Hemp Tea - A Guide to the Effects & Benefits

by Gavin Crawley

The Benefits of Hemp Tea-for the Ageless

There are a number of different ways to take CBD and other cannabinoids, one of which is hemp tea. In this article, we look at the benefits of brewing hemp tea or consuming it in other novel ways.

Cannabidiol or CBD products are now legal to buy in the UK, providing support to the body’s endocannabinoid system and gently assisting good health. The majority of the CBD consumed currently comes in the form of CBD oil drops, which can be an acquired taste for some and a reason to avoid it for others.

Let’s delve in a bit further and find out why hemp tea might be for you...

By reading on you’ll discover:
  • What is hemp tea?
  • What parts of the hemp plant are brewed in hemp tea?
  • Why choose to take your cannabinoids by drinking hemp tea?
  • How hemp tea is gentler on the system than other types of CBD
  • How hemp tea is brewed
  • Why organic is best when it comes to hemp tea
  • Other ways to use hemp tea

The aim of this blog is to introduce you to hemp tea, understand its benefits and advantages over other types of CBD products.

What exactly is Hemp Tea?

CBD Hemp tea brewHerbal teas have been a common staple for many in the UK for years now, with a wide range available from health shops across the country. However, it’s only recently that hemp tea has begun to pervade the consciousness of the British public, with many still grappling with the concept of being able to legally consume something derived from the hemp plant. As a consequence, its benefits are still not as well-known as they should be.

Hemp tea is something with a long history, originating from Asia and created from the dried flowers, trims and leaves of the hemp plant. It is greenish or brownish in colour (depending on the strain and how it’s been dried) and is harvested when the plant is at its maturest and the cannabinoid content - the plant’s most helpful element - is at its richest.

There is a misconception amongst those unfamiliar with CBD that anything made from hemp will get you high, but that simply isn’t the case. The hemp tea that is legally sold in the UK is THC free, which means it is totally safe to drink and its regular consumption helps the body’s many functions to work in a more balanced way. (The Guardian Newspaper, May 2018)


What parts of the hemp plant are brewed in Hemp Tea?

Organic Hemp TeaThe truth is that not much is wasted from the hemp plant when hemp tea is manufactured. Depending on the variety you choose, organic hemp tea is created using the buds, flowers, seeds, leaves and even the stems of the plant.

Hemp tea typically contains a full spectrum of cannabinoids, meaning that the entourage effect, a phenomenon that means all the different types compound together, producing a more powerful effect.
(US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health 2011)

Why choose to take your cannabinoids by drinking Hemp Tea?

To begin with, hemp tea is gentler on the system than CBD oil, as it is in a more diluted form. It will typically take a few minutes to drink, which is a slower process than putting CBD oil under your tongue. We think it’s tastier too! Whereas CBD oil can have a very strong, concentrated earthy flavour, hemp tea can have a very mild taste if brewed like green tea.

CBD Hemp PlantAnother reason it might be preferable to other types of CBD product is that the innate, but usually dormant CBDa elements become activated when heated, increasing the potency of the beverage as a whole. CBDa is an acidic precursor to CBD and has similar health-promoting qualities.

The Cannabis Sativa L. plant is so rich in antioxidants and cannabinoids that great effort is made to use 100% of it. Taking it in a variety of ways increases its bioavailability in the body.

In essence, hemp tea is a great complement to CBD oil and works in synergy with it, because it offers a set of cannabinoids different to those present in the oil.


How do you make CBD Hemp Tea at Home?

Brewing Hemp TeaThe great thing is that the benefits of hemp tea are easy to enjoy. All you need to do is pop the kettle on for a brew, as you would normally. Hemp tea is available in a loose-leaf variety or in handy little tea bags, that you use much in the same way you would with a fruit tea (i.e. with no milk-like products, unless you fancy that). If you find that the taste is a little bitter for you, you can add a spoonful of honey to sweeten. If however, you like yours to have a sharpness to it, a squeeze of lemon juice is all you’ll need or you can have it plain.

The trick is to brew it just like green tea. Allow the boiled water to sit for one minute before adding the hemp tea and the flavour will be milder. Brew it for 5-7 minutes to get the most out of its cannabinoid content. You can reuse the same tea later in the day if you keep it in the fridge after having made use of it once.


Organic Hemp Tea is Best

Organic Hemp Tea is BestWhen choosing your hemp tea, going for the organic variety is a must. Cannabis Sativa is known to be a bio-accumulator, which essentially means that it sucks up every last element from the soil and environment where it’s standing in, making the presence of pesticides and other toxins highly undesirable. (Science Direct 2004)

Pesticides used on non-organic crops do invariably find their way into the soil and then in the case of hemp, into the plant itself. Organic when it comes to hemp, can be your only sensible choice if you want to benefit from the goodness of the plant minus any artificial chemicals and toxins.


What Else Can You Do With Hemp Tea?

Smoking Hemp TeaHemp is an extremely versatile plant and a great source of protein; hemp seeds are something appeals to fitness conscious people looking to build muscle mass. Hemp seeds can also be cold pressed to obtain hemp oil, which is rich in Omega oils.

Interestingly, hemp tea is also very versatile in the way that it can be safely consumed. You can obviously create a delicious hot cup of cannabinoid-rich hemp tea in the usual way, but it can also be used in baking, simply eaten, vaporised and believe it or not, some people even smoke it.

Conclusion on the Benefits of Hemp Tea

So, we’ve found out that hemp tea is a wonderfully gentle and tasty way to enjoy the support that CBD gives the body’s many functions. We’ve also found out that it’s incredibly easy to make and that it is a great alternative to people who find the taste of CBD oil not quite to their liking. We’ve also learnt that despite being made from the cannabis plant, that there’s nothing to worry about with regards to its safety or any psychoactive effects that some wrongly believe to associated with it. It’s simply a delicious way to have yours.

Want to Try Some for Yourself?

Hemp-Tea-Collection couple on a bikeAt for the Ageless, our organic hemp tea is sun-dried, hand harvested and amongst the strongest EU certified in the UK. It is guaranteed 100% THC free and contains a full spectrum of naturally occurring cannabinoids, as it’s created using the flowers, leaves, buds, stems and seeds of the plant. Its organic rating means that you get none of the pesticides or toxins found in non-organic harvesting, just the gentle assistance that only CBD can offer.

If you’d like to find out more about the benefits to including CBD in your diet, you should take a browse through our website www.fortheageless.com, where you’ll find everything you need to know, as well as details of the full range of CBD products, vegan skincare, heart-care products and much, much more.

If after looking through everything, you have any questions, please direct your query to the handy ‘live chat’ facility on our homepage. It’s the best way to talk to our friendly experts who are eagerly waiting to help you in any way they can.

We thank you for reading our blog and we hope that it has provided some insight into the versatile, health-supporting and tasty product that is hemp tea.

Check back soon for advice and guidance on all things CBD!
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References for the Benefits of Hemp Tea

Halperin, A. (2018, May 28). What is CBD? The 'miracle' cannabis compound that doesn't get you high. Retrieved from https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/may/28/what-is-cbd-cannabidiol-cannabis-medical-uses

Russo, E. (2018). Taming THC: potential cannabis synergy and phytocannabinoid-terpenoid entourage effects. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3165946/

Bio-accumulation and distribution of heavy metals in fibre crops (flax, cotton and hemp). (2003, December 09). Retrieved from https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0926669003001110

6 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Hemp Seeds. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/6-health-benefits-of-hemp-seeds#section1

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Gavin is a content writer with many years of experience in a wide range of fields, including cannabis. His passion for researching and engaging with the readers of his work, combined with his skill in his craft has led him to create lasting relationships with top UK websites.

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