Hemp – beverages
When we think hemp do we think drinks?
In India they call cannabis Bhang and during the Hindu festival of Holi (festival of colours) and Shivratri, it is a tradition to drink bhang-lassi (milk shake with bhang in it). Mind you, marijuana is illegal in India and you will be booked if you are caught consuming it. But since it is culturally intertwined, the law is not strictly enforced; the only legal place is at some of the government approved Bhang shops in the holy city of Varansi.
Tea is an ancient drink originating from Asia. Traditionally it is prepared with tea leaves, however, steeped hemp leaves can do the job just as well. Hemp tea has a greenish color, it is made from the finest flowers and trim from hemp plants are rich in antioxidants and cannabidiol (CBD). CBD or cannabidiol is one of the most prevalent cannabinoids found in the trichomes of the female cannabis plant and hemp. It is non-psychoactive, non-toxic and doesn’t have side effects. Because CBD is not water soluble, it’s recommended to drink hemp tea with a dash of fat such as milk. Coconut oil, ghee or a small piece of regular butter will work too.
One 250ml Protein Shot of Hemp Milk contains around 48% of your daily Calcium requirements! Rich in Omega-3 and Omega-6, fatty acids and essential minerals; Hemp Milk also decreases bad LDL Cholesterol in the body and also decreases the risk of heart disease. Hemp, One of the original super foods! Australian hemp milk was unavailable at time of writing…easy to make your own.
Made with hemp seed oil imported from Canada. These essential fatty acids bursting with Omega-3’s provide heart health and anti-inflammatory benefits. The oil is then processed to make it water soluble, which is mixed with water and flavours. Hemp2o is also fortified with B Vitamins and Vitamin C. It contains 100% of the RDA of B3, B6 and B12.
Totally toasted – Brewed with toasted hemp seeds that add a unique, herb-accented flavour. The American hops create a perfect balance to the darker malts in this brew.
This handcrafted and delicately smoked gin is made using locally grown organic hemp hearts. The smoking process adds a level of complexity and when blended with carefully selected botanicals, creates a truly contemporary style of Gin.