The holiday season is a special time every year. Folks travel all over the country to spend precious time with friends and family, sharing stories and laughs from the previous year. In the spirit of togetherness, Yerba is thrilled to announce a new relationship with The High Teas. You can special order several flavors for your holiday parties by calling our team directly at 510.692.1716.
The High Teas creates delicious cannabis-infused teas that ensure every holiday gathering is filled with fun and love. We had the chance to chat with the founder Monique to learn more about the history and product details of these refreshing beverages.
The High Teas found inspiration in both the Napa wine culture and the general Northern California cannabis community. The teas were a huge hit at Halloween Hempcon, where our team ran out of free samples in just a few short hours. One thing was clear at our booth: everyone enjoys these teas, from grandmothers to heavy-weight cannabis connoisseurs.
These teas create a very interesting opportunity for Californians (and their visiting relatives) who are curious about cannabis, but have no interest in smoking. The High Teas are a perfect introduction to the responsible use of cannabis, and show off a classy experience for a wider range of consumers. The servings are intentionally mellow, although more experienced cannabis users can confirm that the tea packs a serious punch, if that’s what you want.
Each bottle produced by The High Teas contains 520mg of total potential THC per bottle, however, much of that potential has not been activated yet, so the psychoactive intensity has a very low baseline. When you heat up the tea, the THCA that is present converts to the psychoactive cannabinoid THC, allowing for people to customize their potency based on their level of comfort using cannabis.
Maybe we did not stress it enough before, but these teas are exquisite in both taste and presentation. As you previously read, Yerba sold out of the teas each day at Hempcon, and we even had to part with one of our display bottles so that a gentleman could prove to his wife how incredible these teas are.
When you talk to Monique, founder of The High Teas, it does not take long to realize why her products are loved so much. It’s because she puts a whole lot of love into the creation of these quality beverages!
The cannabis that is infused into the teas is some of the finest available in California, locally sourced from areas surrounding the North Bay. The High Teas developed an in-house tincture that allows for consistent potency without any kind of overwhelming cannabis taste.
Mix that high quality tincture with high quality teas, and you have yourself a winning product. That is exactly what Monique did by collaborating with IntegriTea out in Vallejo. Together, IntegriTea and The High Teas played around with loose teas to find the perfect combinations of floral notes and citrus twists.
An important aspect of The High Teas that is reflected in their products is how deeply they care about cannabis and the community. The company takes great pride in working with small local businesses. Monique knows exactly how important it is to keep the community growing and thriving, and her business is built around a commitment to patients everywhere.
Originally developed for a sick friend, Monique saw how effective her “spiked” tea was not only in a medical sense, but also in an emotional sense. The medical aspects of the cannabis mixed with the social aspects of tea parties soon had Monique brewing batches of tea for friend gatherings, and the request kept pouring in. Eventually, it just made sense to make these teas available for everyone, which required Monique to pick some “permanent” flavors for consumers.
Permanent is in quotation marks because Monique is always making something new and exciting. Still, The High Teas offer some consistently-available flavor profiles that all rival each other in popularity. The coolest thing we got to witness at Halloween Hempcon was that even though everyone had a personal preference when comparing flavors, everyone finished their decision with “but I really like them all.”
These teas truly have something to offer everyone. Here are a few of the staple flavors available from The High Teas:
Lemon Rose: A spin on Passion Tea with hints of hibiscus, orange, rose hips, and other fun flavors that dance around in your mouth.
Peach Cobbler: Southern influence and made with real peaches, along with brown sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon.
Cranberry Vanilla: A holiday for your tastebuds made with real cranberries. Seriously.
And one of our favorite parts of these teas is the end of the bottle, when you and your friends are feeling warm and fuzzy, and have the hilariously fun challenge of removing the fruit pieces from the bottle. Yes, the fruit is medicated!
You can learn more about the many flavors available from The High Teas on their website. If you would like to special order a bottle (or three), please call Yerba dispatch at 510.692.1716. Please note that due to the refrigeration requirements, all orders must be placed before noon to be received same day.
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