To a Tea ~ Brewing an Introduction to Edibles

Curious about Cannabis edibles? Here is a simple step-by-step home brewed tea recipe.

What You Need
Ingredients Utensils
Water ~ 2/3 Cup
Coconut Oil (or Butter) ~ 2 Tbsp
Spices (Mulling) ~ 2 tsp and a few whole cloves
Cannabis ~ 0.5 grams (1/2 gram)

Sauce Pan ~ 1 quart stainless steel
Strainer ~ Fine mesh with coffee/tea filter
Scale ~ Good to have. Helps with dosage.
Grinder ~ Very nice to have

1: Grind up 0.5 grams of your favorite cannabis flowers and set aside.


2: Pour the 2/3 cup of water into the saucepan and heat it to a boil.

3: Add the 2 tablespoons of coconut oil to the boiling water. Butter may be used instead of coconut oil.


4: Add the spices and 0.5 g of cannabis to the boiling water and oil.


5: Allow the mixture to boil for a few minutes. Stir to ensure thorough blending.

6: Reduce to a simmering boil for 30-40 minutes.  The longer it simmers, the stronger the tea will be.

Color ~ Beginning Color ~ 40min Simmering

7: After simmering 30-40 minutes, strain the mixture into a cup or other receptacle.


8: Drink, wait and enjoy! Note ~ First timers should drink only half of the mixture to start.

An End Note:
The reason for heating cannabis in a fat (or alcohol) is to release and activate the Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) which does not become psychoactive in water alone.

Also, the more specific information you have about the cannabis used, the better able you will be to begin discovering your own dosage levels and cannabis strain preferences. Thanks to hard won legalization efforts, precise measures of THC, CBD and other cannabis elements are now being clearly shown on product labels.

Experiment, take notes and have fun! See the tea as it simmers in this video from our Cannabis Test Kitchen.