There is a multitude of CBD trends arising all the time. CBD is an extremely popular supplement, and if you haven’t tried it yet, where have you been?!
While sublingual oils and tinctures will likely remain popular for the foreseeable future, CBD is finding its way into all manner of different products. From CBD coffee shops to CBD skincare treatments, there is no denying that CBD is an unstoppable force.
One of the latest health trends is CBD tea. We have already written about how you can make your own CBD tea, but CBD manufacturers aren’t going to let us have all the fun! While adding CBD oil drops to your Yorkshire Tea is simple, there are other, more delicious ways to consume CBD tea. Various companies are now releasing tantalising CBD tea bags and beverages, making this the CBD industry’s new star.
In today’s post, we will be looking at CBD tea bags and all their benefits…
The CBD Beverage Trend
In general, drinking your CBD is becoming the next big thing. CBD lattes are such a big deal that London coffee shops are now selling their own specialised CBD drinks. Rather than having to whip up a CBD-infused latte at home, soon you’ll probably be able to nip into Starbucks for your fix!
But the CBD beverage trend is not only limited to hot drinks. While Love Hemp sell a peculiar bottle of CBD spring water infused with a really tiny amount of CBD, there has also been an increase in CBD beer. The alcoholic beverage is not yet all that common, but there are actually a few British brewers who are expanding into the CBD sector. While you are unlikely to see CBD beer on tap at your local, it’s cool that CBD beer even exists.
Nevertheless, CBD tea might actually become the most popular CBD beverage in Britain.
Is CBD Tea the Next Big Thing?
In a survey conducted by Statista in 2017, 37% of British respondents drank 2 to 3 cups of tea per day. Black tea is our nation’s favourite, because we just can’t resist a good old English breakfast tea. Grab the PG Tips and your favourite builder’s mug (probably that gigantic one from Sports Direct that we all have and we’re not sure why), and stick the kettle on. It’s a sacred ritual that most of us complete at least once per day, and it’s why Britons are stereotyped for tea drinking.
Really, there’s only one way to make tea better, and that’s to add CBD to it. You can add CBD into any tea drink as long as there’s a splash of milk. CBD can’t bind well with water, so it needs a fatty substance like milk in order to work.
Alternatively, you can purchase ready-made CBD tea. In Sydney, Australia, a company has released a variety of flavoured, CBD-infused iced teas. While Britain isn’t quite lucky enough to be able to buy CBD-infused teas from coffee shops or iced tea soft drinks in Sainsbury’s, there are companies that sell CBD tea.
Usually, these come in the form of hemp teas, herbal teas, and floral tisanes, infused with cannabinoids like CBD. If you enjoy alternative teas and are willing to put down the Tetley’s, then you might find these CBD tea bags to be to your liking.
If you need convincing, though, here are some of the benefits that CBD tea can bring.
Benefits of CBD Tea:
By now, you are probably already aware of the health properties of CBD. As it is so popular, you can find lists upon lists of health and lifestyle benefits for CBD. In fact, you can find similar lists detailing the health properties of tea. So what happens when you combine the two?
1. Reduces Anxiety
While coffee is known for being a morning wake-me-up, tea is often seen as a way to wind down. It’s a well-known fact that a cup of tea is like a hug – it’s the quickest, easiest way to relax and destress. Us Brits aren’t known for being tactile, but if you’re feeling down, we can offer you a comforting cup of tea!
As it turns out, this isn’t just folklore. Chamomile, tulsi, and hibiscus teas are all proven to have the most calming properties, but tea in general is considered to be a good relaxant. CBD, too, is a method people are using to relax. CBD for anxiety is becoming a popular alternative therapy, although you should always be careful straying away from your doctor’s prescriptions.
Combining CBD and tea appears to be the ideal way to calm down and unwind.
2. Relieves Headaches
CBD has been reported anecdotally to offer some relief from headaches. Chronic headaches can be really debilitating, so if you find that CBD works for you, then great! Note, however, that some people experience headaches from CBD when they first take it, so be aware of this.
In tea, herbs like peppermint, chamomile and Valerian & Skullcap may all be able to relieve pain and reduce the pain from headaches. Whether you experience chronic headaches and want to try out the combined effect of CBD and tea, or whether CBD gives you headaches and you want to use tea to relieve them, then this combination could be ideal for you.
3. Helps You Sleep
For a long time, tea has been used as a sleep aid. As it does help to unwind, insomniacs may benefit from tea that keeps them from lying awake tossing and turning. Chamomile teas are in particular known for their soporific effects, but almost any tea will do.
And guess what? CBD has also been reported to be an effective sleep aid. Several studies, such as this one from 2013, suggest that CBD is effective in helping people to sleep. This may be due to the anti-anxiety effects; when you are less stressed, you may be able to sleep better.
By combining the sleep-inducing and calming effects of CBD and tea, you might benefit from a restful night’s sleep.
4. Reduces Inflammation & Relieves Pain
A final benefit of CBD is as a natural pain reliever. Inflammation is a natural bodily response, but when it doesn’t go away it can be very hard to cope with, and very painful. Tea has been used as a pain-reliever for centuries, because it may be able to ward off unwanted inflammation.
CBD is also an anti-inflammatory; it is even patented by the United States. Athletes are using CBD for this purpose because it is not banned by sporting organisations. As a natural means of alleviating inflammation, CBD can also help to reduce levels of pain.
We’re not saying that CBD tea will completely rid you of any and all pains. However, it may make things easier to cope with. If you suffer from a condition which means you are constantly taking NSAIDs and opiates, then a CBD tea every now and then could be a wonderful natural alternative.
Should I Be Drinking CBD Tea?
CBD tea is definitely a new health trend. For us, a nation of tea drinkers, it is certain that CBD tea will be a huge hit. Whether you make it yourself or buy a CBD tea bag, anyone can benefit from the properties of a warm cup of CBD tea.
There are, of course, other options for taking your CBD. You may find other options more convenient or quicker, but CBD teas are delicious and add some extra beneficial qualities from the tea itself.
Do you enjoy drinking CBD tea? Which tea variety goes best with CBD? Let us know in the comments!