How to Make Dagga Tea (One of the Easiest and Best Ways)
Today, we’re taking a look at one of the easiest ways to make dagga tea. There are five ingredients and five steps, and it only takes an hour to make – making it perfect for beginners.
It’s a fun and different way to consume your cannabis without the unhealthy side effects of smoking. As well as being a great introduction to working with dagga in the spectrum of edibles.
Level: Beginner level easy
Prep Time: 5 Min
Total Time: 50 Min
Yield: 1 Serving between 1-2 Cups
What is Cannabis Tea?
Dagga tea is both one of the oldest ways of consuming weed, and one of the simplest recipes for preparing edible weed. It will help you understand the important processes in turning your raw product into an edible one. The tea will get you high in a slightly different, and often more intense, manner than smoking a joint and is far more effective for treating pain and sleep issues due to this potency. It’s also a fantastic nausea killer when ill.
Decarboxylation is the process that takes place to turn your raw weed into an intoxicating edible product. As we all know, eating buds of dagga will do nothing for you (except serving as a great source of fiber). The non-intoxicating THCA present in the plant needs to be either burned or vaporized to be converted into THC, and the same happens when cannabis is cooled with a fat like butter or oils.
Edibles are known for being a far more intense, and slightly different high to smoking, and for good reason. Firstly, they take between 30-60 minutes to start working (sometimes even longer), which leads a lot of people to unwisely re-dose before the effects begin. Secondly, there are certain variations of the THC chemical that can only be processed by your liver and are essentially lost when smoking. This leads to edibles having a far better bioavailability (meaning they’re more effectively metabolized).
Furthermore, some of these THC variants produce stronger psychedelic effects, showing users a much more trippy side of cannabis – a side not everyone can handle.
Jump to: How to make Dagga Tea in 5 Simple Steps
Dagga Tea Ingredients
This tea is incredibly simple to make, and quite hard to mess up. This recipe will make enough for one person, possibly with a little left over.
Here are the ingredients:
- 0.25-0.5g Ground Cannabis*
- 3 cups water
- 2 tbsp of Coconut Oil or Butter
- A teabag of your choice
- Sugar or Milk to taste (Optional)
*Dosage: The rule of thumb, in general, is that you should eat the amount you’d smoke in a sitting. For example, if you’d usually roll a one gram joint and smoke a third of it, then use a third of a gram in your tea.
You can substitute the cannabis buds in a number of ways to change the effects of the tea:
- Use cannabis leaves for a less-intoxicating tea
- Use hash or extracts instead of ground bud (you won’t need much oil at all for this one)
- Use fresh plant trim instead of buds. You’ll need around a cup, and this can sometimes be a lot more intense of a high if the plant matter has not fully matured to a good THC / CBD ratio
- Use THC-free hemp buds or plant matter for a child-friendly tea great for easing stomach pain, or insomnia
How to make Dagga Tea in 5 Simple Steps
This super-simple recipe really just scratches the surface of dagga tea. Once you’ve made it a few times yourself, you’ll find yourself experimenting to get the potency, flavour and style that you prefer best. We’ve made a number of ice teas, lassis, iced-coffee style drinks and a number of other preparations with variations of this recipe.
Step One: Bring your Water to a Simmer
Bring your water to a simmer in a small pot with a lid. Once it reaches a soft boil, let it maintain for a few minutes so as to keep a regular temperature.
You want a soft, rolling simmer with a little movement – like a kettle that’s getting some nice bubble movement in it.
Step Two: Add your weed and coconut oil
Add your coconut oil and weed, stirring to dissolve the oil, and let it simmer softly. You want to make sure that both your dagga and oil are getting moved around a bit so that they can mix properly and become well infused.
Step Three: Simmer for 45 minutes
Let this mixture simmer for 45 minutes to fully infuse, checking every 5-7 minutes to make sure it’s not boiling, and not too cold. Stir regularly to make sure no plant matter is sticking to the sides of the pot.
If you notice a lot of water evaporating, you may want to add little bits of water as you go to keep a regular level throughout. It’s perfectly normal to lose some water in the process, however, if a cup or more has evaporated then you should add some more.
Around 10-20 minutes into this process, you should begin to smell the easily identifiable odour of cooking weed.
Step Four: Remove from heat and add a teabag
At this point your tea should look anywhere from a yellow to a green colour, depending on the strain and quality of cannabis you’re using.
Remove it from the heat and add your teabag, as you would to a teapot of freshly boiled water. Let it sit as long as you feel is appropriate for it to cool and brew properly.
Step Five: Enjoy
Pour yourself a cup and take a taste – you may want to add some sugar or water depending on how you like your tea.
If you’re not familiar with edibles or if it’s your first time, it’s advised to start with half and see how you feel after 90+ minutes before taking more.
Otherwise, sit back and enjoy the intoxicating effects of this ancient infusion, pondering its use throughout history and cannabis’ role in both ancient and modern society.
The Benefits of drinking Boiled Dagga
Cannabis tea, as previously mentioned, has been in use for thousands of years around the world, with the most well-known preparation being Bhang, an ancient Indian drink with a history dating back as early as 1000 BCE.
While there are the obvious benefits of it being a far healthier way to consume cannabis over smoking it, there are a number of other pros to drinking Cannabis tea which might not be quite as obvious as the former.
The medicinal effects such as pain relief, fighting insomnia and appetite stimulation are far more noticeable when drinking cannabis tea. Its slow onset and long duration can also make it – when dosed correctly – a far more manageable way for some people to get stoned.
In addition, when you’re drinking water infused with plant matter you’re digesting a lot of the nutrients and beneficial cannabinoids in the plant that you might not get in full from smoking. The benefits of many cannabinoids are increased when metabolized by your liver (the same reason, in fact, that edible marijuana can be so much more potent), and the bioavailability of different THC molecules is far increased giving you a much more efficient and potent medicine.
It’s also a great way to dose your dagga – if you’ve been given a prescribed amount to take by a professional, it makes for easy volumetric dosing. Simply work out the rough amount of marijuana per ml, and store your tea in a measured bottle in the fridge, using when necessary.
Thanks to this guide, you should now be well on your way to making your first brew of dagga tea. If you’re looking to be adventurous, go ahead and put your own spin on this recipe. Ice tea, kombucha, lassis, and tea lattes all make for killer infused drinks, so get creative and let us know how they turn out!
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There are numerous benefits to buying dagga tea rather than making it – it’s already been tested to a high standard, it’s a convenient and easy marijuana tea, and the ingredients are high quality and 100% organic.
Each Buddha CBD teabag contains 5 mg of CBD, and all have been tested to reveal 0% THC. So if you’re looking to try cannabis tea for stress and anxiety, without the high, this is a really great option. Buddha Teas are made with water-soluble CBD rather than oil-based CBD, which maximizes the effectiveness of the brew.
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