Hemp tea is a hot infusion of crushed hemp flower, seeds and leaves. When steeped, the raw plant cannabinoids are released into the hot water. Adding a small amount of fat (from cow or almond milk for instance) enables the CBDa to be absorbed into our body because cannabinoids are fat-soluble.
Hemp tea has a long history, originating from Asia and created using 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 has matured to reach peak cannabinoid content – the plant’s most helpful element.
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. Hemp is very low in THC and must contain less than 0.2% to be grown in the UK and the EU.