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High Chai: Cannabis Infused Tea Recipe [Updated 2023]

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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 whole milk, lactose-free milk, soy milk, oat milk, almond milk, etc. If you’re using dairy, make sure you are using low heat so you don’t accidentally scorch the milk.

Can you use leftover tincture material instead of 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.

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My High Chai Weed Tea Recipe


1. Combine the following in a medium sized saucepan:

  • 1.5 tsp Garam Masala
  • 3 tsp Cinnamon
  • 10 Cardamom Pods (Crushed)
  • 6 Whole Cloves (Crushed)
  • 2-3 Tbsp Fresh Grated Ginger
  • 6 Cups Water

2. Boil over med-high heat for 10-20 minutes.

3. Reduce heat to medium-low.

4. Add:

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)

8. Whisk insanely or hit it with an immersion blender (this will temporarily emulsify the oil).

9. Sweeten to taste. Re-emulsify as necessary.

Let me know in the comments what you think when you make this!

With Love,


P.S. If weed knowledge and recipes is totally your thing, check out The Cannabis Coaching Institute.

You asked for weed tea… you got it! Enjoy. If you have any questions, let me know in the comments below.
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  • Medium saucepan
  • Strainer
  • Whisk or Immersion Blender


  • 1.5 tsp Garam Masala
  • 3 tsp Cinnamon
  • 10 Cardamom Pods (Crushed)
  • 6 Whole Cloves (Crushed)
  • 2-3 Tbsp Fresh Grated Ginger
  • 6 Cups Water
  • Bag of Leftover Plant Material
  • 6-7 Organic Black Tea Bags
  • 1/4-1/2 Cup Non-Dairy Milk (Full Fat Coconut Milk)


  • In a saucepan, combine the garam masala, cinnamon, crushed cardamom pods, crushed cloves, grated ginger, and water.
  • Boil over med-high heat for 10-20 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low.
  • Add your bag of leftover plant material and 6-7 organic black tea bags.
  • Steep tea for 10-15 minutes.
  • Allow to cool enough so you can pull the cheesecloth bag out of the water and squeeze out the remaining oil and tea.
  • Strain all spices and add the non-fat dairy milk.
  • Whisk insanely or hit it with an immersion blender (this will temporarily emulsify the oil).
  • Sweeten to taste. Re-emulsify as necessary.

Corinne Tobias

My name is Corinne Tobias and I’m the creator of this site that is all about cannabis and health (and having a good time combining those things!). Since 2013, I’ve helped millions of people on their cannabis journey and have been featured in publications like High Times, Merry Jane, Jezelbel, Westword, and Vice.

50 thoughts on “High Chai: Cannabis Infused Tea Recipe [Updated 2023]”

  1. 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.

    1. 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!

      1. 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,



        1. 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.

  2. 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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  4. 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!

  5. 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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  7. 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!

  8. 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 ?

  9. 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 🙂

  10. 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?

  11. 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!

  12. 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.

  13. 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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  17. 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”?

    1. 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 🙂

  18. 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?

    1. 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)

  19. 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!

    1. 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!

      1. 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 🙂

  20. I am so glad I found your page. I’m new to making oil/butter & edibles. Thank you for all the helpful information.


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