Started by two real-life brothers, Shane and Jesse Richardson, The Brothers Apothecary became Portland’s first CBD tea company in 2015.
The company emerged when the brothers — who
share a background in natural wellness and love for cannabis — found a
lack of minimally processed, wholesome CBD products on the market amongst the
vape pens, gummies, and dab concentrates.
The Brothers Apothecary produces truly unique products on the market — instead of incorporating CBD extracts, it uses minimally processed, full-spectrum hemp flower in most formulations.
In its 4 years in business, the brand has
expanded from teas to honey, herbal capsules, smokable blends, and essential
oil blends — all of which are hand-crafted and made locally in Portland.
The Brothers Apothecary’s focus is to use hemp the way it has been used for centuries — as a herb. Instead of extracting single compounds from the plant for strong extracts, the brothers incorporate whole hemp flowers to most of its formulations for a more natural application of hemp.
Based on the product formulations, it’s evident
the brand understands the herbal applications of hemp and is committed to
sharing that knowledge on its website with blog articles and social media
The Brothers Apothecary uses organically grown industrial hemp from Oregon, and the third-party lab results verify the hemp is indeed free from pesticides and other harmful contaminants.
Products Offered by The Brothers Apothecary
In 2015, The Brothers Apothecary started with Hemp-Derived CBD-Infused Teas and has expanded its product line-up to include CBD-Infused Honey, Herbal Capsules, CBD Essential Oil Blends, and Hemp CBD Smoking Blends.
Let’s get into the products with more detail.
1. CBD Teas
Hemp teas are popular as a herbal, non-caffeinated tea to unwind and relax a the end of a long day. These teas aren’t going to offer a high dose of CBD, but they’re perfect for people looking for the subtle relaxing effects of the hemp plant.
Some CBD teas are made by infusing a CBD isolate with other herbs — but not this brand. All of these teas use raw hemp leaf as the base, along with a variety of other herbal blends to support specific effects.
Brothers Apothecary Hemp-Derived CBD Infused Teas
The Brothers Apothecary CBD-Infused Tea 3 Tea Bags
100 – 1440 mg
Cost per mg CBD:
$0.08 – $0.15
THC Content :
The CBD teas are the cornerstone of The
The loose-leaf teas contain 3 tea sachets with approximately 60 mg of CBD per sachet, while the powdered teas (Mighty Matcha and Golden Milk Turmeric) contain 100 mg and 200 mg per package, respectively.
It includes 8 flavors of loose leaf tea and two powdered teas, each formulated with complementary medicinal herbs to address specific concerns from insomnia to upset stomach, anxiety, and fatigue.
These teas are available in ten different flavors:
- Mighty Matcha Tea
- Golden Dream
- Mellow Mint
- Chai Awakening
- Mystic Kava
- Buddhas Berry
- Oolong Passion
- Cosmic Cleanse
2. CBD Capsules
CBD capsules offer a simple, and effective way of using hemp extracts. They’re standardized to a specific dose and are a better option when using CBD products on the go compared to an oil.
Brothers Apothecary CBD Capsules
$15.00 – $49.99
Brothers Apothecary CBD Sleep Aid Capsules 21 – 84 Capsules
168 – 672 mg
Cost per mg CBD:
$0.07 – $0.09
The Brothers Apothecary offers 6 unique herbal capsule formulations starring hemp-derived CBD.
Each capsule formulation addresses different health concerns and includes complimentary medicinal herbs along with coconut milk powder as a plant-based lipid the cannabinoids bind to for increased bioavailability.
The Brother’s Apothecary has six individual capsule formulas available:
- Immunity Support — High CBD Hemp, Turmeric, Black Pepper
- Sleep Aid — High CBD Hemp, Valerian Root, Chamomile, Skull Cap
- Super Greens — High CBD Hemp, Spirulina, Chlorella, Wheatgrass,
- Digest Well — High CBD Hemp, Licorice Root, Ginger Root, Peppermint, Fennel
- Mental Clarity — High CBD Hemp, Ginkgo Leaf, Ashwagandha, Shatavari, Rhodiola
- Cleanse — High CBD Hemp, Wild Chaga, Dandelion Root, Activated Charcoal
3. Hemp Flower
Hemp flower is the rawest form of CBD you can get. After the hemp flowers are harvested, they’re dried and carefully cured to preserve the active cannabinoids and terpenes contained inside. To use hemp flowers, you roll them up in a cigarette, add them to a dry herb vaporizer, or use them as the starting point to make your own CBD oils or tinctures.
Brothers Apothecary Hemp CBD Smoking Blends
The Brother’s Apothecary Hemp CBD Smoking Blend 6 grams
This is The Brothers Apothecary’s most unique product offering. These herbal smoking blends are tobacco and marijuana-free.
In going back to traditional uses of medicinal
herbs, The Brothers introduced its own blends of smokable herbs using only
Oregon grown hemp and several synergistic botanicals.
Each package contains 6 g of herbs — 4 of which
is premium CBD flower.
According to the label, there is approximately 17.27% CBD in the 4 grams of hemp — this percentage makes sense for this format of CBD. It’s difficult to get an exact mg of CBD for natural hemp flower products as every batch may vary.
To get a rough idea of the mg per container so
that we can compare prices across other brands, we’ve done some math:
[4000 mg hemp] x [0.1727] = 690 mg
These smoking blends come in four different formulas:
- Sacred — Hemp CBD Flower, Mullein, Marshmallow Root, Lemon Balm, Tulsi, Rose, Wild Dagga
- Relax — Hemp CBD Flower, Mullein, Mugwort, Calea, Wild Dagga
- Peace — Hemp CBD Flower, Mullein, Lavender, Rose, Blue Lotus, Spearmint, Wild Dagga
- Center — Hemp CBD Flower, Mullein, Pink Lotus, Wild Lettuce, Wild Dagga
4. CBD Topicals
Topical CBD products are the best option for managing chronic joint conditions, skin disorders, or any condition involving the connective tissue and skin.
A) Brothers Apothecary CBD Essential Oil Rollers
The Brothers Apothecary carries 6 CBD Essential Oil Roller blends and categorizes them under “skincare” under its website.
We wouldn’t call these rollers skincare, as
these products aren’t formulated to enhance the appearance and condition of the
These roll-ons combine a CBD isolate with oils. They can be applied to the forehead, neck, and pulse points to gain the aromatherapy benefits. The Pain Away Oil can be applied to areas that may require some mild muscle pain relief.
These essential oil rollers come in five different formulas:
- Pain Away — Copaiba, Marjoram, Sweet Basil, Frankincense, and Arnica
- Love — Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang, Vanilla, Cinnamon, Jasmine
- Focus — Tangerine, Ginger, Clove
- Insight — Clary Sage, Ylang-Ylang, White Fir, Blue Tansy, Frankincense, Jasmine, Juniper
- Restful — Lavender, Marjoram, Chamomile, Bergamot, Ylang-Ylang, Valerian
B) Brothers Apothecary CBD Buzz Balm
The Brothers Apothecary has a lip and under-eye
balm made with CBD infused coconut oil, shea butter, and sustainable beeswax.
Each tube contains 5-10 mg of CBD. This is an approximation because the recipe doesn’t use an extract.
CBD infused coconut oil is created by infusing hemp flowers in coconut oil, similar to how you can get herb-infused oils for cooking.
In terms of medicinal benefits from this topical, you won’t get much — however, The Brothers Apothecary doesn’t claim this product to help with aches or pains. The recipe itself makes for a lovely moisturizing and skin protecting balm.
5. CBD Edibles
There are many different types of CBD edibles to choose from. You can get CBD-infused honey, CBD gummy candies, cooking oils, and much more. These products are more expensive on average than a simple CBD oil or capsule but offer a much more enjoyable way of using CBD. CBD edibles also make for excellent gifts.
Brothers Apothecary CBD Honey
Is there a more complimentary sweetener than CBD honey for your CBD-infused teas?
This is a fairly unique product offering. What makes its CBD honey unique is that it’s hand-made using rosin.
As opposed to most extracts seen on the market that use CO2 extraction or other solvents, rosin is made by pressing cannabis flower between two hot surfaces with high pressure to extract the resinous sap from the bud.
Rosins maintain most of the cannabinoids and terpenes — which holds the majority of flavor and aroma — blended with raw wildflower honey.
It’s available in 2 oz and 4 oz jars, honey
sticks (3-pack and 5-pack), and flavored honey (3-pack and 5-pack).
6. CBD Oils & Tinctures
All CBD companies have a CBD oil option. They’re a staple in the CBD industry for their relatively low cost, high potency, long shelf life, and ease of use.
Brothers Apothecary CBD Tincture
The Brothers Apothecary has one tincture
offering called Dragons Lair made with 500 mg full-spectrum hemp extract.
Dragons Lair is a simple formula of CBD and MCT
coconut oil marketed to help customers get a better night’s sleep.