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The Beginner's Guide to Hemp Tea

Hemp Tea Drinker

What is Hemp Tea?

Hemp is a type of Cannabis plant that is naturally low in THC (the compound responsible for the ‘high’ associated with cannabis).

Hemp tea is a refreshing type of herbal tea that is brewed from the hemp plant. It has a light, earthy flavour and contains no caffeine. Hemp tea drinkers generally report feeling relaxed and calm after drinking it.

Is Hemp Tea Good for You? Health Benefits of Drinking Hemp Tea

Hemp tea is rich in antioxidants, naturally caffeine free and contains no major allergens - making it an ideal all-day (and night!) herbal tea drink and great for keeping you healthily hydrated.

It is very important that your hemp tea is made from organically grown hemp plants. This is because hemp is a bio-accumulator - meaning it naturally absorbs chemicals from the environment it grows in, so any toxins in the soil (for example pesticides) will end up in the plant.

What are the Different Types of Hemp Teas?

Hemp tea can in theory be made from several different parts of the plant, including the stem, leaves and buds (flowers).

However, the buds and leaves of the hemp plant cannot be legally sold in the UK (they are classed as controlled substances) and so Organic Hemp Tea in the UK should be made only from the dried and milled stems of the plant, never the flower.

Beware of any organic hemp teas which are labelled otherwise as these cannot have been manufactured in accordance with UK food safety regulations.

Hemp tea is often available both as loose tea and in bags. We prefer loose tea as it’s better for the environment (less waste, and many tea bags are actually made from plastics) and easy to adjust the strength to your taste.

Does Hemp Tea Contain CBD?

No - hemp tea is not CBD tea, in the UK at least. Cannabinoids including CBD are largely found in the flowers and leaves of the Cannabis Sativa (hemp) plant, so there are only trace levels of cannabinoids like CBD found naturally in hemp stem tea.

Even if the hemp tea were to contain hemp seeds this would not increase the CBD levels as hemp seeds contain no CBD (nor does hemp seed oil).

You can add CBD oil drops to hemp tea - but be sure to add some form of plant or regular milk because CBD is not water soluble and needs fats to help it enter the body.

Beware of hemp teas claiming to be "CBD tea", contain CBD or offer the same benefits as CBD - not only will the natural levels of CBD in hemp tea be very, very low unless it is made from hemp flower (which is illegal in the UK), but unless you are adding a fat (like milk) to your tea before removing the herbs then any CBD present will not be available to be absorbed by your body as CBD is only fat soluble and won't be transferred to the hot water.

Does Hemp Tea Get You High?

In a word, no. Not only do hemp plants not contain enough THC to create a high, but legally made Organic Hemp Tea comes from the stems of the plant which contain no THC and only trace amounts of CBD.

KLORIS Organic Hemp Tea

Our organic hemp tea is grown on UK farms and packaged in fully bio-degradable packaging with absolutely no plastic.

It is made from Cannabis Sativa (hemp) stems, dried and milled for easy brewing with a pleasant light taste that is caffeine free.

It's ideal for an evening herbal tea ritual to settle you for a good night's sleep but also fantastic any time of day as a replacement for green tea or other caffeine containing drinks which can still affect your sleep 12 hours or more after consumption.

Essential Tips For Brewing The Best Tasting Hemp Teas Everyday

Steep 2-3g of hemp stems per cup (approx 200ml) of freshly boiled water for around 5 minutes, or longer if you prefer a stronger taste.