The Lowdown on CBD Tea: What You Need to Know

The New Favourite Way To Ingest Tasty CBD

With the rise in functional food, CBD tea is leading the way in natural wellness.

Tea is a ubiquitous part of everyday British life. For centuries, people have enjoyed the traditional calming qualities of tea produced from either Camellia sinensis, in the case of black and green teas, or from herbs and healing plants.

Pairing tea with CBD elevates this liquid refreshment to a role beyond solely quenching thirst. Wellness teas and CBD create a natural synergy. There are thousands of years of research and evidence to underpin tea and herbal infusions as tonics for stress and purveyors of long-term health benefits, but what about CBD tea?

CBD tea serves as a functional drink to soothe raw nerves and provide stress relief and relaxation. Consider this infusion as part of a calming ritual to prepare the mind and body for meditation, rest, or to pre-empt a pressurised day.

At Purity Hemp, we formulate balanced blends of tea containing cold-press extraction, full hemp flower CBD, Cannabis sativa leaf fibre, and a range of botanicals with both the therapeutic effect and flavour profile in mind.

CBD exerts its health benefits through a complex cell signalling network called the endocannabinoid system.

” CBD tea serves as a functional drink to soothe raw nerves and provide stress relief and relaxation. Consider this infusion as part of a calming ritual to prepare the mind and body for meditation, rest, or to pre-empt a pressurised day. “

Why is the endocannabinoid system critical for health?

Each person is born with an endocannabinoid system (ECS) whether or not you’ve ever used cannabis. This complex system is spread throughout the body and helps maintain critical homeostasis.

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The ECS consists of endocannabinoids that interact with receptors and are broken down by enzymes once they have exerted their therapeutic effect. The ECS can utilise cannabinoids from external sources to interact with and support its processes, thereby helping the body remain balanced and healthy.

To better understand how our exquisite full-spectrum CBD teas could relax or invigorate you, let’s further explore the elements that contribute to Purity Hemp’s healing plant teas.

” To better understand how our exquisite full-spectrum CBD teas could relax or invigorate you, let’s further explore the elements that contribute to Purity Hemp’s healing plant teas. “

The Non-Psychoactive Cannabinoids

Non-psychoactive cannabinoids are molecules derived from hemp plants that do not intoxicate and cause the euphoric high typically associated with THC-containing cannabis.

Although CBD and THC are the most well-known of these compounds, the world of cannabinoids is much larger. In fact, the hemp plant contains over 100 cannabinoids with unique health benefits that can have a synergy when combined, known as the entourage effect. For this reason, full-spectrum products are superior to isolated CBD extracts.

Purity Hemp’s range of teas contain:

  • Cannabidiol (CBD)
  • Cannabidiolic acid (CBDA)
  • Cannabidivarinic acid (CBDVA)
  • Cannabidivarin (CBDV)
  • Cannabigerol (CBG)
  • Cannabinol (CBN)
  • Cannabichromene (CBC)

Cannabidiol (CBD)

CBD or cannabinol is the second major cannabidiol in the cannabis plant after THC and is currently the most researched cannabinoid.

CBD has no intoxicating effects meaning that people can safely use this compound therapeutically without experiencing mind-altering effects.

Research underscores CBD’s potential uses for:

  • anxiety and stress
  • pain
  • inflammation
  • nausea
  • seizures
  • certain skin conditions

Hemp plants naturally contain lower CBD levels and higher levels of CBDA, or cannabidiolic acid, the precursor of CBD. Our tea contains less than 0.0005 mg/g CBD.

Cannabidiolic acid (CBDA)

The stems, leaves, and flowers of the hemp plant produce CBDA, which can be converted into CBD.

CBD and CBDA have closely related chemical structures and effects, although research hasn’t focused as prominently on the latter. Studies are currently looking at how we can use CBDA to treat nausea and some types of cancer.

Our tea contains 0.6864 mg/g CBDA which is 0.9917 mg per teabag.

Cannabidivarinic acid (CBDVA) and Cannabidivarin (CBDV)

Cannabidivarinic acid (CBDVA) is the precursor to Cannabidivarin, or CBDV. At first glance, CBDV appears identical to CBD. However, the molecular basis differs in that CBD has a pentyl chain, and CBDV carries a propyl chain.

Preliminary research shows CPBDV has the potential for medical applications in people with neurological disorders such as epilepsy, and Parkinson’s disease, due to its anticonvulsant effects and ability to reduce the duration of seizures.

Our tea contains 1.4012 mg/g and 2.0245 mg per tea bag of CBDVA and less than 0.0005 mg/g CBDV.

” CBD or cannabinol is the second major cannabidiol in the cannabis plant after THC and is currently the most researched cannabinoid. “

Cannabigerol (CBG)

CBG, or cannabigerol, is non-psychoactive that shows promise in numerous therapeutic areas. It’s the precursor to CBD and THC and can boost the effects of other cannabinoids.

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Our tea contains less than 0.0005 mg/g CBG. Most hemp strains have low CBG levels, but it still plays a valuable role. Through interaction with both types of ECS receptors, CB1 and CB2, it promotes dopamine production, positively affecting mood and natural sleep.

Research also indicates that CBG has effects against cancer, glaucoma, and MRSA infections.

The Psychoactive Cannabinoids

Typically, CBD and its counterparts are considered non-psychoactive. Conversely, THC compounds are regarded as psychoactive, thereby having the ability to change cognition.

In accordance with both UK and USA FSA regulations, Purity Hemp’s CBD products contain no more than 0.2% THC.

You’ll find the following THC compounds listed on our Harmony tea certificate of analysis:

  • Delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) at less than 0.0005 mg/g
  • Delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA) at less than 0.0005 mg/g
  • Tetrahydrocannabivarinic acid (THCVA) at less than 0.0005 mg/g
  • Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV) at less than 0.0005 mg/g

The THC in Purity Hemp’s tea is found at only trace levels and can exert no appreciable effects. However, you may question the presence of one compound that appears that slightly higher levels—delta-8 THC.

The stems, leaves, and flowers of the hemp plant produce CBDA, which can be converted into CBD. Studies are currently looking at how we can use CBDA to treat nausea and some types of cancer.

Delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol

Delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol, or delta-8 THC, appears in Purity Hemp’s tea at levels of 0.3071 mg/g, which is 0.4437 mg per teabag. These levels fall below the permitted threshold and are not strong enough to cause intoxicating effects.

Delta-8 THC is structurally similar to delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol, which most people consider the typical THC molecule, although its effects are more akin to CBD.

Delta-8 THC can produce a high but is much less psychotropic, around one-half less, than its more common counterpart. Users report that it is refreshing, relaxing, and clarifying.

Like many cannabinoids, it shows promise for its therapeutic properties, including as an appetite stimulant and nausea suppressive, painkiller, and neuroprotector.

Purity Hemp uses full-spectrum CBD without removing all traces of THC. Research suggests that CBD is more powerful when multiple plant compounds and cannabinoids can work together, synergistically via the entourage effect.

Why choose Purity Hemp’s CBD tea?

CBD can soothe away anxiety and stress, leaving you feeling calm and energised. Our CBD teas help ease you into the ideal state of mind, with a natural marriage of relaxing and invigorating botanicals.

At Purity Hemp, we value traceability and transparency. All our products are made with safe and regulated processes, without synthetic pesticides and harmful chemicals. Strict laboratory testing ensures we meet the highest standards, from seed to shelf.

Try one of Purity Hemp’s healing teas and discover a delicious way to benefit your body and mind.

Author Zia Sherrell

Zia is a digital health journalist and content creator with over a decade of experience covering diverse topics from public health to medical cannabis, nutrition, and biomedical science. She has written for Medical News Today, NetDoctor, and Insider, among other publications.

ABOUT ZIA

Her mission is to empower and educate people by bringing health matters to life with engaging, evidence-based writing. By reaching a wide audience, Zia hopes to help people understand the wonders of health and wellness so that they can become advocates for their own wellbeing.

Zia has worked in the healthcare industry as a researcher, clinical data manager, and clinical trial monitor. She pivoted into freelance writing and now works as a health copywriter, and contributing writer to well-known publications worldwide. When she isn’t at the computer, she enjoys travelling and chasing after her dogs and horses.

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