CBD and tea? Yes, please!
Tea is an ideal solution for those that are seeking to calm down, relax or reduce their overall stress levels. And the best tea is one over ice and made at home, from scratch!
Sweet, spicy, milky and infused with CBD – our iced chai latte recipe is one you’ll make over and over again..iced or hot.
This chai latte is delicious, caffeinated, and cold.
Savor for your afternoon cup, morning pick me up, or nighttime settle down thanks to L-theanine. This is an amino acid that is found exclusively in tea and some mushrooms.
Whereas coffee is highly stimulating because of the high caffeine content, tea has a lower amount of caffeine that when combined with L-theanine, creates a sort of “calm awareness” that coffee does not provide. The ritual of preparing tea is also itself a calming activity.
What Does L-Theanine Do?
L-theanine increases GABA, serotonin, and dopamine. These chemicals are neurotransmitters and do all sorts of things like regulating emotions, mood, concentration, alertness, energy, appetite, and sleep. So regardless if you’re trying to concentrate or just relax, increasing these chemicals will help with anxiety. At the same time, L-theanine reduces chemicals in the brain that are linked to stress and anxiety.
L-theanine also reduces heart rate and blood pressure, another system of stress. The benefits of L-theanine are very similar to the benefits of CBD, both natural remedies to ease stress and bring your body back into balance.
Whether that is through a cool cup of cinnamon honey infused tea, or in your morning tincture serving, you are providing your body with the plant support it needs to bring itself back into alignment!
As is that was not enough, in this cup of beautifully blended spices are a long list of detoxing elements providing your body with antioxidants which help eliminate all kinds of concerns such as inflammation, nausea, digestion, etc.
Now onto the drink….
Ingredients For Infused Iced Chai Latte:
Assam black tea
Cinnamon sticks, cardamom pods, whole cloves, star anise, black peppercorns
Ground nutmeg, ground ginger
Saucepan with Spout
Ice cube tray
How to Make Infused Iced Chai Latte:
First, the chai concentrate. This is where the magic happens.
Place everything but the milk into a saucepan and simmer until a rich brew is made.
Strain out the contents, add the vanilla extract, and you’ve got yourself a chai concentrate.
If you want a hot chai latte, you can add warm milk!
To make iced chai latte, let the chai concentrate cool and chill in the refrigerator for about an hour before serving.
For both hot or iced chai, the ratio is half chai concentrate and the other half milk.
Pour it up my friend, and enjoy!