High Chai, aka cannabis-infused tea, is one of my favorite recipes for two reasons:
- Chai tea is delicious
- This is a great way to use your leftover material after making cannabis coconut oil in the crock pot.
The last time I made weed tea, I made waaayyyy too much of it and it went bad in my cooler at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival where I forgot about it until I moved that November – yikes.
If you make a batch of weed tea and you can't use it in the near future, don't add the coconut milk right away. You can freeze it in individual servings and when you're ready, let it thaw, reheat, add the coconut milk, and enjoy not having to clean out 8 mason jars full of funk.
Some notes before you make the High Chai Weed Tea
Since writing this post, I've had a few questions about this recipe.
How much High Chai can I drink in one sitting?
Try a small teacup (1/4 cup) and then go from there. If that's too strong, you can always dilute it with straight chai tea. This one can sneak up on you because it's a beverage and you might be tempted to drink a lot of it at once. It's impossible to gauge how many mg's are in the cup.
Can I just use the pre-made chai tea packets from my local grocery store?
Yes. If you don't want to make the chai tea from scratch, you can brew the chai tea from the bag and then add the satchel.
Will this recipe work with other types of milk, including dairy milk?
Yes. You can make this recipe with dairy milk, lactose-free dairy milk, soy milk, oat milk, almond milk, etc. If you're using dairy milk, make sure you are using low heat so you don't accidentally scorch the milk.
Can you use leftover tincture material or just oil?
No one will stop you from using leftover tincture material but it might make your high chai taste funky. Oil will give you a better flavor.
My High Chai Weed Tea Recipe
This weed tea recipe is one of the 50+ recipes included in the second edition of Wake & Bake: the eBook.
1.5 tspn Garam Masala
3 tspn Cinnamon
10 Cardamom Pods (crushed)
6 whole Cloves (crushed)
2-3 T fresh Grated Ginger
6 Cups Water
2. Boil water, over med-high heat for 10-20 minutes.
3. Reduce heat to medium-low.
Bag of Leftover Plant Material from making Cannabis Infused Coconut Oil
6-7 Organic Black Tea Bags
5. Steep weed tea for 10-15 minutes.
6. Allow to cool enough so you can pull the cheesecloth bag out of the water and squeeze out the remaining oil and tea.
7. Strain all spices. Add
1/4-1/2 Cup Non Dairy Milk (full fat coconut milk is best)
and whisk insanely or hit it with an immersion blender (this will temporarily emulsify the oil).
Sweeten to taste. Re-emulsify as necessary.