Yo, what’s up peeps? I’m Dan and I’m here to drop some knowledge on ya. You know that dank bud you’ve been smoking? Well, turns out that’s not the only way to consume cannabis. Sippin’ on some stem tea, made from the leftovers of your homegrown stash, is a whole new level of getting high.
I know what you’re thinking, “What the hell is stem tea?” Well, let me break it down for you. When you harvest your buds, don’t throw away those stems! They may be crackly bits now, but they still pack a punch. Stem tea is made from boiling leftover stems in water and binding agents like coconut milk or alcohol. The end result is a tasty brew that will have you feelin’ good.
Making weed stem tea ain’t rocket science either. You don’t need to be a pro to brew yourself a cup of happiness. Here’s what you’ll need:
– Saucepan or Kettle
– Paper towel
– Coffee filter or strainer
– Reusable tea bag
– Leftover weed stems (1oz per cup of water)
– Pot for boiling water
– Two glasses of water
– A tea bag of your favorite flavor (optional)
– Sugar (as per your needs)
– Stevia (natural sweetener)
– Coconut milk or whole milk (1/2 tablespoon)
– Alcohol or rum (2 tablespoons)
– Coconut oil or butter (1/2 tablespoon)
Once you’ve got all your supplies, you’re ready to start brewing. Here’s how to do it in 5 easy steps:
Step #1: Decarboxylate your stems
To get the most potent stem tea possible, break your cannabis stems and cook them in an oven at 240 degrees Fahrenheit for 40 minutes. This process is called decarboxylation and will give you a quick onset and strong effects.
Step #2: Boil water and binding agent
Boil two glasses of water in a saucepan and add your binding agent – butter, coconut oil, or whatever else you want to use. Boil for a couple of minutes but don’t go over 5 minutes.
Step #3: Infuse weed stems
Pour in your cannabis stems (as per the ratio mentioned earlier) into the boiled water mixture and stir frequently for about 10 minutes. This will ensure that the stem molecules bind perfectly into the mix. If you’re using alcohol as your binding agent, add it here for extra potency.
Step #4: Filter
After stirring for about 10 minutes, your weed tea is almost ready. Take your coffee filter and pour the stem tea mix through it into a kettle. It will simply strain out the weed stems and leave you with pure liquid form.
Step #5: Spice it up and enjoy
If you like the pure earthy taste of weed tea, then go ahead and sip away! But if you want to add some flavor, try adding lemon, coconut milk, a flavored tea bag, honey, sugar, syrup or any other ingredient that tickles your fancy.
Now that you know how to make weed stem tea, let’s talk about its health benefits. Consuming weed tea can help with anxiety, depression, chronic pain, loss of appetite and many other medical symptoms. Depending on the strain potency and your tolerance to THC and CBD, you’ll feel different effects. But overall, weed tea offers immediate medical benefits just like other cannabis consumption methods.
So there ya have it folks – a step-by-step guide to brewing yourself some dank stem tea. Don’t forget to choose your favorite weed strain for optimal results! Peace out!