High Chai: Cannabis Infused Chai Tea

Is it just me, or does every place in Denver straight up smell like weed?

I pop out of a yoga studio—Weed.

I walk down the street to grab a sammidge—Weed.

I look around for a dispensary. Nothing in sight—but still— somehow— Weed.

I’m in D-tropolis this weekend picking up some clones from the incredible La Contes Clone Bar, and I’m pretty sure there aren’t many cities in this world that stink of reefer worse than a trimmigrant in November. Trim season joke! Zing!

Amsterdam might smell like this but I don’t really remember anything about Amsterdam.

I remember there were a scary amount of bikes and that there were blue gummy dolphins on some of the “space cakes”. And I remember seeing a girl who’d never smoked weed thinking she was having a heart attack after eating her first edible. I think I remember being terrified about that, but shit… I don’t really remember.

I DO remember this one time, a year after kicking it in Amsterdam, I was hanging with a friend that was also on the trip.

We were smoking weed under some bleachers at a state fair in North Dakota watching a Weird Al concert (because that’s real life). He brought up the trip and started listing off a few places that he wanted to revisit on his own so he could stay longer.

I said, “You really want to stay in Amsterdam longer than we already did? I really think being there for over a week was enough.” And he said, “Corinne… we were only there for three days… thrreeee daaaayyyyssthreeeeeeee dayyyyyyys.

(That was my attempt at writing in slow motion, like in the Sandlot when the kid says FOR.EV.ER… nailed it).

Okay, so it’s not the first time marijuana has ever created a time warp and it’s definitely not the first time Amsterdam has completely messed up a person’s concept of reality.

Someday, you’ll have to remind me to tell you the story about going through security at the Amsterdam airport after smoking a giant blunt and eating two space cakes.

ND the story of accidentally being super stoned in the Anne Frank house. Man… Amsterdam was a trip.

It turns out I remember a ton about Amsterdam. Considering we were only there for three days and I don’t have to account for another week’s worth of memories, I’m damn near photographic on that trip. But I still can’t quite remember how it smelled.

Maybe I’ll take a Wake & Bake tour to countries notorious for pot smoking to take a poll on which is the stankiest.

That would mean that I’d need to go to Zambia and Iceland, nations that are home to more pot smokers than the US of A. But for now, I’ll just leave you with that fun fact and that ridiculously long anecdote and while I sit right here in the sweet skunkish aroma of Denver.

Since I’ve got some downtime in Denver, and since you guys have been “wink wink, nudge nudge”ing me to death about posting this recipe for High Chai, I’m on it.

This is a great way to use your leftover material after making cannabis coconut oil in the crock pot.

The last time I made this, I made waaayyyy too much of it and it went gnar in my cooler at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival last June where I forgot about it until I moved in November (because that’s also real life… and sometimes real life is a gross cooler full of high chai you forgot about after coming home from a festival).

If you make a batch and you can’t use it in the near future just 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.

So… That should be everything you need to know about Amsterdam-related-short-term-memory-loss, the smell of Denver in April and High Chai… WTF? Let’s make some!

High Chai

This recipe is one of the 50-ish recipes included in the second edition of Wake & Bake which is mighty perdy these days.

1. Combine

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. over med high heat and boil for 10-20 minutes.

3. Reduce heat to medium-low.

4. Add

Bag of Leftover Plant Material from GM oil 

6-7 Organic Black Tea Bags

5. Steep for 10-15 minutes.

6. Allow to cool enough so you can pull the cheesecloth bag out of the water and sqeeze 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.

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  • Reply
    April 19, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    Looking forward to trying this out! Chai is my favorite tea. 🙂 Thanks for this post!

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    May 7, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    You are hilarious and I read that Sandlot part while watching the Sandlot for the first time in like 16 years. If Robert DeNiro read your blog, his face would get all wrinkly and he’d be all, “You. You’re good, you.” I am going to subscribe now.

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    July 21, 2015 at 6:21 pm

    How much of this would you drink in one sitting?

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      July 28, 2015 at 3:49 pm

      Hi Jane!

      Start low and go slow. With this recipe, it is impossible to gauge how many mg each serving would be. Try a small teacup (1/4 cup) and then go from there. If it’s too strong, you can always dilute it with straight chai tea.

      Much love!

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        December 3, 2015 at 5:35 pm

        Hi – this a question regarding your article about the mbm machine and making vegetable glycerine tincture.

        One question. Did you find running 2 cycles for 16 hrs make the final product more potent?

        I made myself a batch using about 2.5oz of great ak47 and 3 cups of vg, and I wound up needing to use two tbsp to get a dose that would help me sleep. That seems like a lot….

        Any advice is appreciated,



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    September 4, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    can this be made and then frozen or stored, if you dont want to consume immediately? thanks!

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      September 4, 2015 at 1:45 pm

      Duh, just read the full article- thanks!

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    November 13, 2015 at 4:06 am


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    Two Notes
    November 29, 2015 at 4:51 pm

    Was thrilled to find this site! Am cocoloco!
    Thanks for being here!

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    January 25, 2016 at 7:09 pm

    Hey Corrine,

    I was curious, you say to use your leftover weed from making oil but you didn’t mention how to save the weed. Shall I dry it out and then store it or just brew all of the tea with the fresh leftovers and then keep the tea?

    Danks =]

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    September 13, 2016 at 9:05 am

    Just made a batch of your chai recipe, with my leftovers from your coconut weed butter post, and it tastes phenomenal and I am so happy to find another use for those still-potent leftovers! Many thanks for all the excellent information and recipes. You totally rock!

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    November 28, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    I was wondering about whether this recipe smells up the house with a lot of Cannabis smell? I have a roommate who does not like the smell at all. I had to go to a friend’s house to make the GM oil, which by the way, I love! I have purchased your updated book and cannot wait to try all of the recipes. Thanks.

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      November 30, 2016 at 8:03 am

      If you leave a lid on it’s not too bad… Maybe light some candles, turn on the oven fan and let it cool outside 😉

      Much love,

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      Joe Heslin
      February 25, 2017 at 8:46 pm

      Any roommate who doesn’t like the smell is welcome to pack up and leave.
      Sorry, no return on deposit.

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    December 8, 2016 at 4:03 am

    Love this idea and am trying it tomorrow. What is the best way to store the the finished product? Fridge or freeze it? Also, any idea how long it lasts?

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    December 10, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    What is Garam Masala? Also, can you tell me the difference between kief and trim?

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      December 11, 2016 at 8:10 am

      Garam masala is all spices ground up. You can get packs in any indian asian store. Its used in curry’s also. Hope that helps.?

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    March 17, 2017 at 10:13 am

    Hey Corinne, im new to your recipes, but totally excited. Can chai tea packets be used ok for this drink?

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      April 19, 2017 at 7:04 pm

      Yes! That would work just fine 🙂

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    November 21, 2017 at 9:04 pm

    Great idea. I love to blend coffee with coconut oil in the blendtec to emulsify, but coffee has too much caffiene for me so this sounds like something I will like even more. Thank you for posting it!

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    December 18, 2017 at 3:50 pm

    Do you have to use a nondairy milk, or can you just use regular milk?

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      Kristina Etter
      December 18, 2017 at 6:23 pm

      No, you can use dairy milk, too, Lisa. Thanks for the question!

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