It’s common knowledge that CBD tea can be good for your health. Teas have been used in the East for millennia, and most of the rest of the world has since adopted this drink as one of their own. In fact, research has shown that tea really does have a number of effects, from influencing sleep cycles to improving mood.
And with the popularity of CBD always increasing, it was only a matter of time before someone combined it with tea. In today’s article, we will be giving you our 5 top CBD tea recipes to try out at home.
What is CBD Tea?
CBD tea is quite self-explanatory. It’s the tea that has added CBD to it. It must be noted that hemp tea also exists; this refers to tea made by brewing the flowers and leaves of the hemp plant, steeping them in the same way you would tea leaves.
This provides some cannabinoids of its own, along with the unique flavor of hemp. Some manufacturers of ready-made CBD teas sell it in hemp tea form, with extra CBD added to ensure a consistent cannabinoid content.
Often, though, CBD just refers to any tea that has had CBD added to it. No matter your favorite kind of tea, you can make a CBD tea out of it.
Tips for Making CBD Tea
It is important to note that you cannot just drop your CBD oil into a cup of tea and call it a day.
Cannabinoids like CBD are hydrophobic, meaning they do not mix with water. As a result, they must have a fatty substance to which they can bind. This is why you must use a variety of tea that goes well with milk so that the CBD can mix well with the water.
By doing this, you are increasing the bioavailability of the CBD and thus making the whole beverage more effective.
5 Best CBD Tea Recipes
So, now that you know the basics, you can start making your very own CBD tea. This is pretty simple once you get the hang of it, so you can start experimenting with your own tea recipes. For now, here are our top 5.
- Traditional English CBD Tea
This tea is your traditional cup of tea, just like they make in England. It consists of a regular old English breakfast teabag and all the ingredients you have in your cupboard. Simple!
1 English Breakfast teabag
A splash of milk
Sugar, or honey as a natural alternative (to taste)
Natural CBD Oil
Heat your water to boiling point either in a kettle or a teapot.
Pour the boiling water over the teabag. Allow to sit for at least 3 minutes, or more if you like it strong.
Remove the teabag. Add a splash of milk, a few teaspoons of sugar (if you have a sweet tooth!), and your required amount of CBD oil.
Stir well to combine all the ingredients. Allow to cool, then enjoy!
- Vegan Almond CBD Tea
Some of us don’t drink milk because it comes from animals, and therefore we thought it would be great to include at least one vegan option. Of course, you can swap out cow milk for plant-based options in any recipe. This recipe also has a nutty twist that makes for a warming, delicious cuppa.
1 English Breakfast teabag
Sugar, honey, or another sweetener
Vanilla CBD Oil
Use a kettle or a teapot to boil your water.
Pour the boiling water into a mug over the English Breakfast teabag. Allow it to brew for three minutes or more, depending on how strong you like your tea.
Fish out the teabag, and add a splash of almond milk. Then, add sweetener to taste and a few drops of CBD oil.
Stir to combine all the ingredients, allow to cool, and drink up!
- Min-TEA CBD Tea
This delicious mint chocolate recipe is the perfect after-dinner treat, a wonderful palate cleanser. It’s an absolutely delicious sweet tea that provides the perfect way to take your CBD. For this recipe, you’re going to want equal parts milk and hot water for a creamy cup.
1 teaspoon peppermint tea leaves (or a teabag)
1 teaspoon of cocoa powder
Honey, to taste
Mint CBD Oil
Steep the peppermint tea in hot water for five minutes. If you have a tea strainer or teapot, this is easy. If not, stir the peppermint leaves into the water and strain it out into a mug afterward.
Stir in the cocoa powder and honey until both dissolved.
Stir in the milk, and then add in a few drops of CBD. Stir well to combine.
- CBD Masawali Chai
This aromatic cup of tea is traditional in Asia, brewed with herbs and spices to feed the soul and the senses. You might need to shop around for a few ingredients if you don’t already have them in your kitchen, but trust us, it’s worth it!
2 teaspoons black tea leaves
½ teaspoon ginger, finely chopped
½ teaspoon star anise
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon cloves
½ teaspoon cardamom
2 teaspoons sugar
Natural CBD Oil
Combine the ginger, star anise, cinnamon, cloves, and cardamom. Mix together well to create chai masala. You will have more than is needed for this recipe, but you can always store it for later.
Boil the water and add it to the tea leaves. Allow steeping for one minute.
Add in the chai masala and mix well.
Next, add in the milk and the sugar, along with the CBD oil. Mix well to combine all ingredients.
Allow to cool, then drink up!
- Green CBD Matcha Tea
Matcha tea is a great health trend, so you won’t find it hard to find matcha powder online. This vegan recipe is a delight to the tastebuds, as well as a pretty big kick to your body’s well-being!
1 ¼ teaspoon matcha powder
1 tablespoon maple syrup
Hot water (only around 2 tablespoons)
Coconut milk or nut milk
Natural CBD Oil
Add your matcha powder to your mug of choice, along with the maple syrup (or a substitute sweetener) and the hot water. Whisk until completely dissolved. A whisk is necessary in order to fluff the drink up into a latte-like texture.
Heat the coconut or nut milk in a saucepan until it is hot and steamy. You can whisk this, too, for an extra frothy drink. Add in the CBD oil and stir well.
Pour the milk over the matcha and stir to combine completely. You can add more sweetener if necessary.