Easy DIY cinnamon Christmas weed tea bags

Published Nov 20, 2019 12:00 p.m. ET
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The holidays can get a little crazy, and what better way to unwind from it all than to enjoy a nice steaming hot cup of Christmas weed tea made from wholesome and simple ingredients? Whether you’re craving a glass of holiday cheer for yourself, or you are in need of some really affordable homemade gifts that everyone will love, these DIY tea bags might be just the solution for you.

You can add your own flair using cool whip, chocolate flakes, or any other of your favorite toppings. Skip over the candy cane, experiment with sweeteners, or add a few drops of food coloring to the dried mixture to come out later, but the very best part is that they can be stashed away and enjoyed several months later. Just remember that it is best to use them up within the year, as, beyond that time, the quality of the decarboxylated grind will degrade, and the tea will lose its potency.

How to make tea bags with weed

Ingredients

  • 200 grams of black tea
  • 7 grams of decarboxylated cannabis grind
  • 6 cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 vanilla pods
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 orange
  • 1 candy cane

Tools/materials

  • Rolling pin
  • Ziploc bag
  • Fine cheese grater
  • Mixing bowl
  • Spoon
  • Baking sheet
  • Sharp knife
  • 8 small confectioner bags
  • Plastic cellophane
  • Ribbon
  • Baking dish
  • Twine

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 210°F, and while you wait for it to warm up, prepare the peels for drying by peeling the fruits using a fine cheese grater.

  2. Add the zest from both the orange and lemon to a baking dish and dry them in the oven for 30 minutes.

  3. Cut the vanilla pods into halves then again by one-inch sections.

  4. Finely chop the cloves and cinnamon sticks.

  5. Add all of the prepared ingredients along with the decarboxylated cannabis grind to a mixing bowl and combine well.

  6. Pour an even amount into 8 separate confectioners’ bags. If you don’t have any handy, then cheesecloth can also work in a pinch.

  7. Use a small piece of twine to tie each of the bags to keep the tea and other ingredients contained.

  8. Wrap each of the bags in a sleeve of cellophane and tie it up with a ribbon or skip this step if you are going to enjoy them yourself rather than giving them away or putting them up on display.

How to prepare Christmas weed tea bags

1. Add ½ cup of water to a pot along with one unsleeved weed tea bag and bring the mixture to a boil.

2. Once it hits a rolling boil, allow it to steep for another 5-10 minutes.

3. Pour the tea into mugs and flavor or garnish as you wish.

How to decarboxylate weed

This step is absolutely necessary if you want to unlock the psychoactive properties of the plant, as it converts THCA into the euphoria-inducing version, THC.

You will need:

  • Grinder
  • Cannabis
  • Baking sheet

Instructions

  1. Grind up the cannabis buds and sprinkle them across a baking sheet as you wait for the oven to preheat to 320°F.

  2. Bake the grind in the oven for 20 minutes.

Your cannabis is now activated and ready to toss into almost any edibles recipe.

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