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Hemp Flower Tea 101: How to Brew the Perfect CBD Cuppa

Perfect CBD Cuppa

Looking to unwind after a long day? Hemp flower tea might be your new best friend. This soothing beverage boasts a calming effect and a range of potential health benefits, all thanks to the presence of CBD (cannabidiol), a non-psychoactive compound found in the hemp plant.

Brewing the perfect cup of hemp flower tea can be an art, but don’t let that put you off – once you’ve got the right tools and know-how, you’ll be relaxing with the perfect cuppa in no time.

We here at BudBros are all about harnessing the goodness of CBD, and we’re happy to share our knowledge. From picking the right ingredients to steeping and customisation options, we’ll guide you through everything you need to know. So grab your mug and let’s get steeping!

What You Need to Get Started

You’ll need a few things to get started, but luckily, the list is pretty short:

  1. Hemp flowers: No surprises here! Source your flowers from reputable stores or online vendors that prioritise organic, chemical-free flowers. If you’re not sure where to start, we offer a curated selection that’s been rigorously tested for purity and adheres to legal THC limits. Check it out!
  2. Water: Freshness is key. Filtered or spring water will yield the cleanest taste and maximise the health benefits of your tea.
  3. Teapot with strainer or separate tea infuser: Decide on your brewing method. A teapot is convenient, easy to clean, and gives the loose leaf tea more space to expand and release its full flavour. An infuser gives more control over steeping time and is generally more portable. Choose the size based on the amount of tea you plan to brew and the number of cups you’d like.
  4. Cup: Any mug will do the trick, but for the classic tea experience, consider bone China. Its thin walls keep your tea warmer for longer, its rim is comfortable to sip from, and it allows the full range of flavours to come through. Of course, regular ceramic mugs work just fine too!
  5. Flavour additions (optional): Feeling adventurous? Honey, lemon, mint, or a sprinkle of your favourite herbs can elevate your tea to a whole new level!

How to Brew Your Hemp Tea Flowers

With your supplies on hand, you can finally start brewing! Follow these steps for the perfect CBD tea.

1. Measure Your Hemp Tea Flowers

Begin by measuring out one or two teaspoons of loose hemp flowers and grinding them in a grinder to increase the surface area and allow for better extraction of CBD.

Once ground, add the hemp to your teapot or infuser. You can adjust the amount you later depending on how strong you’d like your tea. If you’re new to hemp tea, it’s best to start with a smaller amount and see how you feel. You can always add more in future steeps to find the perfect dose for your needs, whether you’re looking to relax, sleep more soundly, or ease muscle soreness.

2. Heat the Water

Now it’s time to heat things up! You might be used to letting the kettle boil and automatically shut off, but this isn’t best for hemp tea – using water that’s too hot can burn the flower and degrade some of its beneficial compounds, while water that’s too cool can make your tea taste weak and bland. The ideal temperature for brewing hemp tea is around 70°C (158°F).

Some kettles have built-in thermometers, but you can also use a regular kitchen thermometer. Just be careful not to burn yourself when checking the temperature.

3. Let It Steep

Once the water hits the perfect temperature, gently pour it over your hemp flowers. Let them steep for 3 to 5 minutes, or a bit longer for a more potent brew. Once you’ve reached your desired strength, simply strain out the flowers with a tea strainer or remove your infuser.

4. Add Flavour (Optional)

If you’re new to CBD tea, we’d recommend keeping it plain first. This lets you experience the pure flavour and see if it needs any enhancements. If you think it could use an extra something, a touch of honey, lemon, or your favourite herb can add a wonderful twist. For an extra smooth texture and potentially better absorption (healthy fats are said to help with CBD intake), feel free to add a splash of milk, cream, or even coconut oil!

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