For some, a morning cup of coffee or caffeinated tea is all about the energy boost. These people are looking for the instant jolt of caffeine to jumpstart their day. Some people prefer to drink a cup of coffee or tea to ease into their mornings. Why not make your mornings more chill with cannabis coffee and tea?
Make Your Mornings More Chill
Cannabis coffee and tea are cannabis-infused beverages. Instead of drinking a cup of coffee and smoking a joint (the traditional wake and bake scenario), you combine two of the greatest things in the world, cannabis and your favorite morning beverage. Instead of smoking, which could leave you smelling like your chosen strain no matter how well you shower, you ingest your dose of THC and other cannabinoids. The caffeine in your beverage helps you to wake up, and the THC from cannabis provides creativity, alertness, and calm.
Choosing the Right Strains for Your Morning Beverage
When making cannabis coffee or tea, one of the most important factors is the type of cannabis you use. Choosing a strain comes down to two major factors, the flavor and the effects you want.
Flavor comes down to the terpenes in a given strain. For instance, adding Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies adds a slight citrusy note, while Cherry OG offers a mild cherry flavor. Strawberry Cough, you guessed it, adds a bit of strawberry flavor to your beverage.
The effects you’re going for also play a role in what strain you choose. If you’re looking for an energy boost, you might go with something like Sour Diesel. If you’re easing into your morning and plan on spending the day chilling out, something like Fruity Pebbles can provide you with a mixture of creativity and calm. Skywalker can ease you into your day without the jitters you might get from caffeine.
How to Make Cannabis Coffee and Tea
One of the easiest ways to make a cup of cannabis coffee or tea is to purchase an infused product at your local dispensary. You may come across infused pods or tea bags. Another option is to brew your favorite coffee or tea and add a dollop of infused butter or coconut oil to your cup. Alternatively, you can add a few drops of your favorite tincture. Another option is to squeeze a little cannabis honey into your warm morning beverage.
Brewing Cannabis Coffee
If you want to experience the entire process from start to finish, here’s a recipe to help you make homemade cannabis coffee from scratch:
What you’ll need:
- 5 grams of cannabis
- 3 cups of water
- 2 tablespoons of butter or coconut oil
Start by grinding your cannabis buds. Next, boil your water and add your butter or oil, stirring well to combine. Turn the heat down to a simmer and add your ground cannabis. Brew the mixture for 40 minutes, stirring frequently. Strain the mixture to remove the plant matter and brew your favorite coffee blend.
Are you more a tea person? Here’s a recipe to make an infused tea drink to start your day.
What you need:
- 1 gram of cannabis
- 1 tablespoon of butter or coconut oil
- 4 cups of water
Again, start by grinding your cannabis buds. Boil the water and add your butter or oil, stirring it until it dissolves completely. Next, add your ground cannabis and teabag or loose-leaf tea. Let the mixture boil for approximately 10 minutes. Strain the infusion right into your mug and enjoy.
If you enjoy easing into your mornings, a cup of cannabis coffee or tea can help take that experience to a whole new level. While you can purchase infused pods or teabags, making your own is a fairly simple, straightforward process. Pick your favorite strain and give it a try.