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CBD infusions and teas: Discover its benefits and learn how to use flowers and extracts for perfect infusions and teas.

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CBD infusions, whether flower-based or enriched with extracts, offer a natural and effective way to enjoy the benefits of CBD. By following the preparation instructions, you can maximise the effectiveness of your infusion for a relaxing and beneficial experience.

This guide invites you to discover how to transform CBD flowers and various extracts into perfect infusions. Whether you’re looking to reduce stress, improve sleep or relieve chronic pain, CBD infusions can be a wise and enjoyable choice.

Whether it’s for their therapeutic properties or for the pleasure of enjoying a comforting drink, CBD infusions offer a world of possibilities. Careful decarboxylation of the flowers, meticulous addition of various extracts, and customisation to suit your tastes all contribute to making each cup of infusion a unique experience.

 

The benefits of CBD flower infusions

  • The use of CBD flowers in infusions is an age-old practice that has come back into fashion thanks to the rediscovery of the benefits of CBD. In particular, these infusions help to:
  • – Reduce stress and anxiety thanks to CBD’s anxiolytic properties.
  • – Improve sleep, by regulating sleep cycles.
  • – Relieve chronic pain, thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Promote better digestion, by reducing intestinal inflammation.

 

How do I prepare a CBD infusion?

To prepare a quality infusion with CBD flowers, there are several steps and tips to consider to maximise the benefits and improve the taste of your infusion. Here’s a summary of techniques and tips from a variety of sources:

1) The decarboxylation of CBD flowers, an essential step:

It is recommended to decarboxylate CBD flowers before using them to make an infusion. This process involves heating the flowers to a temperature of around 100°C for 30 to 45 minutes. Decarboxylation is essential because it activates the CBD compounds, particularly cannabidiol. Cannabis flowers contain CBD in an acid form known as CBDA. By heating, decarboxylation transforms CBDA into CBD, removing a carboxyl group from the molecule, making it more active and more easily assimilated by the body. Without this step, the effectiveness of the CBD contained in the flowers is reduced, as CBDA cannot be directly used by the body. So decarboxylation ensures that the benefits of CBD are fully exploited when the infusion is consumed.

Decarboxylation method for infusions:

The standard method for decarboxylating CBD flowers for infusions mainly involves heating them in an oven, rather than in water or in the microwave. Here’s a reworded version of the recommended procedure:

Oven preparation:

Start by setting the oven temperature to between 100°C and 120°C. Prepare the CBD flowers by crumbling them coarsely. Avoid grinding them too finely, as this could accelerate combustion and lead to loss of the active compounds.

Baking flowers in the oven:

Arrange the CBD flowers on a baking tray lined with baking parchment, making sure they don’t overlap to ensure even cooking. Then place them in the preheated oven for 30 to 45 minutes. During cooking, keep a close eye on the flowers to make sure they don’t burn. Darker colouring of the flowers indicates successful decarboxylation.

Important tips:

Oven cooking is preferred as it offers better temperature control, which is crucial for effective decarboxylation. Microwaves are not recommended, as they can heat the flowers unevenly and potentially destroy certain active compounds. In addition, decarboxylation by immersion in water is not appropriate, as cannabinoids are soluble in fats but not in water.

This decarboxylation method is a fundamental step in preparing CBD flower infusions, maximising the effectiveness of CBD’s active compounds.

 

2) Preparing the infusion:

Choose a fatty substance:

Select a fatty substance for your infusion, as CBD is fat-soluble. Popular options include milk (whole, almond, oat), coconut oil, butter (preferably unsalted), or cocoa butter.

Water preparation:

Heat water until hot but do not boil. Too high a temperature can damage the cannabinoids.

Dosing CBD flowers:

Use around 0.5 to 1 gram of decarboxylated CBD flowers per cup. Crumble or crumble the flowers to increase the surface area in contact with the water.

Infusion:

Place the CBD flowers in a tea strainer or tea ball. If you don’t have one, you can add them directly to the water.

Add your chosen fat to the hot water. For coconut oil or butter, a teaspoon is usually enough.

Pour the hot water over the CBD flowers and leave to infuse for around 15 to 20 minutes. If the flowers are added directly to the water, be sure to strain them after infusion.

Customisation:

You can improve the taste of the infusion by adding honey, sugar or herbs and spices such as camomile, mint, hibiscus or lemongrass.

Consumption:

Once the infusion is ready, you can drink it hot. For a CBD iced tea, leave the infusion to cool and serve on the rocks.

Which CBD flowers to use in infusions?

First of all, it’s essential to use high-quality flowers like those in the Happease range, and then it’s all a question of taste, experience and the desired effect. Here are a few flowers and their properties when used as an infusion:

OG Kush:

Using the OG Kush strain for CBD infusions is an interesting option, not least because of its unique profile. The OG Kush CBD strain is known for its aromatic notes of cinnamon, diesel and sweetgrass, offering a complex and pleasurable taste experience. This strain has a balance of indica and sativa, giving it relaxing properties while keeping the mind clear. It is often chosen to relieve anxiety, pain, inflammation and stress, while helping to stimulate the appetite and reduce nausea. Its terpene profile, including myrcene, caryophyllene, pinene, ocimene and limonene, also contributes to its relaxing effects and distinct aroma.

Banana Kush:

Banana Kush CBD is prized for its distinct flavour profile, which blends sweet, fruity and slightly skunky notes, creating a rich and pleasant taste experience. This strain is known for its relaxing effects, promoting relaxation while maintaining clarity of mind. It is frequently used to relieve stress and anxiety, improve mood, and can also help relieve pain, including joint pain and muscle spasms, as well as headaches and lower back pain. It can also promote better sleep and help combat depression.

Banana Kush’s terpene profile, which includes a blend of sweet and fruity flavours and aromas, contributes not only to its pleasant taste but also to its therapeutic properties. This strain is often chosen for its calming and soothing effect, making it ideal for use in the evening or before bedtime.

Strawberry Bubblegum:

The Strawberry Bubblegum strain for CBD infusions has characteristics that make it attractive for this use. It is a cross between the Strawberry and Bubblegum strains, resulting in a balanced hybrid between indica and sativa. This strain stands out for its aromatic and taste profile reminiscent of bubblegum and strawberry, offering a nostalgic yet pleasant experience.

The effects of Strawberry Bubblegum are marked by deep relaxation, reminiscent of carefree childhood memories, while keeping you conscious and alert. It is known to provide a sense of relaxation in the body, accompanied by a calm, centred state of mind. This strain is therefore ideal for use in the evening or before bedtime, helping to relax without inducing excessive drowsiness.

Super Lemon Haze:

The Super Lemon Haze strain for CBD infusions is renowned for its distinctive characteristics and rich flavour profile. This strain is renowned for its vibrant, lemony aroma and fresh, citrus taste. Its flavour profile includes notes of lemon, lime and citrus, making it particularly appealing to those looking for a CBD infusion with a strong, refreshing taste.

The effects of Super Lemon Haze are described as energising, motivating and uplifting. It is known to stimulate creativity and provide a euphoric effect, making it ideal for daytime use or for those looking to boost their energy and creativity. Due to its high CBD content, it is also used for its medicinal benefits, offering a balanced experience without being too overpowering or intense.

In summary, Super Lemon Haze is a great option for CBD infusions, especially for those who enjoy citrus flavours and are looking for a stimulating and creative effect.

Zkittlez:

The Zkittlez strain for CBD infusions has characteristics that make it particularly suitable for this use. Zkittlez is an indica-dominant strain, the result of a cross between Grape Ape, Grapefruit and Delta Llosa, offering a unique genetic profile. This genetic combination results in a flower that is both dense and rich in CBD, with concentrations of up to 27% in some growers. Zkittlez stands out for its exceptionally fruity and sweet flavour profile, reminiscent of sweets and tropical fruit. It offers an intense taste experience, marked by sweet and tart notes, making it an attractive option for CBD infusions.

The effects of Zkittlez are described as relaxing, helping to focus and feel happy, while helping the body to unwind. It is often chosen for its calming properties and positive impact on mood, making it ideal for use at any time of day.

Zkittlez is an excellent option for CBD infusions, especially for those who enjoy sweet and fruity flavours and are looking for a calming effect. Its high CBD concentration and vibrant terpene profile make it attractive for a variety of uses, including relaxing or mood enhancement.

 

The use of CBD extracts and CBD oils to enhance your infusions.

In addition to flowers, CBD extracts, such as oils or CBD extracts, can enrich your infusion. Extracts allow for more precise dosing and a higher concentration of CBD. Using CBD extracts such as Crumble, ICE Isolat, Ice-o-lator, Shatter, Sugar Wax, Terpsolate, as well as CBD oils, can enrich the experience and effectiveness of CBD flower infusions. Here’s how each of these extracts can be used in infusions:

CBD Crumble:

Crumble is a concentrated form of CBD that comes in a solid but crumbly form. To use it in an infusion, you can crumble it directly into hot water with the CBD flowers. The heat of the water will help dissolve the Crumble and release the cannabinoids.

ICE Isolate of CBD:

ICE Isolate is a pure form of CBD, often presented as a crystalline powder. This extract can be added directly to the infusion, dissolving quickly in hot water. Isolat contains no terpenes, so it does not alter the taste of the infusion.

Ice-o-lator:

Ice-o-lator is a type of concentrated hash made by using ice water to separate the trichomes from the flowers. A small amount of this extract can be added to the infusion for an extra dose of CBD and terpenes.

CBD Shatter:

Shatter is a solid, translucent CBD extract that looks like glass. It can be broken down into small pieces and added to infusions. As it is highly concentrated, only a small amount is needed.

Sugar Wax CBD:

Sugar Wax is a form of CBD concentrate with a granular texture. It can be easily mixed with infusions to boost CBD concentration and add terpenes for flavour.

CBD Terpsolate:

Terpsolate combines isolated CBD with added terpenes for flavour. It can be dissolved in hot infusion water, offering an experience both rich in CBD and flavour.

CBD oils:

CBD oils can be added directly to the infusion. A few drops are usually enough. The oil will mix with the fat already in the infusion (if you’re using any), helping to absorb the cannabinoids.

 

CBD infusions offer a creative space to experiment and personalise your wellness experience. We encourage you to explore and create your own blends using different CBD flowers and extracts. Each combination offers a unique opportunity to discover new tastes and benefit from the varied effects of CBD. The art of creating CBD infusions is a personal and rewarding adventure, offering not only a variety of taste pleasures, but also a path to well-being.

With this knowledge and advice, you are now ready to prepare CBD infusions that will satisfy your senses while promoting your well-being.

When using these extracts in infusions, it is important to start with small quantities to assess their effect, as they are generally highly concentrated in CBD. In addition, the quality and purity of the extracts are essential for a safe and effective experience. As always, it is advisable to consult a healthcare professional before starting any new supplementation regime, particularly if you are taking medication or have any specific health conditions.

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