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Top 5 CBD Teas to Try in 2021 (Hemp Leaf Tea)

If you’re a serious tea-lover like me, you need to give hemp tea a try.

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Daily CBD, last updated on January 8, 2021

There’s nothing quite like a fresh cup of tea to help you unwind at the end of a long day. 

CBD teas take it to a whole new level. 

You can order just about any tea you want with CBD infused directly into the dried leaves for an added boost to help with sleep, relax the muscles, or wash away anxiety. 

When I first started drinking CBD tea, there were only about three companies to choose from. Now, there are dozens of companies selling CBD tea — each offering their own unique blends and flavors of green, black, oolong, and herbal teas to choose from. 

Here’s my list of the best tasting, best value, and strongest CBD teas on the market. 

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Our Top-Rated CBD Teas For 2021

NumberProductTotal CBDPotencyCost per mg CBDLink


The Brothers Apothecary CBD-Infused Tea

100 – 1440 mg

60 mg per Teabag

$0.08 – $0.15


Buddha Teas CBD Tea

90 mg

5 mg per Teabag



Glow Water CBD Tea

125 mg

25 mg per Teabag



Pure Science Lab CBD Pomegranate Tea

60 – 240 mg

15 mg per Tea Chip

$0.33 – $0.50


Holistic Hemp Scotland Organic Cannabis Sativa L. Tea

Not Listed (Raw Hemp)

Not Available


1. Brother’s Apothecary CBD-Infused Tea

The Brothers Apothecary is a CBD manufacturer from Portland Oregon, USA. It’s one of our favorite sources for CBD teas for three main reasons:

  • It has a wide tea blend range to choose from
  • Uses minimally processed whole hemp flower
  • The teabags are high-potency with 60 mg per teabag
  • These teas come at a great value for your money

The CBD teas offered by The Brothers Apothecary are truly special. They come in 10 unique tea blends — containing ingredients such as hibiscus, kava, chai, ginger, oolong tea, or matcha green tea.

Although we like all of The Brother’s tea blends, our favorite is the Mystic Kava Root for its powerful relaxing effects produced by the duo of kava root (Piper methysticum) and high-potency CBD.

We also really like the Matcha blend with CBD for its energizing effects and improving focus and concentration.

2. Buddha Teas CBD Tea

Some people prefer taking CBD teas for its mild doses of CBD. This is especially useful for people who are extra sensitive to CBD and find oils, capsules, or gummies too strong.

CBD teas are a great way to casually consume lower strengths of CBD because you can choose to steep the tea as little or as long as you’d like to make the effects of the CBD stronger or weaker.

These tea bags by Buddha Teas are great for people who want lower strengths because each teabag only contains 5 mg of CBD.

Buddha Tea comes in four flavors:

  • Chamomile — for sleep
  • Matcha green tea — for focus, concentration, and relaxation
  • Peppermint — for indigestion and taste
  • Turmeric & Ginger — for nausea and indigestion

The company also offers a value pack containing all 4 flavors if you have trouble choosing just one.

3. Glow Water CBD Tea

Glow Water makes three top-notch, water-soluble CBD teas designed specifically for relaxation (Calm and Sleep) and post-workout recovery (Restore).

We highly recommend trying one of the relaxation blends for supporting stress and improving sleep quality.

The Calm blend is best for relaxing at the end of the day and to brighten your mood — containing a combination of rose petals and spearmint along with 25 mg of water-soluble CBD.

The Sleep blend includes popular sleep-promoting herbs, lavender and chamomile along with 25 mg of water-soluble CBD.

Its final product offering — Restore — is formulated with hibiscus and ginger.

All of these teas taste great and provide an excellent strength of CBD compared to other teas on the market. If your goal is to use this tea to support sleep, we recommend going with the Sleep blend. If you want to promote relaxation without being too sedative, choose Calm instead.

4. Pure Science Lab CBD Pomegranate Tea

$29.95 – $79.95
Pure Science Lab

Pure Science Lab CBD Pomegranate Tea 1 – 4 bags

4.17 / 5

  • Total CBD:

    60 – 240 mg

  • Potency:

    15 mg/Tea Chip

  • Cost per mg CBD:

    $0.33 – $0.50

  • Extract Type:


  • Flavor:


  • THC Content:


This pomegranate CBD tea by Pure Science Lab is the best-tasting tea if you’re like your tea more on the sweet side.

Unlike most CBD teas, this one comes in “chips” of aged, CBD-infused pomegranate skins and Manuka honey. The naturally sweet flavor of the pomegranate, along with premium Manuka honey give this tea a great taste without the need for refined sugars and artificial sweeteners.

To use these tea chips, simply pour boiling water over one of the chips and give it 5–15 minutes to rehydrate and infuse.

At 15 milligrams of CBD per chip, this product is strong enough to reasonably achieve most of the benefits reported for CBD.

5. Holistic Hemp Scotland Luxury Hemp Tea (Europe-Only)

This is a must-try for any serious tea drinkers out there.

Made with organic hemp leaves and flowers — there’s really nothing quite like it.

Our only caveat is that as a raw tea, it’s very hard to determine the exact dose of CBD with these leaves.

The saving point here is that it doesn’t actually matter that much. The dose of this tea will be lower than most other forms of CBD, so there’s little risk of taking too much. Like most herbal teas, the effects are subtle.

I’d compare this tea to a quality chamomile tea for relaxing at the end of the day, with a flavor profile closer to a rich green sencha. Of course, with a cannabis twist thanks to the high terpene profile present in this organic hemp leaf tea.

This tea is completely caffeine-free.

Questions to Ask When Buying CBD Tea:

1. How Much CBD is in Each Tea Bag?

CBD doesn’t dissolve well in water, so it’s important that the CBD content is relatively high in CBD tea bags (we recommend teabags with at least 7 milligrams of CBD per sachet).

2. What Type of Hemp Extract is Used?

enerally speaking, full-spectrum CBD is the best option for tea; however, there are also water-soluble forms of CBD isolate that work well as a tea.

3. What Flavors Are Offered?

For best results you will need to steep the tea for longer periods of time (15 minutes). This isn’t recommended for most green or black teas because it makes the flavor bitter. Herbal teas such as mint, passionflower, or chamomile are much better for this.

4. Is it Third-Party Tested?

This is how CBD companies back up the claims about its products. If there are no third-party test results, move on to the next option.

5. What’s the True Value of the Tea? ($$$ per mg CBD)

CBD tea is a specialty item — not many companies are making this at the moment. For this reason, it’s not uncommon to find CBD teas exceptionally marked up in price. Look for products that cost less than $1.00 per milligram for the best value.

Learn how we evaluate CBD Products

What Is CBD Tea?

CBD tea is pretty much exactly what it sounds like — a drinkable form of CBD that comes in tea bags, often using popular tea bases like chamomile, peppermint, or chai, just to name a few.

If you’re looking for an easy and enjoyable way to use CBD, tea might be a good option. It’s easy to use and comes in many different flavors.

CBD is more easily absorbed when used with a fat, which is why you’ll often find CBD extracts paired with a carrier oil such as hemp seed oil or MCT coconut oil. Try adding a little bit of milk, cream, or coconut oil to increase the effectiveness of your CBD tea.

Teas are a great way for newcomers to start using CBD. If you’ve never used tinctures, vape oils, or concentrates, CBD can seem intimidating. Most of us have had tea in the past, which makes the process feel familiar. Additionally, CBD tea can be used discreetly if this is a concern for you.

If you’re a CBD veteran, teas are still a great addition to your CBD toolbelt. They taste great and are an excellent way to start your morning or wind down at the end of a long day.

Depending on your CBD requirements, you may want to use teas in addition to other CBD products. CBD tea tends to be quite a bit more expensive per mg of CBD when compared with other products, and it can be difficult to hit the higher doses with this type of CBD product.

CBD tea comes in a wide range of concentrations — they can be as low as 5 mg per cup or as high as 50 mg, sometimes even more.

How Much CBD Tea Should I Drink?

This isn’t always an easy question to answer because everyone’s CBD requirements will vary. Your CBD needs can depend on your height, weight, medical history, experience with CBD, the condition you’re trying to treat… the list goes on.

Many companies will include usage and safety information regarding its CBD products which is an excellent place to start when determining the amount of CBD tea you may need to drink to achieve the desired results.

It’ll probably take you some time before you find your personal CBD “sweet spot.” Don’t be afraid to experiment with different products and doses until you figure out what works for you. We recommend starting with the lowest dose possible and work your way up from there.

Before starting any CBD treatment plan, it’s essential that you consult your doctor. No amount of internet research can replace the advice of a medical professional.

The chart below offers some general CBD dosing advice based on your weight and desired strength. Take a look to get an estimate of how much CBD you might need in a day. You can compare this with the amount of CBD in the teabag to get an idea of how much you might need.

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When Should I Use CBD Tea?

CBD is used to support a wide range of symptoms and conditions. When you combine CBD with other herbs commonly found in tea — like chamomile, peppermint, or lemongrass — you can get even more benefits from the tea due to the additional effects of these herbs.

The hot and comforting qualities of a CBD tea makes this form of CBD an especially attractive option for alleviating nausea, stress, insomnia, and anxiety.

Tea on its own is incredibly comforting when you’re feeling nauseous or generally under the weather. CBD is especially effective at reducing the symptoms of nausea. So, next time you’re feeling ill, try using CBD tea to provide some much-needed relief. Look for CBD teas that contain ginger for the best results with nausea or upset stomachs.

If you’re having trouble getting to bed at night, CBD tea might help. CBD has been shown to help users fall asleep, and tea has been used as a sleep aid for centuries. Opt for a tea that includes either chamomile, valerian, kava, or catnip if using CBD teas to help you get to sleep — and make sure it’s caffeine-free.

A hot cup of tea is one of the best ways to unwind after a long and productive day. The CBD helps to instill a sense of calm and relaxation while the ritual of drinking hot tea takes care of the rest.

The Problem With CBD Tea

Although CBD teas are great for certain conditions such as insomnia, stress, anxiety, or nausea — they aren’t perfect.

Here’s why.

CBD is a fat-soluble product — not water-soluble.

Have you ever tried mixing fats or oil into water? The two will always separate.

Therefore, CBD and many of its other cannabinoid sisters won’t dissolve very well in water. Instead, they’ll stay trapped in the tea sachet or float to the surface of the tea. This makes dosing CBD tea unreliable because you never know exactly how much has left the tea bag and infused into the tea.

To minimize this problem, it’s recommended that you use boiling water and steep for at least 15 minutes before drinking the tea. Additionally, you should move the tea bag around the cup to help the CBD diffuse into the water.

For traditional teas like green, black, or oolong tea, this method of steeping will ruin the tea. It will become bitter and astringent (leaving a coating on the inside of your mouth). For this reason, we tend to avoid CBD-infused green or black teas, and opt for herbal teas instead — which can take the high heat and long steep times without losing the pleasant taste.

CBD tea provides a fun way to use CBD, but shouldn’t be relied on for more severe symptoms or everyday dosing of CBD. Instead, think of it as a supplementary way of getting CBD into the body on top of your regular capsule or CBD tincture/oil dosing.

On the plus side, CBD tea often comes with other herbs in the sachet to provide a greater degree of relief for specific symptoms. Chamomile CBD tea, for example, offers the sedative and relaxing qualities of both CBD and chamomile for a greater all-around benefit.

Herb NameBotanical NameUses (General)
PeppermintMentha piperita• Indigestion/bloating
• Relaxation
• Nausea
GingerZingiber officinalis• Nausea
• Indigestion
• Cold/flu
ChamomileMatricaria chamomila• Sleep support
• Stress
• Indigestion
PassionflowerPassiflora incarnata• Stress/anxiety
• Sleep support
ValerianValeriana officinalis• Sleep support
LemongrassCymbopogon citratus• Connective tissue damage
• Indigestion/bloating
LavenderLavandula officinalis• Stress/anxiety
• Sleep support
HibiscusHibiscus rosa-sinensis• Heart health
• Skin health
GinsengPanax ginseng• Heart health
• Energy levels
• Cold/flu

How Do We Evaluate CBD Products?

There are hundreds of different CBD suppliers on the market today. The industry is loosely regulated, which makes it easy for almost anyone to sell CBD products.

However, loose regulations mean that there are many companies selling low-quality products. This could mean CBD teas with much lower CBD concentrations than advertised or the presence of contaminants such as microbes, heavy metals, or pesticide residues.

This section will outline a few steps you can take to reduce the chance of giving your hard-earned cash to a sketchy CBD manufacturer.

Step 1: Assessing the Manufacturer

Before you look at a manufacturer’s products, it’s essential to evaluate the company as a whole. The company’s hemp source, ideology, manufacturing procedures, and customer service policies can tell you a lot about the final quality of its products.

A) Where Does The Company Get Its Hemp?

A company’s hemp source is one of the most important factors to consider when looking at a new CBD supplier.

Hemp does an excellent job of absorbing elements from the air and soil that it’s planted in. Hemp is often used to clean toxic and polluted soil.

What does this mean for your CBD tea?

If your CBD is made with hemp that comes from polluted air and soil, many of these contaminants will end up in your tea.

Try to find a company that uses 100% organic, non-GMO, pesticide-free industrial hemp grown in the United States. If you find a company that hits all these points regarding its hemp source, you’re off to a great start.

B) Does the Company Have Third-Party Lab Tests Available?

As we mentioned before, the CBD industry is new and mostly unregulated. As the consumer, you mostly have to trust the company’s word about the safety and quality of its products.

However, looking for third-party test results is one way you can protect yourself from shady suppliers.

Third-party labs can test for potentially dangerous chemicals and heavy metals in your CBD tea, such as mercury and lead. They can also ensure that the advertised level of CBD matches what’s inside the package.

Don’t support a company that cannot provide third-party test results.

Note: All of the products recommended above have been third-party tested by independent labs.

C) Does the Company Have a Strong Mission Statement?

A strong mission statement can be a good indicator of quality. As you search for your next CBD supplier, you’ll likely see many companies with a variation of the following:

We want to provide as many people as possible with CBD.

Of course, that’s what every company wants — to sell as many products as possible.

Instead, look for a company that is actively supporting CBD research, donating to relevant charities, and making socially responsible business decisions. 

Step 2: Assessing the Tea Itself

Once you’ve tracked down a CBD supplier that can confidently answer the questions we’ve outlined above, you’re ready to move onto its products. A company that hits all of the above points is much more likely to offer high-quality CBD tea.

Here’s How to Quickly Compare Similar CBD Products:

1. How Much Does the CBD Tea Cost? Does it Have Good Value?

When you compare products by price, it’s best to look at the cost per mg of CBD.

There are many reasons why CBD tea may be priced differently — including hemp source, extraction method, shipping costs, other ingredients, etc. — but looking at the cost per mg of CBD gives you a meaningful way to compare different products by price.

To find the cost per mg of CBD, take the total cost of the product and divide it by the total amount of CBD in the package. This way, you can see exactly how much you’re paying for the main ingredient — cannabidiol.

Keep in mind that some teas will have other ingredients added, which can change the cost when measured purely in mg of CBD. This is especially true with herbs that are more expensive — like ginseng, reishi, or cordyceps for example.

Comparing the Cost per mg of Our Top-Rated CBD Teas
Product ImageProduct NameCost per mg CBD
Brothers Apothecary — Hemp-Infused Tea$0.08
Buddhas Tea — CBD Tea$0.22
Glow Water — CBD Tea$0.22
Pure Science Lab — CBD Pomegranate Tea$0.25 – $0.33
Holistic Hemp Scotland — Luxury Hemp TeaN/A

2. How Potent Is the Tea?

Potency can determine how strong your CBD tea is. This can range from 5 mg per cup to about 50 mg per cup.

This is important to know because your needs are going to be different than those of your coworkers, friends, and family members. It’s best to match the relative dose as close as possible to your own dosage requirements.

In general, CBD tea tends to be less potent than other intake methods such as tinctures, capsules, and gummies — primarily due to issues dissolving CBD in water. A lot of the CBD you’re consuming will get left behind unless you really brew the tea as strong as possible, or opt for a higher potency CBD tea to make up for this loss.

CBD tea potency is best measured using the “CBD per teabag” metric.

Most companies will list the potency of each bag on the package. If they don’t, all you need to do is take the total mg of CBD and divide it by the number of tea bags to find the mg of CBD per bag.

Comparing the Potencies of Our Top-Rated CBD Teas
Product ImageProduct NameCBD Potency (mg/teabag)
Brothers Apothecary — Hemp-Infused Tea60 mg/teabag
Buddhas Tea — CBD Tea5 mg/teabag
Glow Water — CBD Tea25 mg/teabag
Pure Science Lab — CBD Pomegranate Tea15 mg/teabag (Tea chips)
Holistic Hemp Scotland — Luxury Hemp TeaNot Listed

3. Is the CBD Optimized for Tea?

As mentioned above, CBD isn’t very soluble in water —  it’s soluble in fat instead.

This means a lot of the CBD contained in the teabag is going to be wasted. Although you can minimize this loss by using boiling water, steeping for longer periods of time (at least 15 minutes) and adding fat like cream or milk to the tea. The best option is to use tea made with water-soluble CBD.

Water-soluble CBD is a specially made CBD extract that has been modified to dissolve into water. This ensures that as much of the CBD from the teabag as possible.

This process requires expensive equipment, which shows that the supplier is more committed to a high-quality product and not cutting costs.

Comparing the CBD Used in Our Top-Rated CBD Teas
Product ImageProduct NameCBD Solubility
Brothers Apothecary — Hemp-Infused TeasFat-soluble
Buddhas Tea — CBD TeasWater-soluble
Glow Water — CBD TeasWater-soluble
Pure Science Lab — CBD Pomegranate TeaFat-soluble
Holistic Hemp Scotland — Luxury Hemp TeaFat-Soluble (Raw Hemp)

4. What Other Ingredients Are Included in the Mix?

The last (and certainly not least) thing to consider is the ingredients used in the blend.

Most CBD teas will come as a blend of different herbs to provide unique flavors and optimize the intended uses.

Sedative blends will usually include herbs like valerian, kava, passionflower, catnip, or chamomile — while energizing blends will contain herbs like ginseng, eleuthero root, or green tea instead.

Other additions may be used purely for flavor — you can find citrus, floral, earthy, or grassy-flavored teas depending on your personal preference.

There are CBD tea blends for almost any application, so make sure to read the ingredients list before you buy.

Final Notes on Buying CBD Tea

CBD tea provides a novel way of using CBD. It’s familiar, convenient, and an excellent addition to your CBD collection — plus, it tastes great.

For those of you who suffer from anxiety, stress, nausea, or frequent sickness, CBD tea may provide the relief you’re looking for. There’s nothing better than a hot cup of tea when you’re feeling down, and CBD helps to reduce many of the usual symptoms.

However, if you’re trying to find a way to use CBD every day, you may want to consider another product. CBD tea tends to come in low potencies and is generally more expensive per mg of CBD when compared with tinctures, gummies, or capsules.

In conclusion, if you’re looking for a delicious way to relieve stress, anxiety, nausea, and sickness, CBD tea might be the right choice for you.

Top-Rated CBD-Infused Teas

NumberProductTotal CBDPotencyCost per mg CBDLink


The Brothers Apothecary CBD-Infused Tea

100 – 1440 mg

60 mg per Teabag

$0.08 – $0.15


Buddha Teas CBD Tea

90 mg

5 mg per Teabag



Glow Water CBD Tea

125 mg

25 mg per Teabag



Pure Science Lab CBD Pomegranate Tea

60 – 240 mg

15 mg per Tea Chip

$0.33 – $0.50


Holistic Hemp Scotland Organic Cannabis Sativa L. Tea

Not Listed

Not Available


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