Candy cane, peppermint tea with the powerful addition of THC

Published Nov 22, 2019 02:00 p.m. ET
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Most cannabis lovers would enjoy a piping hot cup of almost any kind of weed tea, but now that the holidays are upon us, it’s time to spice things up a bit with a Christmas themed peppermint tea recipe that pairs perfectly with the delicious flavors of the festive candy cane. Just remember that edibles are a more potent breed of cannabis product, so be sure to consume each cup with caution and in moderation for the safest and most enjoyable experience.

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 3 minutes

Calories: 80 per cup

Servings: 2 cups

You will need:

  • 1 gram of cannabis
  • 1 tablespoon of butter (unsalted)
  • 2 cups of boiling water
  • 2 tea bags (any flavor)
  • 2 candy canes
  • 2 reusable non-metal tea bags (or cheesecloth with twine)
  • Grinder
  • Mug
  • Microwave
  • Spoon
  • Small pot


  1. Add water into a small pot and set it to medium heat on a burner until it comes to a boil.

  2. While you wait for the water to warm up, grind up the fresh cannabis bud flowers and dump half of the grind into each reusable tea bags, and put one into each mug.

  3. Now put ½ tablespoon of butter into each mug.

  4. Place the mugs in the microwave and heat them until the butter melts, which may take anywhere from 10-20 second. Try to make sure that the grind can be covered with the butter as it melts, and to do that they need to be resting on the bottom of the cup.

  5. Now toss in the tea bags and slowly pour the boiling water over the tea bags until each mug is full.

  • Use a spoon to stir each of the teas before removing the tea bags from the mugs.

  • This is the perfect time to add your favorite sweeteners and flavorings like sugar or milk.

  • Now garnish each of the mugs with an unwrapped candy cane, and as you slowly enjoy the weed tea the candy cane treats will dissolve into the steaming hot abyss for your enjoyment, adding a delightful minty taste to the infused cannabis drink.

  • Mint flavored weed strains

    Edibles are always better when they are complemented with the natural aromas of the best weed strains, and in the case of a candy cane dessert, mint-flavored strains are one of the most effective options for enhancing the experience. In case you aren’t sure where to start, here are a few perfect choices to help get you started:

    • Green Crack
    • Purple Kush
    • Super Sour Diesel
    • Thai Lights
    • Blue Dream
    • Tokyo Kush
    • Mendo Breath
    • OG Kush
    • Beyond the Brain
    • Lime Skunk

    How long do edibles take to kick in?

    If you have experience with edibles then you might already know what to expect, but those that aren’t might not realize that it can take quite a while for them to start to take effect. When you smoke cannabis, the psychoactive element, THC, is absorbed immediately through the lungs, but the trip to the stomach takes much longer, which is why edibles can take up to 2 hours to fully kick in. Hence the reason why it is always recommended to wait at least 2 hours between edibles.

    How long do edibles last?

    This is a question that can be difficult to answer correctly as each person will absorb cannabinoids like THC at a different rate, and other factors like prior exposure, tolerance, body fat, and an empty stomach can significantly impact the length of an edibles’ high. While we might not be able to tell you exactly how long the effects will last, we can say that the average time edibles will hang around with the possibility of affecting the consumer is up to 12 hours after the initial ingestion.

    Edibles are a strong marijuana product that should always be enjoyed in moderation and with safety in mind. If you are brand new to edibles or want to share some with a less experienced enthusiast, then you might also want to check out our helpful list of tips and trick on how to deal with a bad high. That way, you are prepared to handle anything that might arise during this exotic and one of a kind substance experience.

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