Stop wasting your stems. They don’t contain high levels of THC and they don’t taste good when you smoke them, but they are useful for making weed stem tea. It’s a little more complicated than just boiling stems in water, but is still a fairly simple process. Here is a recipe for weed stem tea.
- Weed stems – The amount of stems you use can vary. I recommend using about 5 grams your first time. The second time around you’ll know if you need any more or less.
- 2 tablespoons of butter – Do not use margarine.
- 2 cups of water
- 1 cup of whole milk – You can use 2% milk, but the fat is what extracts the THC from the stems.
- Heat the 2 cups of water to a boil.
- Prepare the stems. You want to make sure the stems are broken but not ground. Bend them so that they kind of crack open. Also make sure they are no longer than an inch.
- Once the water is boiling, add the 2 tablespoons of butter into the water and turn the temperature down. You want the water and butter to come down to a slow simmer.
- Add the stems and put a lid on the pan. You want to keep it simmering for about an hour. The water should turn brownish. You want it to be very brown. If the water is evaporating, you can add more. Just be careful to not add too much.
- Add the 1 cup of milk. At this point you want to stir it very well and turn the temperature up so the weed stem tea comes back to a boil. Allow it to boil for about 10 minutes.
- Pour the weed stem tea through a strainer into a tea cup and enjoy. You can add other flavors as well such as sugar, honey, cinnamon, etc. Don’t be afraid to experiment.
Drinking weed stem tea should get you a nice buzz. It may take some time to kick in, so wait at least an hour before drinking another cup. Also, adding a bud in the mix will kick up the potency. Let us know your experiences.