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When I was in high school, my friends would skip English class right before lunch. We’d pile up in a car and meet at this guy Matt’s house because his parents were always at work. Then, we’d proceed to heat up water in a tea kettle and smoke a bowl while we waited for the spout cap to pop off and screech at us. Usually, we just ended up drinking old ass tea scattered in random cupboards while shooting the shit in a smoky kitchen. Once in a while, we’d collect enough stems and shake for “proper” weed tea.
Except that it always ended up sucking and our boy Jon would always complain it gave him a headache. Still, we’d pretend that it worked. Saying stuff like whoa, man, I think I’m a little high, those sativas are hitting for sure, bro — when really it was the rip off the bong and the J we snuck in that made us barely capable of crawling back to 5th period.
These memories were my first thought when I came across THC-infused tea by Subtle Tea at a local Orange County pot shop. Feeling nostaglic, I decided to give it a go and chose the green tea flavor thanks to my budtender’s recommendation.
Unlike high school, when we’d throw our dry stems into the bottom of a kettle, these tea bags contain .94 grams of Japanese Sencha Green Tea infused with 40 mg of THC. After letting it steep for about 10 minutes, the water began to turn into a familiar shade of green.
While a lot of edibles have a noticeable — and for many, an unpleasant — cannabis taste, the flavor of the THC was light. This was probably thanks to the water diluting the potency of the cannabis taste and the blend of the green tea.
The high hit within half an hour of finishing the tea, granted all I had were a few slices of cold pizza covered in ranch for breakfast/lunch at that point. I didn’t feel sluggish, just relaxed and alert. I started thinking about calling up my buddies from high school and telling them how this new tea totally shit on the stuff we made back then. But my nostalgia went so far as watching old reruns of Aqua Teen Hunger Force and wondering why nobody plays Guitar Hero anymore.
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