High Chai: Cannabis Infused Tea Recipe [Updated 2021]

cannabis infused chai tea

High Chai, aka cannabis-infused tea, is one of my favorite recipes for two reasons:

  1. Chai tea is delicious
  2. 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. 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. Boil water, over med-high heat for 10-20 minutes.

3. Reduce heat to medium-low.

4. Add

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.

You asked for weed tea… you got it! Enjoy. If you have any questions, let us know in the comments or in the Wake and Bake Facebook group.

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    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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          March 21, 2018 at 10:57 am

          A 2 tablespoon dose of what you described would mean you are consuming about 1/10th of a gram of that great ak47, which sounds like a reasonable dose.

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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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    Acorn Slim
    January 27, 2018 at 9:26 am

    Chiming in to thank you for your great web site. the mason jar oil infusion method is the best.

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    January 29, 2018 at 4:35 am

    Can you use the leftover plant material after making tincture, or just oil?

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    March 10, 2018 at 6:50 pm

    Excellent Chai Tea.

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    Kat Martinez
    March 16, 2018 at 7:18 pm

    All I can say is wow.? I’ve been wanting to try canna oil for my migraines. I couldn’t wait for it to be done, so I tested it as it progressed – 1/4 teaspoons mind you because I haven’t used the Jane for bout 20 years. So I have to say, tingling and completely relaxed as my finished product cools down – thank you. Thank you very much. What migraine I say ?

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      Kristina Etter
      March 16, 2018 at 7:58 pm

      Congrats Kat! Hope you find incredible relief!

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    Rob S
    March 27, 2018 at 8:39 am

    How does this recipe scale up?

    I just made it using 1oz of herbal matter and 4x all of the other ingredients to match up the proportions. Could only fit 3 litres of water in my pot though (supposed to be 6 after scaling, only discovered this while trying it), so figured I’d make it double strength and dilute after.

    Smells amazing while it’s brewing, but once done it just tastes like weed and black tea. Diluted to half strength as per the plan it doesn’t taste of anything. It’s really bitter too. Probably going to have to throw a bunch of sugar in to make it drinkable, as I’m not a fan of waste!

    I’m a massive lover of chai, and this just doesn’t taste like it, so on that basis it feels like I’ve done something wrong. As though I could have saved myself a whole load of effort just by dunking the bag into a pot of black tea.

    Any pointers on upscaling the recipe would be gratefully received 🙂

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    Laura B
    October 14, 2018 at 11:38 am

    My mother doesn’t care for chai tea. Could I just use the 6 cups of boiling water and then reduce heat and add 7 bags of red rose tea and the bag of plant material from gm oil to make tea?
    Any reason this would not work?

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    November 5, 2018 at 3:23 pm

    Gave this a try last night after brewing the cana-coconut oil all day and it was delicious!! For me, I squeeze out A LOT of the oil out of the bag and found that after making the tea there was no emulsifying issues with it, no whisk was needed and only a few oil spots floated a long the top- yet we still got a very couch locked body high from one full glass of tea each after 3 hours or so. Great stuff!

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      March 31, 2019 at 1:27 pm

      What is the yield for this recipe?

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    December 17, 2018 at 6:51 am

    I’ve done this recipe a few times and I wish you would rewrite it so it’s easier to follow.
    First step was to boil “weed tea.” But then the second step is to add the leftover satchel from the infusion and the tea bags. So, what is boiling “weed tea” mean?
    Also what does GM stand for other than Garam Masala? What is GM oil?
    Your recipe never says when to add the aromatics.
    Thanks for your recipe. I look forward to your clarity.

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      February 4, 2019 at 1:59 pm

      Thank you so much for the feedback Mel!

      I’ll update that right now to make it more clear <3

      Much love,

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    January 9, 2019 at 8:14 pm

    Hello, I’m not adding the milk until I’m ready to use each morning. That being said, it would be so much easier to store the pitcher of tea (minus milk) on counter.
    Is it ok to leave it out on counter?

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    April 16, 2020 at 2:47 pm

    So I just made cannabis coconut oil and have 19g of plant matter gathered in a cheesecloth. I don’t want to make the tea right now… how would you suggest I store it until I’m ready to brew some high chai? Can I just transfer the material into a freezer safe pouch, vacuum seal it, and toss it in the freezer? How long do you reckon it’ll be “good”?

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      April 17, 2020 at 6:15 am

      Yup! I have many of these in my freezer right now. I have no idea how long they’re good in there for, but next time I make one, I’ll test it. Let me know how it goes for you too 🙂

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    Janet Alger
    June 23, 2020 at 6:49 am

    I’ve got bunches of post-infusion flower. Can you give me an estimate of how much weed material you used with this combo of spices and tea?

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      July 17, 2020 at 3:09 pm

      Hey Janet!
      Great question!

      Corinne used leftover material from her Cannabis Coconut Oil recipe. That recipe called for 1 cup organic decarboxylated cannabis (about 7g or 1/4 oz.)

      You can find the coconut oil recipe here:

      Let us know if you have more questions 🙂

      -Maddie (Team Wake + Bake)

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    Ali Moreno
    October 17, 2020 at 9:38 pm

    How would you translate the dosages from the butter? Is one serving of high chai equivalent to 1tbsp or 1tsp of the butter dosage? Thanks!

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      October 23, 2020 at 1:45 pm

      Hi Ali!
      Maddie here (Corinne’s assistant)

      I guess is just depends on what kind of butter you are comparing it to? It’s impossible to know how much mgs are in each cup. For dosing we suggest starting low and going slow!

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        October 23, 2020 at 1:57 pm

        Thanks Corinne! What I’m trying to figure out is — if we use a butter recipe like the one she links to, and have calculations figured out for the butter, is there any sort of reference to how much ends up in the chai? So for example, if we calculate around 15mgs/serving in the butter, would you estimate the chai would have 1 serving? or a 1/2 serving? Or is it really just a gamble on how much might end up in the chai when using leftover butter pulp?

        I hope that makes sense! Thanks for your help 🙂

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