CBD is basically the new caffeine when you look at the drink market today. You can buy pre-made CBD water, CBD juice, CBD soda and so many other beverages. A selection that was once limited to cannabis shops is now in local grocery stores. You can even spike your coffee with some CBD in order to get those anti-anxiety and anti-inflammatory benefits with your drink. If coffee isn’t your thing, CBD tea might be the magical drink you’ve been searching for.
To get you started here are 5 different premade CBD tea options available:
Buddha Teas offers multiple flavors of CBD tea, each tea bag is infused with 5mg of water soluble CBD and boasts having 0% THC. The camomile blend features: camomile, lavender and lemon balm. This blend is perfect for setting your mind at ease. The box comes with 18 tea bags so you can enjoy it for weeks and brew it when you have some free time.
Each of these ingredients individually has relaxant properties. Camomile has been known to ease digestive issues, including flatulence, indigestion, diarrhea, anorexia, motion sickness, nausea, and vomiting. Lavender and lemon balm are both anti viral and said to improve sleep, reduce blood pressure and help with anxiety. Each individual ingredient in this tea has properties that mesh with the healing properties of CBD making it a super drink to try.
This premade tea features 10 mg of CBD per bottle. Unlike buddha teas they do not specify if their product contains THC, however under FDA regulation it can only contain less than 0.3% THC. This CBD tea also contains: organic ginger, organic turmeric, organic orange juice and organic honey.
Ginger like CBD is linked to a ton of health benefits. It is an antibacterial and antiviral, reduces nausea, lowers blood sugar, can help with menstrual pain, lower cholesterol and even possibly improve brain function. Turmeric is another one of those super powered ingredients that is said to be a cure all in many eastern cultures aiding in everything from skincare to weight loss. These ingredients mixed with some sweet notes of orange and honey are sure to make a delicious and beneficial drink.
This tea blend is simple containing organic jasmine, organic currant, organic bluebottle petals and of course 15 mg of CBD. Jasmine tea boasts all of the health benefits of green tea, it is high in antioxidants and anti inflammatories and could even reduce your risk for Alzheimers and Parkinsons.
Black currants are rich in an omega-6 fatty acid called gamma-linoleic acid and also have tons of antioxidants. Bluebottle petals, also known as cornflower, has been used in medicines for centuries, and contains several essential nutrients including biotin (vitamin B7) and calcium. Basically this tea could give your mood and immune system a huge boost.
CBD Infused Tea offers a huge selection of loose leaf teas. Their tea comes in a 2 ounce container containing 250 mg of CBD. CBD Infused Tea says that this is good for about 12 cups of tea, which means you're getting about 20 mg of CBD per cup. This blend features echinacea which is powerful immune system booster. Additionally, rooibos is said to help balance blood sugar levels and protect against diabetes.
Last on our list and also the most potent of these CBD teas are blends by The Brothers Apothecary from Portland Oregon. Their teas feature 50-70 mg of CBD in every tea bag and are good for 1-3 uses per bag. This blend features peppermint and spearmint which both can ease nausea and have a calming effect.
For any of the brew yourself CBD teas above you should leave them steep for at least 3 minutes before drinking to ensure that the CBD can infuse in the water. Additionally you should have a snack with or before your tea, preferably something with some fat. CBD is known to absorb better when dietary fat is present within the body.
As you can see there are so many options with CBD tea, from brand to flavor to CBD content there are many variables that you can control. If you are new to CBD it is recommended that you start with a tea that has 5-10mg and work from there. Noting how the CBD makes you feel in small doses is helpful so that you can add and really get a feel for the impact the substance has. If you have your own CBD oil, you can get creative and infuse any food or beverage with CBD.
Written by Kiana St. Onge