With all of the options for consumption available to cannabis enthusiasts, the modern cannabis market can be overwhelming for many to navigate. While there are always occasions to opt for expensive or exotic measures for your dose of THC, sometimes the simplest choices are also the easiest to make. Cannabis-infused iced tea, for example, is perhaps one of the easiest edible recipes one can undertake, and the results of a refreshing batch can be well worth it. To get your fix with a cool mix, here’s everything you need to know about making infused iced tea.
Ingredients for Cannabis-Infused Iced Tea
The ingredients required for making infused iced tea are not complicated, especially when compared to crafting many other edible recipes. Though the process for producing cannabis iced tea is much like that of brewing regular cannabis tea, there are some quirks to keep in mind when approaching your recipe. Whereas hot teas lend themselves to simple preparation, iced tea can be modified to express fruity flavors and impart a sweeter vibe.
To make your infused iced tea, all you will need are tea leaves of your choice and quality cannabis to add to your mixture. While it can be tempting to just use any kind of cannabis in your cannabis tea, the consistency and potency of your cannabis will ultimately determine the quality of the beverage itself. Investing in top-shelf flower for your recipe will reap the best results.
How to Make Infused Iced Tea
As with most edible cannabis recipes, the first step in crafting infused iced tea is to grind your cannabis into a finer material. The cannabis should not be too finely ground, however, as powdery cannabis can end up dissolving into your tea and leave an overbearing cannabis flavor. Once you have ground your cannabis properly, simply blend the buds into the material you will use for your tea and place the resulting mixture into a teabag.
After filling a heat-resistant cup or mug with boiling water, steep your teabag in a container and allow it to sit for a little over 5 minutes. Be careful not to steep your cannabis tea too much, as the same concerns about overwhelming cannabis flavor will apply here as well.
To chill your tea, you can either add the hot beverage directly to a pitcher filled with ice and cold water, or place the container into the refrigerator for an extended period of time. Your cannabis iced tea will be ready to garnish and serve within no time.
Other Tips for Infused Iced Tea
Once your infused iced tea has been chilled, there are a number of ways to spice up your beverage and imbue it with a twist before showing off your concoction to anxious friends. For starters, honey or sugar can be added to sweeten your tea, and a spritz of lemon can give every sip a pleasurable tangy aftertaste.
To craft fruity infused iced teas, the simplest approach is to chill the fruit of your choice and add it directly to the pitcher. The fruit will naturally begin to steep in the cold tea and transform your mixture into a naturally sweet refreshment.
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