Decarboxylation Demystified: Preparing Cannabis for Tea

Decarboxylation Demystified: Preparing Cannabis for Tea

Decarboxylation Demystified: Preparing Cannabis for Tea ===

We have all heard of the infamous munchies, but what about the sippies? Yes, you read that right! Cannabis-infused tea is a beverage that has been gaining popularity in recent years. However, preparing cannabis for tea is not as simple as dumping some buds into hot water. The key to unlocking the psychoactive effects of cannabis in tea lies in the science of decarboxylation.

In this article, we will be demystifying the process of decarboxylation and teaching you how to make your tea as high as a kite. We will be exploring the chemistry behind this process and how it affects the potency of your cannabis tea. So, sit back, relax, and let’s dive into the bizarre world of decarboxylation.

The Bizarre Science of Decarboxylation

Decarboxylation is a chemical reaction that occurs when cannabis is heated, converting non-psychoactive THCA (tetrahydrocannabinolic acid) into psychoactive THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). This is crucial for cannabis tea as it allows for the cannabinoids to be active and produce the desired effects.

The process of decarboxylation can be achieved through various methods, such as baking, smoking, or vaporizing. However, when preparing cannabis for tea, the most efficient method is to use a sous vide machine. This method involves placing the cannabis in an airtight bag and submerging it in hot water at a specific temperature for a set amount of time.

It is important to note that decarboxylation occurs most efficiently at a temperature of around 220°F (104°C) for approximately 30-45 minutes. Any lower temperature or shorter time will result in incomplete decarboxylation, leading to a weaker potency in your tea.

How to Make Your Tea as High as a Kite

Now that we have understood the science behind decarboxylation, let’s dive into the process of making cannabis tea.


  • 1 gram of cannabis (decarboxylated)
  • 1 tea bag of your choice
  • 1 tablespoon of butter or coconut oil
  • 1 cup of water
  • Honey or sugar (optional for taste)


  1. Start by decarboxylating your cannabis using the sous vide method mentioned earlier. Once the process is complete, remove the cannabis from the bag and set it aside.

  2. In a pot, heat up the water until it reaches boiling point. Add in your tea bag and let it steep for a few minutes.

  3. Once the tea has steeped, remove the tea bag and add in your decarboxylated cannabis and butter/coconut oil.

  4. Stir the mixture and let it simmer for around 30 minutes, making sure to keep the heat low to prevent burning.

  5. After 30 minutes, remove the pot from the heat and let it cool for a few minutes. Strain the mixture through a cheesecloth to remove any cannabis remnants.

  6. Pour the tea into your favorite mug and add honey or sugar for taste.

Congratulations, you have just made your very own cannabis-infused tea!

It is important to note that the effects of cannabis tea may take longer to kick in compared to other methods of consumption such as smoking or vaping. This is due to the time it takes for the cannabinoids to be absorbed through the digestive system. So, be patient and enjoy the ride!

In conclusion, decarboxylation is the key to unlocking the full potential of cannabis tea. Understanding the science behind this process and following the correct steps will result in a potent and delicious beverage. So, next time you’re in the mood for a warm cup of tea, why not spice things up with a little bit of cannabis? Just remember, moderation is key!

Mario Blunt

Hi there! I’m Mario Blunt, the mastermind behind Weed Serving, your one-stop-shop for all things cannabis. Fueled by extensive research and passion, I’ve curated a diverse range of top-tier products just for you. Visit us and join our vibrant community in the exploration and appreciation of this remarkable plant. Let’s embark on this green journey together!

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