When you imagine consuming cannabis, the first thing that likely comes to mind is smoking a joint or a bong. But as the world becomes more familiar with cannabis and its potential benefits, more methods of consumption are emerging. One such method is drinking cannabis-infused tea, also known as weed tea. But does weed tea smell strongly? Let’s explore this question in detail.
What is Weed Tea?
Weed tea is a way of consuming cannabis that involves steeping cannabis buds, leaves, stems, or concentrates in hot water to release the cannabinoids, resulting in a unique and relaxing beverage. The recipe can be as simple or as complex as you’d like — some people infuse the cannabis directly into the water, while others mix it with fat like coconut oil or butter to improve cannabinoid absorption.
The Aroma of Weed Tea
The aroma of weed tea would likely be less noticeable than the smell of smoked or vaporized cannabis. When cannabis is burned or vaporized, it releases a powerful, distinctive aroma as the heat activates the terpenes — the compounds responsible for the scent of cannabis.
Weed tea, in comparison, does not typically have a strong smell because the process of steeping the cannabis in hot water doesn’t heat the plant material enough to release many of the terpenes. However, the tea could have a faint smell of weed depending on the strain used and the potency of the tea. The odor tends to be much milder and less conspicuous than other methods of cannabis consumption.
Masking the Smell of Weed Tea
If you’re concerned about the potential smell of weed tea, there are several ways to disguise it. Adding strongly aromatic herbs such as mint or chamomile can mask the slight cannabis odor Similarly, incorporating a splash of citrus juice, a spoonful of honey, or using flavored non-dairy milk could also help to disguise the aroma.
In conclusion, while weed tea may have a slight cannabis aroma, it’s far less potent than the smell produced by smoking or vaping. Plus, there are numerous methods to mask the scent if it is a concern. This alternative way to consume cannabis offers a discreet and enjoyable experience that can be customized to your personal taste and preferences.