Strawberry Mint Agave CBD Iced Tea by The Herb Somm
This CBD tea recipe is featured In The Ultimate Guide to CBD: Explore the World of Cannabidiol published by Fair Winds Press of Quarto Publishing Group
There’s nothing better than a glass of cold iced tea on a hot day. CBD Mint Agave Simple Syrup is the perfect match for the other refreshing ingredients that are used in this recipe. By incorporating fresh strawberries and mint, this thirst-quenching beverage not only looks and tastes great, but is packed with healing benefits!
Yield: 1 serving
Target Dose: 13 mg CBD | 1 mg THC per tea (using DIY CBD Mint Agave Simple Syrup, page or 17 mg CBD per tea (using commercially made CBD oil or tincture, see note below)
- Collins glass
- 8–10 fresh mint leaves (plus a small sprig for serving)
- 2 large strawberries, sliced (plus a few slices for serving)
- 1 ounce (30 ml) CBD Mint Agave Simple Syrup (plus more if you prefer sweeter)
- 1 cup ice
- 12–16 ounces (355–473 ml) mint iced tea
Place the mint leaves, strawberries, and simple syrup at the bottom of a glass. Begin to muddle the ingredients together to release the strawberry juices and mint oils. By muddling, you are also integrating the CBD into your other ingredients. Add ice and pour the mint iced tea on top. Stir to mix all ingredients. Line the inside of a Collins glass with berry slices. Serve the iced tea in the glass garnished with a sprig of mint and a slice of strawberry.
Note: If you don’t have the supplies to make the CBD Mint Agave Simple Syrup, substitute for regular simple syrup and add ½ dropper of your favorite unflavored CBD oil (at your preferred dose) at the bottom of the glass before muddling. After this step, proceed with the recipe as noted and enjoy. For this recipe, I used spearmint-peppermint herbal tea to make the iced tea (1 tea bag per cup).
How to Make The Herb Somm’s CBD Mint Agave Simple Syrup
Recipe Featured In The Ultimate Guide to CBD: Explore the World of Cannabidiol
Yield: 15 ounces (444 ml)
Target Dose: 13 mg CBD | 1 mg THC per ounce (using CBD-rich flower – keep in mind that I used Harle Tsu that measured at 15% CBD to 1%THC before decarboxylation to craft this recipe, so depending on what strain you use, your target dose will be different. Be sure to calculate your own dosages before integrating the flower into your recipe so you know the potency)
- Digital scale
- Measuring cups
- Measuring spoons
- Small saucepan
- One 16-ounce (480-ml) sterilized Mason jar
- Fine-mesh strainer
- 2 grams decarboxylated CBD-rich flower
- 2 cups (480 ml) water
- 1 cup (340 g) golden light agave nectar
- 1 cup (96 g) fresh mint leaves
- 1 tablespoon (15 ml) food-grade vegetable glycerin
Weigh out 2 grams of decarboxylated CBD-rich flower. Set aside. Combine the water and agave nectar in a small saucepan. Massage the mint leaves with your hands to release the oils and then add to the saucepan. Bring to a soft boil, stirring until the agave nectar dissolves into the water. Reduce the heat to around 160° to 180°F (71° to 82°C) and add the decarboxylated cannabis. Simmer on low for 50 minutes stirring from time to time.
Reduce the heat and add the vegetable glycerin—this will give the CBD and THC something to bind to. Continue to heat and stir for another 10 minutes. Remove from the heat.
Pour the simple syrup into the Mason jar through cheesecloth and a fine-mesh strainer. Let cool and shake before serving. Store in the refrigerator.
Photo credit: Colleen Eversman of 2nd Truth Photography for The Ultimate Guide to CBD.