CBD Tea Recipe and photos by Shannon Ullman
Cold weather usually means more citrus fruits and lots of tea. This tea recipe combines both of these winter favorites with the added benefit of healing CBD oil. (Note from Cheri, there is no reason this tea could not also be made with regular THC oil.)
It’s refreshing, festive, and will warm you up from the inside out. The ginger, orange, and CBD work together to aid digestion, invigorate the senses, and reduce inflammation.
The CBD oil used in this recipe is an unflavored full spectrum CBD extract. You can use your favorite brand.
Notes on Dosage for CBD Tea from Cheri
As with any cannabis recipe, please adjust the dosage to your needs. The most challenging part of cooking with CBD (as with THC) is dosing, but since CBD is non-psychoactive, the effects of too much CBD will not be as intense as too much THC, if they are felt at all.
Too much CBD has no known side effects, nonetheless, too much is not necessarily the most effective therapeutic dose.
According to Martin Lee, director of Project CBD (the web's best source for credible CBD information) in many cases, less is more. He says that when mixed with THC, far lower doses of CBD are needed, often as little as 2.5 mgs. However, those using a pure CBD isolate or distillate will require a far higher dose.
In all cases, CBD works best in the presence of some THC and the full spectrum of cannabinoids and terpenes in whole plant medicine. Some of you reading, however, may not have this option, depending on where you live and what the current laws allow concerning cannabis. The second best option is a full-spectrum high CBD hemp product like those made by Joy Organics.
Everyone’s CBD needs are different and while one person may do well on a low dose of 2.5 milligrams, others will need much more, even up to a gram or more.
Lee suggests taking several small doses over the course of several days instead of one large dose, and then noting how you feel. He also cautions that cannabis is biphasic, meaning that low and high doses can produce opposite effects, so take things slowly to discover your optimal dose range.
CBD Tea with Orange, Honey and Ginger
- 1 orange
- 1 1/4 cups boiled water
- 1/2 ounce fresh ginger peeled
- 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
- 8-16 mg CBD oil unflavored
- Slice orange into large rounds (between 4-5 depending on size). Squeeze about 1 tablespoon of orange juice into the body of the tea maker (or into your mug if using a tea ball).
- Peel the rind off a round of orange and add the flesh to the basket of the tea maker.
- Peel the skin off of a 2-inch piece of fresh ginger root and thinly slice. Add peeled ginger to the basket of the tea maker or the tea ball.
- Add honey to the body of the tea maker or mug. Use more or less honey according to your personal taste for sweetness.
- Add CBD oil to the body of the tea maker, or mug if using a tea ball.
- Fill the tea basket (or the mug) to the top with boiling water, close the lid, and let brew for 5 minutes. Enjoy!
- You can repeat steps 8 and 9 if desired.
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Shannon Ullman is the founder of Miss Marijuana, a health, wellness, and lifestyle site for women who use cannabis. Follow Miss Marijuana on Instagram or Facebook for more cannabis, lifestyle content.