Mary’s Brew Overview:
Mary’s Wellness has been specializing in THC and CBD infused teas since 2015 and recently featured on the TV show, Dragon’s Den, successfully gaining a business deal with one of the “Dragons”.
Mary’s Brews Pricing & Selection:
Mary’s Brews come in a variety of flavours and blends, from your typical variety of teas, as well as coffee and hot chocolates, all infused with a 10:1 THC:CBD ratio, with 60mg of THC and 6mg of CBD in each sachet. Although a low dosage, it’s nice to see some CBD included in the mix to ensure that the THC functions more efficiently, while also offering the medical benefits of CBD that THC can’t offer.
In this review I’ll be trying their Apple Cider, Chai and Ginger & Green Tea. Teas are sold in boxes of 12 individually wrapped teabags for $39.99, but luckily enough I received a flyer promoting their feature on Dragon’s Den with instructions on how to get 50% off any purchase using the coupon code, “MARYS-LIFT-50” on their website marysjava.com. Now that’s a generous coupon.
Unique to Mary’s Brew:
Mary’s Brew or Mary’s Wellness as originally known, was launched by Virginia Vidal, a caregiver and single mother of three looking to consume and offer people cannabis in a more discrete and beneficial way. After some experimentation, her process of infusing her teas become more refined, eventually infusing her teas using water soluble CBD and THC, ensuring better delivery of cannabinoids and consistent dosing.
I have always been so surprised at how widely spread I would see these teas over the last few years. I guess being a tea offers the advantage of being able to hide under the radar when it comes to illegal cannabis product like edibles. I was shocked when I one day saw that a regular cafe in downtown Toronto was offering some of her teas as part of their beverage menu! It also helps that the brand and packaging is incredibly professional, looking nothing like a typical cannabis product.
From the posters, to the boxes, to the actual individual teabags, the consist quality in design and packaging cannot go ignored. Whoever is their graphic designer has done a great job, which has really helped to boost her brand and get it out to a larger market than most edibles that only tend to appeal to the standard cannabis consumer.
Mary’s Brews Smell, Texture, Taste:
Each tea tasted just as they should, with no altering flavours from the cannabinoid infusion. The teas smelled and tasted great, comparable to any commercial grade tea in the legal market, although I would have preferred if the teas were a little bit stronger. As you’ll notice, my ginger green tea was quite light in colour despite me leaving the teabag steeping in the cup.
Mary’s Brews Effects:
As some may know, my tolerance is through the roof when it comes to edibles, so for someone like me, I’d need at least two teas to feel the kick. But for the average cannabis consumer, these doses are perfect. To be honest, given that these teas appeal to many people outside of the typical cannabis circle, such as the elderly or adults looking to try cannabis for the first time, doses like these may even be too high for them to handle. The advantage of them being teas though, is that they can be portioned or diluted to one’s unique tolerance quite easily.
Being that these are water soluble infusions, I personally found that the effects from the tea came on quite quickly within the first half hour or so, which was nice. But unlike other edibles I’ve tried, such as baked goods and candies where the effects can last a few hours, I found that the teas came and went within just an hour or two. Short and sweet.
Accessing Mary’s Brews:
Mary’s Brews can be found in several retailers and dispensaries, but anyone can visit their website directly to learn more or purchase teas from their online store at marysjava.com.