Hemp is becoming big business as more people look for natural remedies for ailments like stress, sleep disorders, muscular and joint pain, and more. But what is hemp tea, and how is it different from other consumable hemp products?

cbd tea in a glass

With marijuana becoming legal across the United States for use recreationally, medicinally, or both, now is the time to take advantage of this lucrative business!

But where do you start? Do you know how to make hemp tea, and what makes it such a unique and exciting business opportunity? If you want to make the most of this new beverage opportunity, this article is a must-read!

What is Hemp?

So what is hemp, and what makes it different from marijuana? Hemp and marijuana are both cannabis products, but their chemical makeup and use are very different. While hemp isn’t wholly absent of intoxicating compounds, it won’t necessarily get you high.

Hemp is a dioecious plant, which means it can be separated into male and female plants. Each part of the plant has multiple uses.

  • Stems = fiber
  • Seeds = protein
  • Oils = pain relief and relaxation
  • Leavs & Flowers = smokeable

What Other Ways Can You Use Hemp?

The hemp plant’s fibers can be used to make textiles, paper, building materials, and other industrial materials. The raw fibrous materials, called hurds or shives, can be used to make bedding, compost, and other items that require absorbency.

The seeds of the hemp plant are rich in protein, fiber, and essential vitamins and minerals. They are a great source of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids, and they are an easily digestible source of soy protein isolates (SPIs).

CBD oil, extracted from the leaves and flowers, can be used to help alleviate the pains of a variety of ailments.

What is Hemp Tea?

People have been cultivating hemp for more than 10,000 years. and the first recorded use was medicinal hemp tea in China. Its proven health benefits, it is used in spiritual rituals and ceremonies and as a supplement for the ailing.

Depending on the part of the plant you use, your tea can be made with the buds, flowers, seeds, leaves, stalks and stem, and the root. Unlike most popular teas, hemp tea is something you can choose to make from any part of the plant. Learning how to make hemp flower tea comes down to personal preference.

Young Hemp Tea

When you make tea from the clippings of a young plant, it is an excellent source of vitamins and chlorophyll, and it has a lower CBD content. The benefits of young hemp tea are:

  • Red blood cell count increased
  • Detoxifying
  • Hormonal balance
  • Stimulating your immune system
  • Gastrointestinal function
  • Insomnia relief
  • Wound healing
  • Bone strengthening
  • Prevents bad breath and promotes oral health

Mature Hemp Tea

When using a mature plant, there will be higher CBD levels, vitamins, and chlorophyll, but it’s non-psychoactive, so you won’t be left feeling stoned. Some of the mature hemp tea benefits are:

  • Alleviates nausea
  • Increases appetite
  • Gastrointestinal function
  • Chronic pain relief
  • Heart health
  • Respiratory relief
  • Inhibits seizures
  • Reduces pancreas inflammation

Cannabis/High THC Tea

For those seeking the psychoactive THC hemp tea effects, the bud needs to be baked to decarboxylate the plant matter. To effectively brew this tea, the THC needs fat to bind because the molecules aren’t water-soluble. Some options are butter, mils, or coconut oil.

Some of the health benefits of Cannabis tea are:

  • Neuroprotective
  • Eases inflammation
  • Increases appetite
  • Relieves symptoms of autoimmune diseases
  • Insomnia relief
  • Digestion support
  • Pain relief


Some people make CBD tea by adding a few drops of CBD oil, or hemp oil, to their tea. You can also make CBD hemp tea bags, but fat will need to be added so your body can absorb the CBD. This version of tea is also an excellent cannabidiol drink that can help boost sports performance.

The primary health benefits of CBD tea are:

  • All the mature hemp tea benefits
  • Migraine relief
  • Pain relief
  • Body function improvement

Cannabis Root Tea

Like other hemp processes, the whole plant should be considered when deciding what sort of tea you want to produce. The root has to be cleaned, dried, and powdered, and is most palatable with the addition of some spices like anise or cinnamon to cut through the bitterness.

The root has been used medicinally for a long time to help with postpartum hemorrhaging, gout, joint pain, fever, bruises, toothakes, and a diuretic. Some of the other benefits are found in the different chemical compounds:

  • Friedelin = liver protection and antioxidant
  • Epifriedelanol = prevents tumor formation
  • Pentacyclic triterpene ketones = suppress inflammation, destroy bacteria, and acts as a diuretic
  • Piperidine = psychiatry support
  • Choline = essential nutrient for cell membrane health
  • Atropine = relaxes eye muscles and alleviate respiratory issues

How to Make Hemp Tea

Hemp tea is made just like most types of herbal tea by steeping the hemp in hot water. The dried flowers and leaves infuse the water creating greenish-brown colored liquid with a slightly bitter taste.

You can make and sell hemp tea either as loose leaf or in individually portioned tea bags, but either version has the same result.

Where to Start

Are you ready to start your hemp tea business? Now that you know how to make hemp tea, where it came from, and the variety of uses for hemp as a product, start by choosing what type of tea you want to make.

What cut of hemp do you want to use for your tea? How do you want to prepare your beverage for your customers?

It’s no secret that hemp is where the beverage industry is headed next, so don’t miss your opportunity to take advantage of it!

For more trends in the drink industry, and to make the best beverage choice for your business, check out our blog. If you’re ready to get started, contact us to find out how!