With all of these new products coming out of our industry, you must be wondering if you shouldn't be trying to make a hemp drink yourself. After all, there are rumors of Starbucks considering hemp coffee and even giants like Coca Cola looking at the molecules in this plant with great interest. So why not try making your own drink? No matter what effect you are looking for, this is a great experience to share with your friends, family or loved ones. In this post, we're going to cover some basic methods for incorporating hemp into your drinks and some good practices for getting the most out of its effects.
Let's start with the most common way to use hemp in a drink: infusing it with hot water. You can brew it on its own, with spices, tea, or even a mixture of the two. It is important to always remember that the molecules contained in hemp that we all know so well do not mix with water and that there is therefore always a need for a fatty substance in direct contact with the plant. If you decide to steep it in hot water like you would with regular tea or herbal tea, you'll enjoy it, but you'll only taste ... and maybe placebo.
That being said, heat is still helpful as it activates the hemp molecules and allows for a greater effect on your body and well-being.
1) Infusion in water with a little oil
Oil? Do you remember the part about the fat body? That's why. Depending on the amount you infuse in your teapot, we advise you to put one to two tablespoons of sunflower oil before pouring your hot water. You don't necessarily need to use sunflower oil, but we recommend it because it has no flavor and won't spoil the taste of the infusion you've spent so much time making. to prepare.
2) Infusion in water with a cloud of milk
Milk? Yes, it contains fat to replace oil. If the idea of adding oil to your tea doesn't appeal to you, then you can always add milk and it will work. Remember to put the milk in direct contact with the plant and not in your cup, otherwise you will only have hemp flavored tea with milk.
3) Author's recommendation: Infusion in milk
Has the whole thing of oil and milk confused you? Exactly how much oil should be added to get the most out of the plant? How much milk do you need? The main idea is to get the most out of the active ingredients in hemp.
For a practical person like you, this is probably the best solution. You have heat and you have a fatty body. All you have to do is dip your ingredients in the milk and let it heat over low heat. You can then pass your milk through a colander. And There you go ! You have your hemp infused milk with all the benefits of the plant!
If you don't like mixing tea and milk, that's okay! You can create a ton of easy-to-make personal mixes. You can for example make a mixture of hemp, cinnamon and ginger.
The advantage of infusing your hemp in milk is that you don't have to drink it right away! You can keep it in your fridge and use it to make hot chocolate, eat your cereal in the morning, or even drink it chilled on a hot summer day. This brings us to the next part of this post.
4) Iced Tea with hemp
If you're reading while preparing to spend your next summer weekend playing soccer and beach volleyball with your buddies or relaxing by the pool, you might be interested in this drink. fresh and relaxing. But we have bad news. You are going to have to use oil. All you need to do is make your custom blend of hemp and tea (we recommend using green tea), chop a few lemons, and add sugar. Start by steeping in hot water, add cold water 15 minutes later and store in the fridge overnight. To be enjoyed the next day.
5) hemp mojito
A simple iced hemp tea will not be enough? Need something with more oomph and festivity? Allow us to introduce you to the Mojito Chanvre. Keep in mind that by choosing this option, you will get the alcohol buzz with the taste of hemp, but the plant itself will not give you anything mixed with alcohol.
6) Author's choice for tradition and flavor: Bhang
Bhang is a traditional Indian drink used as a ritual during the Holi festival. Holi is also known as the Spring Festival, the Festival of Colors and the Festival of Love. As its aliases indicate, Holi is a celebration of the end of winter and the flowering of love exemplified by the coming of spring. Bhang is a traditional drink during this festival.
There are several ways to make a Bhang, but most of the recipes have the following ingredients in common: milk, pistachios, almonds, sugar and last but not least your favorite herb. Note that you can first boil your hemp in milk and let it cool for the best experience.