When you’re younger, coffee seems like the most grown-up drink imaginable, but in fact, it’s a warm cup of tea that signifies you’ve reached true adult enlightenment. Similarly, while CBD works just as well in coffee, its supportive properties really shine with CBD infused tea.
Introduction to CBD and CBD Infused Tea
Just what is CBD? It stands for cannabidiol, and it has far more applications than simply as a tea additive.
Cannabidiol is one of many plant compounds called cannabinoids, which are naturally produced in cannabis plants. Aside from CBD, the other most well-known cannabinoid is THC, which causes the high associated with marijuana.
However, CBD has nothing to do with marijuana for the most part, though it is commonly extracted from hemp strains of cannabis. Hemp and its derivative products became legal nationwide early in 2019, thanks to the latest iteration of the Farm Bill. American hemp plants must have less than 0.3% THC, so the resulting CBD has negligible amounts of THC in it, and cannot get you high.
The market has thus been flooded with various CBD products in differing strengths. Oils, topical creams, drinks and edibles, and even vape cartridges. Consumer choices are almost endless, but regulation is still in its infancy, so it is often up to buyers to stay informed and do their own research.
Always look for a company you can trust that provides independent lab results that verify the purity and potency of their CBD. Be aware that the smaller the serving (and the more you weigh), the less you’ll feel the effects of CBD in tea or other products.
CBD Infused Tea Effects
In a general sense, tea and cannabidiol have overlapping positive effects. It’s the perfect chance to try CBD in a low impact, easily incorporated way.
So what is cannabidiol useful for? Scientifically speaking, we’re only beginning to figure out CBD’s effects with certainty. However, it interacts with the body’s internal endocannabinoid system, and it’s been anecdotally shown that:
- CBD may promote stress relief and feelings of ease.
- It can support overall wellness.
- CBD has promise as a soothing agent or pain reliever.
- It may help ease restlessness and encourage sleep at bedtime.
Their partnership can enhance the potential benefits of both, creating a calming drink for relaxation and centering yourself in the morning and before bed. Or, if you’re sensitive to caffeine but enjoy non-herbal teas, CBD may be able to temper that for you without decaffeinated blends.
At the very least, a small serving of CBD should have no detrimental effect even if you don’t actively notice any improvements over your regular cup of tea. Still, it’s best to consult your doctor or a knowledgeable physician beforehand.
Why is that? What is CBD’s risk factor when ingested? Cannabidiol is non-toxic, obviously, and to date, there’s never been any evidence of physical addiction. It has interactions with the liver and certain other drugs, but it’s comparably as safe as Tylenol, if not more so.
Multiple Methods to Have CBD Infused Tea
Unlike Tylenol, which is boring and must be taken in a common oral way, CBD offers various exciting avenues of consumption.
#1 Few Drops of CBD Oil in Tea
CBD oils are one of the most popular forms of cannabidiol. They come in many different serving sizes and flavors, and the amount taken can be tweaked according to the individual.
Plus, CBD oil drops work well in various applications. You can turn the drops into topicals, cook with it, or mix some into other products when feeling experimental. For the purposes of CBD tea, simply add a few drops into the hot water or with a splash of cream.
Since it’s oil-based, a little bit of cream will give the CBD something to bond to, and take the edge off CBD’s sometimes bitter taste.
#2 CBD Tea
Some companies have CBD tea blends directly for sale — Green Roads has our own CBD infused tea bags for an ideally balanced single serving.
They combine the pleasant relaxation of chamomile and peppermint with the soothing properties of cannabidiol. Vanilla flavor tops everything off. These CBD tea bags make a great, noncommittal way to sample what CBD tea is all about.
Try one for yourself or get one for a curious friend or loved one.
#3 Add CBD Infused Products to Tea
Perhaps you don’t care to take your tea with any cream at all and must have only your one favorite blend in the mornings. What then? Must you be resigned to a tiny slick of oil sitting atop your cup?
You may be interested instead to try an accompanying cannabidiol product with your tea, such as CBD infused honey or even something like CBD coconut oil.
CBD honey mixing sticks are widely available, which can be dissolved into a single cup of tea, and there are entire bottles of CBD honey, too. Coconut oil in tea is a bit more of an acquired taste, but many companies offer food-grade CBD coconut oil for purchase.
Tea may be the grown-up drink of enlightened adulthood, but it might still be improved upon by the addition of a little CBD. The two work together to create the ultimate cup of warm, stress-free, me time for morning, noon, or night.
And there isn’t just one way to reach that nirvana. When it comes to cannabidiol, you’ll never be short of options. So whichever method you prefer, go ahead and try a little CBD infused tea.