Six Steps for Making Weed Stem Tea By Mediseed Man

We are all aware of the benefits marijuana plants’ buds and resin provide, but did you know the stalks also have benefits? You can make weed stem tea by boiling the remaining stalks from your stash.

The beverage has been around for centuries, and its effects differ slightly from other cannabis consumption methods. We go over the background of stem tea and the benefits of trying it in the sections below.

What is weed stem tea?

Many smokers toss the stalks, but they can be decarboxylated and turned into a pleasant beverage. Using herbs and water makes weed stem tea a hot brewed beverage.

You’ll need a binder like butter or alcohol because cannabinoids aren’t water soluble. Although coconut milk and other comparable products work just as well, dairy products are the most popular option.

Although the stems don’t have as many cannabinoids as the buds, they still have calming effects. There are several techniques you can use to make stem tea. While some recipes contain honey, others call for herbs and spices.

Does drinking cannabis stem tea make you high?

The effects of weed stem tea vary according to your strain. If the cultivar contains a lot of THC, the component is in the stalks. Although the high won’t be as strong as with buds, you’ll still feel euphoric effects.

The following are additional considerations:

  • Your THC tolerance
  • When a binding agent is present
  • the cultivar’s quality
  • The strain’s THC content The number of stems used in your brew

Choose a CBD strain if you want to enjoy weed tea with stems while avoiding any psychoactive effects.

Stem tea recipe: six-step process for making weed stem tea

For this delicious beverage, there are numerous recipes. We’ll show you how to make stem tea from scratch and give you simple steps to follow.

We’ll look at a straightforward psychoactive recipe and then a non-psychoactive substitute. You can chill either of these drinks if you prefer ice tea to warm brewings.

There is disagreement over whether ground stems are more potent. The flavour is more concentrated, which is the only thing proven. It would help to decide whether to grind your stems before you start.

How to make a psychoactive marijuana stem tea

The following ingredients are for the stem tea recipe:

  • Stems of weed
  • Two cups of water  
  • 1 1/2 tbsp butter 
  • Honey 
  • Milk 


  1. Spread butter on the weed stems.
  2. Fill an empty tea bag or coffee filter with the mixture.
  3. Boil the two cups of water in a pan.
  4. For 30 minutes, steep the cannabis mixture in hot water. The heat releases more compounds.
  5. After the allotted time has passed, add the milk and honey to taste.
  6. Allow the pan to cool after you remove it from the heat.

A non-psychoactive weed stem tea

This stem tea recipe is what you need if you want to benefit from this cannabis beverage without getting high. This variation is referred to as raw Chinese brew or raw Jamaican brew.


  • Weed stems
  • One cup of water
  • Honey
  • Milk


  1. Put the weed stems in a cup, a folded coffee filter, or an empty tea bag.
  2. After bringing the water to a boil, let it cool to 80°C.
  3. Put some in the mug. Depending on how potent you want your weed stem tea to be, let the cannabis steep for 5-7 minutes.
  4. Take out the teabag or filter.
  5. To make it as sweet as you like, add the honey.
  6. Warm serving with milk or creamer added.
  7. As an alternative to iced tea, you can chill this beverage.

Do weed stems need to be decarboxylated before making tea?

It’s debatable whether or not to decarboxylate stalks for weed stem tea. Some people think it aids in the compounds’ release, while others believe the water’s heat does it naturally.

Decarboxylate them to ensure that you extract the most THC from the stalks. It’s unlikely that skipping this step will significantly impact the outcomes you encounter.

Should stems be ground before decarboxylation?

You may prefer to grind the stems. If you don’t, the compounds still release, but grinding enhances the flavour.

Many cannabis enthusiasts disagree with the claim that ground stems produce more potent effects.

Which substance works best as a binder for weed stem tea?

Without a binding agent, weed stem tea won’t have any psychoactive effects. A mixture of cream, half-and-half, and coconut milk works best as a binding agent. Your preferences determine the ratios. Alternatively, you could choose three tablespoons of alcohol.

Marijuana stem tea history 

Cannabis stems have been used to make tea for thousands of years. Even archaeological discoveries in Europe and Asia point to the use of marijuana in prehistoric funeral rites.

In some areas, weed plays a spiritual role, and people have used it for centuries. Its origins were in the following nations:

India: Cannabis has a long history with Hinduism, particularly with the god Shiva. Tokers add marijuana to various foods and drinks, which the locals called “bhang products.”

China: Stem tea has a long history in China, where it was used to relieve pain and supplement the local diet with fibre almost 10,000 years ago. Later, people combined it with alcohol to sedate patients before surgery.

Greece: In ancient Greece, weed stem tea was used as medicine and people and animals, particularly horses, were treated with it for open wounds.

Egypt: Since 1550 BC, the Egyptians have been boiling weed stems. An ancient text known as the Ebers Papyrus refers to THC, even though they didn’t fully understand how cannabinoids function.

Jamaica: Cannabis was introduced to Jamaica by East Indian labourers sometime between the 1850s and 1860s. The drug quickly became well-liked among the locals before being outlawed in 1913 by lawmakers. Despite being illegal, marijuana became very popular. Both stem tea and cannabis smoking was prevalent. The 1920s Rastafari movement reinforced marijuana’s status in Jamaican culture.


Stem tea provides a beneficial substitute for cannabis consumption. It is inexpensive and straightforward to make. The flavourful beverage has a lengthy and exotic past that dates back thousands of years. You can gain a variety of advantages from consuming this beverage.

Weed stem tea has a slight psychoactive effect when made with a THC-rich strain’s stalks. Although the sensations won’t be as intense as with buds, you’ll still feel euphoric. This beverage also doesn’t waste the stalks.

Why not grow your cannabis crops and utilise the stalks now that you know they are just as valuable as the buds? Head over to Mediseed Man and start growing!

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