This is the first of a couple of products I’ll be reviewing by CBD Britanicare over the next few weeks, but I wanted to kickstart it off with the hemp tea, as the flavours really intrigued me.
CBD Britanicare are a Croydon based British CBD brand that aims to ‘remove any negative perceptions and misconceptions the public may have of CBD’, something I can definitely relate to.
Loose Tea Or Tea Bags?
The CBD Britanicare hemp tea is delivered in a pouch, containing 15 tea bags. This is a bit of a relief, as most CBD brands offer hemp tea as a loose tea and I’m terrible at accurately measuring out the right amount.
Having it in a tea bag takes away the guesswork and allows you to know exactly how much CBD you’re dosing. If you’re not sure how much you require, make sure to have a read of my article on CBD dosage.
What Flavour Did You Get?
I was sent two flavours, which were nettle & peppermint tea and elderberry, rosehip & hibiscus tea. Elderberry is the most present ingredient, at 45%, which is noticeable in the taste.
Elderberry has plenty of antioxidants, helping to fight off free radicals in the body. It’s also a popular evening tea option for those looking to ease stress.
Rosehip is a rich source of Vitamin C, while it can also help to support your immune system. The final ingredient hibiscus can help to fight bacteria and is equally packed to the brim with antioxidants.
Nettle has been used throughout history to treat sore muscles and aches, reducing inflammation and helping you to handle chronic pain.
Peppermint is a great digestive aid, while it can also help to relieve headaches and migraines. You may also find your sleep patterns improve after taking peppermint tea, while it has been shown to boost energy levels.
How Much CBD Did They Contain?
Each tea bag contains 15mg of CBD, while there are 15 in a pack, so a pouch contains 150mg of CBD. I tend to have 40mg of CBD in a day, however I have much more than the average, partly due to my consistent exposure meaning I have a higher tolerance level.
You may find one bag per day in the evening is the ideal amount for you, however for the testing period I tried 2 cups of tea, one after finishing work and another 1.5 hours before going to bed. Unsurprisingly, I was drifting off with ease as night came along.
How Do You Have The Tea?
Whether you add a dash of milk or not is up to you, but you do need that fatty source to increase the absorption rate. This is why CBD oil often comes with MCT oil or hemp seed oil, as a carrier oil to increase the bioavailability.
Considering how fruity they tasted, I opted not to have milk in them and instead had a quick drink of milk as soon as I finished the tea. I also used to have MCT oil and drink a shot’s worth every time I had hemp tea, which could be worth investing in.
Make sure to steep the tea for 4-5 minutes in hot water before removing the bag. Longer you leave it in, stronger it will taste, but generally the greater quantity of ingredients should be present in the tea (something I learned from green tea, where the longer you steep, greater the chance of getting a higher amount of antioxidants).
Where Can I Buy This From?
You can order the CBD Britanicare Hemp Tea from their website for £5.99 per pouch, coming in 6 different flavours. Which ever option you pick, they contain the same amount of CBD, the differentiator is purely on the flavour you’d prefer.