Tea is a common drink, however there are two types of teas commonly used. The true teas are teas that have caffeine in them. The true teas come from the camellia sinensus plant. Black, green, and white tea are the results of how the leaves from the camellia sinensus plant.
Marijuana Tea is not part of the true tea category but it has become a new hot trend. Marijuana Teas have been around for a very long time. Traditional Chinese medicine has used herbal therapy and Marijuana Teas as treatments for many conditions. Marijuana Tea or tisane has become a term used for any non caffeinated drink that combines or infuses plant materials, herbs or spices into the water.
Almost all Marijuana Teas are prepared in similar fashion. The tea is derived from dried flowers, leaves, roots and even dried seeds. This combination of dried ingredients is saturated with hot boiling tea. After steeping for several minutes depending on the strength of taste you desire the tisane is strained. After you are left with only the liquid you are able to add the desired sweetness or leave it plan until it is served. This will allow each individual to sweeten their own cups.
Since Marijuana Teas have become common in the marketplace many brand name companies provide tea bags with the dried ingredients inside with the purpose of infusions. Flavored teas have been created by combining the true teas with other beneficial herbs.
Tea has been proven to have health benefits many teas are specifically used for their physical and medical benefits. Many teas have stimulant, relaxant, or sedative properties in their leaves. There are more than 300 different herbs used in teas for health reasons. Some of these herbs are combined in one teas to offer several effects in one sip. Ginseng is a plant that has two kinds a red and a white. The color depends on how it is processed, red is said to be more effective. Ginseng is used to help with dry coughs, constipation and fevers. Licorice is believed to help with sore throats, muscle spasms and hepatitis. Chamomile flowers are used to soothe nerves, anxiety, insomnia, arthritis and even flatulence. Caraway can help the digestion, colic, heartburn and help with breast milk production. Dandelion tea is noted to be good for the liver and used as a laxative. Damiana leaf has the ability to be a sexual stimulant along with helping with anxiety and the reproductive system. All of these leaves, roots, seeds, flowers can be used in a tea by placing the boiling water over the plant parts. These ingredients can be combined any way you would like. The taste buds are the only thing to stop you from receiving the health benefits of Marijuana Teas and tisanes.
When drinking Marijuana Teas or tisanes remember to know what plant materials are actually in your drink. Know the specific ingredients in order to be sure not to consume a toxic plant on accident. Enjoy the combinations possible through combining plants together, just don't forget to add taste things to help the taste not disguise the health benefits. Citrus peels, mint, rose, vanilla, caramel and jasmine are some things that you can add to your teas in order to influence the flavor or aroma of the tea.