SOME COMMON QUESTIONS ANSWERED…
WHAT’S CBD TEA?
There are 2 kinds of CBD tea on the market. One is Cannabis leaves and (sometimes) flowers dried and ground and presented either loose or in tea bags. The other type, which is very rare to find indeed, is the type we make: real flavoured teas absorbed in Full Spectrum Water Soluble CBD.
The former has a very grassy taste and carries a small amount of CBD and in some cases THC as well – it is a contentious issue as some brands are using CBD Tea as a way to sell weed for people to smoke, so do make sure you’re buying this type of tea from a respected and reliable source!
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CBD TEA AND HEMP TEA?
There are different types of CBD tea on the market so it is good to know what they are. Hemp tea is made from either hemp seeds (which contain almost no CBD) or ground hemp leaves and flowers. The latter tastes very grassy and contains a small amount of CBD. CBD Infused tea is very different. It’s tea soaked in CBD oil. The only problem here can be that the absorption rate of regular CBD oil when ingested is reduced to around 4% to 20%. Our CBD tea is different again – the teas are soaked in our Full Spectrum Water Soluble CBD which is designed to be ingested and retains its 100% absorption rate no matter how you take it, even in tea!
CBD TEA BAGS
We used to offer our CBD tea in tea bags, but to get maximum infusion of CBD and flavour into your drink, the best tea bags are the pyramid ones, and sadly the only ones we could get our hands on were made from nylon, which is a micro-plastic and so not good for the environment. So we’ve opted for loose tea. The other benefit of loose tea, other than being nicer to the environment, is that you can adjust your tea portion and therefore CBD dosage to suit your needs.
CAN YOU PUT CBD INTO HOT WATER?
Regular CBD Oil, i.e. CBD oil diluted in hemp seed oil or an MCT like coconut oil, is best taken sublingually (under the tongue). This allows for maximum intake of CBD directly into the bloodstream, avoiding the digestive system. If regular CBD oils are ingested, the absorption of CBD is significantly reduced and only 4% to 20% of the CBD is absorbed.
This is why we designed our Water Soluble Full Spectrum CBD – it is specially formulated to be absorbed through ingestion and the absorption rate is almost 100%, no matter how you take it – hot or cold food or drink.
There is one benefit to heating up CBD that is worth mentioning here, it can trigger a process called Decarboxylation, it’s like an ignition of the cannabinoids and can make them more effective!
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF CBD TEA?
CBD tea benefits are the same as taking CBD in other forms like the oral oils or patches or gummies. The most commonly experienced benefits are deeper sleep, sense of calm and easing of discomfort throughout the body. CBD tea does have additional benefits; it’s an easy way to take CBD, you get to have a luxurious, calming cuppa any time of day and you get to enjoy the amazing flavours of tea we have created for you!
IS CBD TEA GOOD FOR SLEEP?
Taking CBD tea for sleep
, anxiety and pain relief are the most common reasons people start their CBD journey. And CBD tea is no different…so long as you buy from a reputable brand and ensure the CBD content and absorption rate is of the highest efficacy, you can’t go wrong.
CBD TEA AND WEIGHT LOSS
We won’t make any claims about our CBD Tea helping with weight loss, but you can research for yourself the effects CBD can have on regulating appetite and also on reducing stress, which is a common factor in instigating over-eating/comfort eating. I know from personal experience!
CBD TEA FOR ANXIETY
We have 5 different flavours and they range from caffeine free (Fruit Explosion) to Intense Flavour with high caffeine content with Black Mango (black tea with real mango, lime and lemongrass). If you’re sensitive to caffeine and find it can over stimulate, and in turn increase a sense of anxiety, we suggest the Fruit Explosion or the Cleansing Blossom (a white tea, which is naturally low in caffeine). But because all our teas contain 5mg of Water Soluble Full Spectrum CBD, you’ll get the usual benefits of CBD in every cup – one of which is a calmer nervous system and steady mind.
CBD TEA EFFECTS
Taking The Tonic’s CBD tea will give you the same positive effects you’d expect from any good quality, full spectrum CBD product. But we urge you to ensure that if you are not buying our CBD Tea, that you check with the company on how it is made, what it is made from and whether the levels of THC are within the UK legal limits. I urge this because there are some products on the market that are advertised as ‘CBD Tea’ but are in fact ground up cannabis intended for smoking.
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WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO DRINK CBD TEA?
We advise you to infuse CBD for at least 5 minutes, ideally 10, to get the full flavour and CBD content into your drink. Personally, I prefer using a caffetiere or ‘plunger’ so I can keep pumping the plunger to get as much air into it which increases flavour, but also pounds the CBD out of the tea.
You can use an infuser too which is great for a 1 cup portion. Tea Pot Infusers are also perfect.
Each Tonic Tea product states how much you need for 1 portion, and there are 20 portions in a pouch. We ensure 5mg of CBD per portion, which sounds like a low amount, but because we are our Water Soluble Full Spectrum CBD the CBD absorption is almost 100%, unlike regular CBD oils, so 5mg of this is the equivalent of 10mg of regular CBD oil taken sublingually.
CAN CBD TEA LOWER BLOOD PRESSURE?
We cannot make medical claims to this effects, but if you Google the effects of CBD, you will find that it has been proven to help.
A 2020 study found that CBD may have vasodilatory effects in human and rat arteries showing CBD may improve flow because it widens blood vessels.
2017 study found that it lowered blood pressure in individuals at rest and those under stress.
The main reason it can help is by reducing stress. American Institute of Stress, stress may cause blood pressure to rise.
CAN I BRING CBD THROUGH AIRPORT SECURITY?
This all depends on where you are traveling – if the country accepts CBD as legal, then yes. Just check the THC levels – for example the UK legal amount is 0.02mg or 0.2%.
CAN YOU GET AN ALLERGIC REACTION TO CBD TEA?
There has been no reported evidence of anyone being allergic to CBD, but in regards to CBD tea, always check the ingredients and see if there is anything you may react with, e.g. our Fruit Explosion CBD Tea contains organic;
Grapes, Hibiscus, Banana*, Licorice, Orange Peel, Yellow Marigold, Cinnamon Sticks, Apricot, The Tonic’s Water-Soluble full spectrum hemp extract* (Water, Curcumin, Vegetable Glycerin, Triglycerides, Mycreen, Caryophyllene, Limolene, Pinene, Linalool, Sodium Hydrogen Carbonate).
You can check out the ingredients of each CBD tea in every product page.
CAN I SMOKE CBD TEA?
You cannot smoke our CBD tea, it is intended to be taken as any other kind of tea – infused in hot water. There are brands selling cannabis to smoke disguised as CBD tea, so beware of this!