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All right, so I decided to make some cannabis tea. As you know, Russian people really like the tea, and I thought since I am experimenting with different “alternate” ways of consuming cannabis, I should try the most basic Russian beverage since the beginning of time. The Tea.
My process was fairly simple: grind up some top shelf flower, boil it in water with a little bit of butter, cinnamon, and cloves. Add some tea leaves later in the process. And slowly boil on low heat for about an hour, while gently stirring every few minutes.
After exactly an hour, I took the pot off the heat, let it cool down for a few minutes, and strained it through a cheesecloth filter into a glass measuring cup. The resulting liquid was brownish and greenish at the same time. Definitely not a natural color. It was very distinct smelling. It had a certain leafy, floral, raw smell and taste. I think it was because there was a lot of plant matter in there and the chlorophyll definitely affects the taste. I will be honest with you, it did not look anything like the picture above. My liquid was brown and green and very cloudy. With little speckles of oil on top from the butter.
When I let it cool down for a bit, and tried it oh, I could not finish the whole thing. I took a couple of little gulps, and did not want any more. It was definitely disgusting. I threw away the rest and drew some hearty but honest conclusions from this whole process.
Basically my conclusion is this: do not use plant matter or trim when cooking or making edibles or drinkables. Use the concentrates.
If you are located in the area where medical marijuana is not readily available, remember that you can always make your own concentrates from high grade bud.
I just saw a great video on RSO, and the healing power that the oil contains. My next step is to actually make some Rick Simpson Oil, using the very household items like grain alcohol. But that’s another story.