The Ultimate CBD Tea Guide
CBD tea is easy to brew at home, and it is one of the best-loved ways to enjoy CBD’s many benefits. It can be brewed with ready-made CBD-infused tea leaves or made from your favorite CBD oil, isolate powder, or other CBD product. Combined with your favorite traditional tea leaves and a bit of sweetener to taste, you’ll have a CBD tea that’s sure to please.
What is CBD Tea?
CBD tea is a beverage infused with a concentration of cannabidiol (CBD). It is most often used to promote relaxation or any of CBD’s other reported therapeutic benefits. It’s one of the most popular CBD-infused drinks, due largely to its versatility, customizability, and the widespread appeal of traditional teas.
Like traditional teas, CBD tea is brewed using a combination of dried herbs, referred to as “tea leaves”. It can be brewed using conventional tea bags, a French press, a tea infuser, or virtually any other method appropriate to traditional tea.
How to Make CBD Tea
Making CBD tea at home is quick and easy, and it allows you to customize your regular CBD treatment to maximize effectiveness and enjoyment. In short, it’s a top-notch way to enjoy your dose, and many users have made CBD tea their number one choice for daily CBD treatment.
There are many ways to brew CBD tea, and the specifics may vary depending on your chosen type of tea leaf and CBD product you choose to use. However, the basics will always be as follows:
- Heat water to the appropriate temperature for your type of tea leaves.
- Transfer the hot water to an appropriate vessel (teapot, French press, or tea cup).
- Add your tea leaves to the vessel. If using a French press, a loose leaf tea is appropriate. If using another vessel, consider tea bags or a tea infuser.
- Steep the tea until at desired saturation.
- Add honey, sugar, lemon juice, or other additives to taste, and enjoy!
Of course, there’s a lot you can do to customize the CBD tea brewing experience, but those basics are always the same! The most important thing is finding the proper water temperature for your tea leaves and, of course, brewing the cup to your particular tastes.
Note: CBD is heat-sensitive, and exposing it too temperatures that are too high could diminish your dose’s potency. But at optimal tea brewing temperatures (~150-212F), this should not be an issue.
Is There CBD Tea For Sale?
Many CBD brands offer their own type of CBD tea for sale in a variety of flavors and forms. Whether you’re looking for CBD tea bags or loose leaf tea, you’ll find something to appeal to nearly any taste.
Here at the CBD Choice office, several of our employees swear by CBD Living’s line of loose leaf CBD-infused tea. It comes in a variety of the most popular tea flavors, brews a smooth and consistent cup of tea, and is perfect for use with tea bags, an infuser, or a French press. We currently stock the following CBD Living teas, and we swear by each and every one of them:
- CBD Living Chai Turmeric Tea
- CBD Living Matcha Instant Green Tea
- CBD Living Berry Black Tea
- CBD Living Coconut Herbal Tea
- CBD Living Mango Herbal Tea
- CBD Living Passion Green Tea
Can I Make DIY CBD Tea?
If you’ve found a traditional tea that you simply adore, odds are that you’ll be interested in making your own CBD tea. And good news: with a little bit of prep and know-how, making your own CBD tea creations is as easy as can be.
Here are a few tips to get you on the right track:
Choose the Right CBD Product
You can use virtually any CBD oil or CBD isolate powder when making your CBD tea, but some products may work slightly better than others. The two most important factors are flavor and water solubility.
CBD Oil Flavor
If you’re choosing a CBD oil, be sure to consider which flavors will best complement the traditional tea flavors you intend to use. A light, minty CBD oil may be a good fit for an herbal or citrus tea, but it’s unlikely to go well with a darker chai blend. Similarly, a chocolate flavored CBD oil may be great for more decadent teas, but it’s unlikely to go well with a green tea.
Of course, you could always keep it simple and choose to go with unflavored oil. Keep in mind, however, that most “unflavored” oils do still have a noticeable taste: the rich, earthy taste of hemp. That’s especially true of full spectrum oils, which contain extracts from all parts of the hemp plant.
If you’re a flavor purist and don’t want your CBD interfering with the taste of your favorite tea, we strongly recommend using a CBD isolate powder. Alternatively, a THC-free CBD oil, especially one made with CBD isolate rather than broad-spectrum extract, will likely fit the bill.
In its natural state, CBD is non-water soluble. That means that when you try to incorporate it into your tea, the CBD will eventually separate and, likely, float at the top of your cuppa.
If you intend to drink your tea quickly or don’t mind the separation, this likely won’t cause any problems. However, if you’re more the sipping type or you want to make sure that your CBD dose is equally distributed throughout your cup, then this separation poses a minor problem.
The solution? Water soluble CBD.
Several brands, such as CBD Living, make their products with a special type of CBD, modified to lower its molecular size and increase water solubility. This completely fixes the problem of CBD separating from your cup of tea, allowing you to brew a perfectly-blended cuppa that’s perfect for leisurely sipping.
If that sounds appealing, be on the lookout for “water soluble CBD”, “nano CBD”, or “nano emulsified CBD”; they’ll all fit the bill!