CBD Tea Benefits Guide (Recipe Included)
Kirsten Thornhill |
CBD TEA BENEFITS GUIDE (RECIPE INCLUDED)
CBD tea can be an incredible thing. It can be served cold, hot, lukewarm, and comes packed with little to no caffeine, in addition to natural antioxidants. There are hundreds and hundreds of delicious flavors available, more than you’d even think to realize.
CBD tea benefits may go beyond just what you’re sipping in your cup. The industry for CBD-infused beverages is quickly growing, becoming not only available at an alarming rate, but popular nationwide.
In today’s article, we’ll touch on the benefits and effects of CBD tea as well as some simple CBD tea recipes sure to make it in your kitchen on your next rainy day.
Let's dish the tea!
WHAT IS CBD TEA?
CBD tea is becoming well-known for its therapeutic potential to help relieve anxiety and pain, amongst other health concerns. Cannabidiol (CBD) tea may also be called hemp tea, offering medicinal benefits to some individuals more than others.
CBD is one of the nonpsychoactive compounds found in the cannabis plant, so it won’t exert a high in users. On the other hand, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) has psychoactive effects associated, so users may feel euphoric effects. Fortunately enough, hemp tea typically contains CBD, not THC.
If you are wanting to maximize the benefits and effectiveness of CBD in a teabag, you’ll want to add some luscious fat. Yep, fat! CBD molecules clink of with fat molecules, helping your body process them more smoothly. By adding cream, milk, or a non-milk alternative, your cup of tea may not only taste creamier but may help you maximize your cannabis benefits.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF CBD TEA?
BENEFITS OF CBD
Though the benefits of cannabis have been around for centuries and centuries, CBD is definitely a new compound making waves in the CBD literature. CBD has been suggested to help with a wide array of health concerns, ranging from anxiety, mental well-being, to acne and heart health.
Since CBD is quickly becoming a holistic favorite, consumers are picking up on the talk about its therapeutic benefits.
Cannabidiol may help users with health concerns, including:
BENEFITS OF TEA
Tea is a wonderful option! It can be served hot, cold, warm, or at room temperature, coming packed with antioxidants and possible caffeine. Tea can come in a variety of flavors, with ascents of other natural ingredients too. For instance, black, green, herbal, and lemon teas are just some of the most commonly drank teas.
Tea has been around for centuries, being extremely popular still to this day in countries like Europe, Asia, Turkey, and the Middle East.
According to Harvard Health, tea has major health-promoting substances, catechins, epicatechins, and polyphenols to be specific. These molecules have amazing anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, as suggested by animal and human studies. Harvard-led studies have even found that tea or coffee drinkers are at a lower risk for developing diabetes and potentially cardiovascular disease (CVD).
BENEFITS TO AILMENTS
Both caffeinated and herbal teas may provide small amounts of minerals and vitamins, such as potassium, sodium, zinc, and magnesium. The amount varies depending on the age and growing conditions of the tea plant.
Tea may be able to help reduce the risk for users to develop diabetes and cancer. By following large groups of doctors and nurses, Harvard Health professionals were able to track their tea intake for long period. Researchers found that tea drinkers were less likely to develop diabetes over time, compared to those who drink little to no tea.
Some researchers have also suggested that tea drinking may be associated with lower rates of developing CVD like we briefly discussed above. Thus, if users can have a lower risk of diabetes, this may contribute to a lower risk of having a stroke or developing heart disease. This may even help in lowering tea drinker’s blood pressure or improve their cholesterol. Cool, right?
HOW DO I MAKE CBD TEA? (RECIPE)
First things first, gather your ingredients! This will help you visualize and see what you’re working with before you start mixing, stirring, and whipping up some CBD tea goodness.
This CBD tea recipe calls for:
- 1 teabag of your choice
- 1 cup of hot water
- Splash of cream
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 lemon peel
- 1 dropper full of CBD oil (1.0 mL)
So you’ve got your coffee mug or cup and your ingredients, it’s time to create!
In a coffee cup, add the honey, cinnamon stick, and fancy lemon twist.
Add the teabag, fill your cup with hot water, and drop in your CBD oil. Let it steep for 3 - 5 minutes before drinking.
Remove the teabag from your mug and add a splash of cream, milk, or non-milk alternative. Don’t forget to stir! Finally, it’s time to enjoy.
HOW MUCH CBD SHOULD I ADD?
This is not a “one size fits all” answer folks. It really is up to you in regards to how much CBD oil you should add to your glorious cup of relaxing tea. For example, if you’re new to CBD and making CBD-infused teas, we recommend adding half a dropper full of CBD (0.50 mL). You can always increase your dosage if need be next time.
We highly encourage talking to your physician prior to starting any new supplement or CBD regime. CBD may increase or decrease the effects of other prescription medications that you may be taking. Again, CBD is not intended to treat, diagnose, prevent, or cure any disease, ailment, or condition.
If you are a frequent “CBDer”, go ahead and try to add a dropper full of CBD (1.0 mL) oil in your tea. It’s better to take things slow here, as you can always add more down the road.
WILL CBD TEA SHOW UP ON A DRUG TEST?
CBD tea will not show up on a drug test if it is hemp-derived, containing only 0.3% THC or less. This is important because CBD tea derived from marijuana plants may have higher levels of THC present, thus, you may get “high” from drinking this.
However, hemp-derived CBD tea has such little THC present, it will likely not show up on a drug test. Though CBD is not yet FDA approved, drug screenings may test for different cannabinoids, including CBD and THC.
It’s best to play it safe here. If you frequently get drug tested for your job, you may need to refrain from trying CBD in your tea, with high THC levels.
HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST TEA COMBINATION?
Before we get into CBD teas, we want to, again, disclaim that CBD or CBD tea is not intended to cure, treat, prevent, diagnose, or help any health ailments, conditions, or concerns.
When it comes to choosing CBD teas and picking tea and CBD combinations, there are a few pointers we suggest looking into before deciding on your new purchase.
1. NOT ALL CBD TEA IS CREATED EQUAL
Do your homework! Not all CBD products, tea, products, or CBD tea products are created equal. Since CBD is not well-regulated in the US (yet), companies can claim their products contain CBD, even if they contain little to no actual CBD! Kinda crazy if you think about it. Now don’t get us wrong, that’s most definitely not always the case, just one we want to make aware to you.
2. READ REVIEWS
Reviews aren’t always a ‘make or break’ in your decision process when it comes to purchasing, but it may help give you some insight into the taste of the tea and details about shipping and customer service.
3. CHECK THE CBD DOSAGE IN THE TEA
Again, not all teas will contain the same amount of CBD. It’s important, as a consumer, that you are aware of the amount of CBD present in your tea as well as where the CBD has been derived from (i.e. hemp or marijuana plants).
4. TRIAL AND ERROR
You are the creator here! Deciding which CBD oils to drop into your tea is completely up to you! Maybe you love green tea and want a refreshing minty taste to add for flavor. Our Day Formula CBD Oil may work just perfect for an additive to your tea, as it is packed with a refreshing minty flavor, caffeine, and antioxidants.
CAN I USE CBD WATER TO MAKE CBD TEA?
Absolutely! CBD Water can be served hot or cold to make CBD tea. As the lead chef, you are in control of your drink experiments, choose as you please!
You may be getting a higher dose of CBD, but you can always add more H20 and less CBD Water to your drink, to help balance it out.
WHAT OTHER CBD PRODUCTS ARE AVAILABLE?
Nanocraft offers other CBD products including:
- CBD Oil Pills
- CBD Lotions
- CBD Powders
- CBD Drops
Regardless of what your goals and intentions are with CBD products, our wide array of products are sure to align with your desired CBD type.
We have CBD for athletes, whether you’re a professional, amateur, recreational or a newbie athlete, here, at Nanocraft, designed for the athlete in all of us.
If you’re wanting a quick absorption, our CBD Drops are a great option. Sublingual application allows for the CBD to be absorbed quickly into the bloodstream via your tastebuds.
If you want to alleviate pain or reduce inflammation in certain areas, our CBD Topicals are a great choice, with 200 - 500 mg of hemp-derived CBD in each stick. Just a swipe or two will get you closer to feeling relaxed and relieved fast.
Wanting a more incognito method to take your CBD? CBD Oil Pills and CBD Powders are a great alternative for your daily dose. CBD capsules are easy to incorporate right into your daily vitamin routine, with one capsule being 25 mg of CBD. CBD powders are a perfect workout boost drink to power you through your exercise.
* DISCLAIMER: The information in this article is for educational purposes only. It does not exploit or provide medical advice of any kind. Therefore, any reliance you place on the information below is strictly at your own risk. Please check with your medical provider before starting or changing a CBD routine.
Nanocraft SciencesHuman Performance Researcher | Lifestyle Medicine AdvocateKirsten Thornhill was born and raised in a small farm town in Stanislaus County, California. Kirsten graduated with a Master of Science degree in exercise physiology from Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, CA. She is currently in pursuits of a PhD in Health Sciences: Human & Sport Performance at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in Northern Utah. She is very passionate about human physiology and the metabolic and nutritional adaptations that occur during exercise in athletes. Kirsten has specialized in teaching laboratory, clinical, practical, and research applications of exercise testing to college students. She enjoys educating and informing people on the importance of lifetime movement, plant-based eating, and health research and development. Her passion for natural, lifestyle medicine enables her to strive when promoting health and education.