They say ‘a cup of tea solves everything’, and never has that been more true than when you’re sipping hemp tea; a soothing, calming brew derived from the Cannabis plant. You’ve heard that herbal tea can be good for your health, but what happens when you add hemp to your morning pick-me-up? Here’s everything you need to know about hemp tea and its many benefits…
1. First, how is hemp tea made?
If you’re wondering how hemp goes from Cannabis plant to pot of tea, the process begins with picking the hemp leaves, flowers, stems and seeds. Little goes to waste when it comes to hemp. The buds on a young hemp plant can be picked, but mature plants are richer in CBD, which is why many wait for a few weeks before plucking. Then, the cuttings are mixed with other herbs and placed in teabags.
2. Is hemp tea the same as CBD?
Provided it’s made from hemp flowers, hemp tea does contain a dose of CBD, so you’ll get an injection of the compound’s many wellness benefits. Wondering what the difference is between hemp and CBD? Hemp is a type of Cannabis sativa plant, while CBD is a part of that plant, which is extracted alongside terpenes and other cannabinoids. If you’d like to add extra cannabidiol to a hemp-rich brew, you can also spritz a CBD oil, like the Gold CBD Oil Spray, into your brew. However, we recommend taking the oil sublingually – separate to your daily cuppa – as your body will be better able to absorb it into your bloodstream.
3. What does hemp tea taste like?
This differs from one tea to the next. Some teabags will maintain that earthy, ‘hempy’ flavour, while others feature fruity, fresh or herbal infusions that enhance the taste. Love CBD’s Hemp Tea is blended with peppermint, ginger and chamomile to give it a flavourful kick that sets off your morning and peps up your afternoon. So, if you don’t typically enjoy the taste of hemp but crave the benefits, this refreshing brew will fast become a favourite.
4. The benefits of hemp tea
The very ritual of drinking a cup of tea can make you feel more relaxed, but the benefits of hemp tea go far beyond encouraging a moment of self-care.
It’s infused with CBD
Studies suggest that, because of its CBD content, hemp may help to promote feelings of calm, as well as offering drinkers a host of anti-inflammatory qualities. Plus, because of the cannabinoid’s relationship with the endocannabinoid system, it’s believed that CBD may ease nausea and gastrointestinal discomfort, too.
It’s a tasty way of consuming hemp
In fact, it might just be the tastiest, most enjoyable way of all – as long as you’ve picked a brew steeped in fruity flavours (like ours).
It’s hydrating and caffeine-free
While many like to start their day with a jolt of caffeine, herbal teas offer the same comforting warmth, minus coffee’s jitter-making, dehydrating properties. Hemp tea is ultra-refreshing, and the hint of peppermint in ours can help to hydrate your body, making it a far more virtuous alternative to a shot of espresso.
Just as cooking with CBD oil keeps the cannabinoid in your system for longer, sipping hemp tea allows for slower yet longer-lasting effects. This is because it takes a while for your body to metabolise the various compounds, meaning the hemp is released gradually throughout the day.
5. Does hemp tea help you sleep?
With no caffeine to keep you awake, and a hearty infusion of calming chamomile, our Hemp Tea is the perfect brew for a pre-bedtime wind-down. And, while there have been no official studies on hemp tea’s ability to boost your sleep (yet), there is evidence to suggest the compounds found in hemp can induce a sense of calm, which may help you drift off.
6. Is hemp tea legal in the UK?
Yes. As long as the levels of THC fall below the law’s (very low) limit, hemp tea is entirely legal. THC is the compound responsible for the ‘high’ often associated with Cannabis, but hemp plants are known to have minimal levels of this psychotropic cannabinoid.
7. How do I brew hemp tea?
This is simple. Allow your hemp teabag to steep in boiling water for two to four minutes, leave it to cool, then sit back and enjoy the refreshing, cannabinoid-rich goodness.
Looking for more ways to add hemp or cannabidiol to your daily routine? Read all about how ‘The Entourage Effect’ can supercharge your CBD oil.