When you make a batch of cannabis infused coconut oil or cannabis infused honey, you’ll have a bunch of pot material left over. And no matter how hard you squeezed, your satchel probably contains a lot of leftover infused oil or honey.
So… what do you do with it? I’m pretty sure everyone who’s made cannabis oil/butter/honey is familiar this dilemma. Because of prohibition, cannabis is an extremely valuable material. Understandably, you don’t want to just toss a bag of active and steeped cannabinoids into the trash. You also don’t want to be picking stems out of your teeth because you just decided to toss it in a batch of special brownies.
High Chai: Because It’s Good for the Planet
But it’s the post-inconvenient truth era. It’s time to reduce, reuse, recycle and resteep your cannabinoids into something useful. I generally do one of two things with my cannabis satchel after making infused coconut oil: I either bust it open, mix the contents with some sugar and use it as a pain relieving sugar scrub or I make high chai.
High chai is always surprisingly potent, so I wanted to chill my original high chai recipe out a bit and have something on hand that’s suitable for hot summer afternoons. Voila! This easy iced high chai latte adds some coconut milk and ice and honey. It is much more chill than its hot and feisty predecessor.
You can either make your own chai blend or get super lazy with it and use bagged chai tea. I love this one from organic india because it uses holy basil (Tulsi) and it tastes incredible.
A note on freezing: Since this makes so much, I usually freeze it to use later or to give out as gifts. Unfortunately, I didn’t leave enough space in my jars for this batch and they both busted. Make sure to leave extra space (2 inches) in your jars before freezing. I also just freeze the tea and don’t add coconut milk until I’ve thawed it. Once the high chai melts, I toss it in the blender with the coconut milk and honey and whiz it up until it’s emulsified.
Iced High Chai Latte: a cannabis iced tea recipe
1. In a large pot, combine:
12 cups water
Leftover cannabis from making cannabis infused coconut oil or cannabis infused honey
2. Bring to a boil.
3. Remove from heat and add:
24 or 12 chai teabags (24 for Iced Latte, 12 for Hot Latte)
4. Cover and steep for 10-15 minutes.
5. Remove satchel and teabags. Add milk or coconut milk and sweetener of choice for hot chai