CBD Tea: A sight for Sore Eyes

Laguna, Mulhacen, Sierra Nevada

a little bike ride

At the weekend I did a bike ride with my friends. I knew it would be intense; starting at 2500m, rising to 3200m and passing by the two highest mountains on mainland Spain; it was never going to be a walk in the park.

I have a beautiful bike, top of the Specialized range in the 90s, it’s old, but still better than many of its modern counterparts. Yet like a sporty Chelsea Wagon -those unfortunate 4x4s that never get to venture outside the central London – it had never actually been in the mountains.

Now was its moment….

the sierra nevada mountains

The route was challenging on many levels, the initial climb up the mountain got tougher as the air thinned. The mountain pass between Veleta and Mulhacen was relatively wide but strewn with rocks and with an impressive drop down the side. The downhill stretches were fast and furious and tough on the arms. We slept under the stars cos the refuge was locked and the wine, whisky and noodles we ate there were some of the finest I have ever tasted in my life.

professional kit

I didn’t really know what to take on the ride, I borrowed panniers for my kit and had sunscreen and gloves but it didn’t occur to me that eye protection would be important so I spent the first day cheerfully squinting in the sun, never thinking to put on the £10 sunglasses i had in my bag.

a niggling pain

I don’t know at what point my eyes started to hurt, sometime on the second day. I put in some eye drops, on went the sunglasses and i concentrated on getting down the track. By the time we reached our final destination my eyes were so red raw and swollen i could barely see out of them. I took out my contact lenses and drank my beer – What a beer!! – and hoped for the best.

the long journey home

The final leg of the day was tough. I had to go back up the mountains where i’d left my van, then drive back down to the village to pick up my companions and their bikes. My eyes were agony, in the dark of the mountains it was okay, but the approach of headlights was dazzling and the bright lights of the city were agony. We reached home, said our goodbyes and i showered and crawled into bed.

The next morning i gingerly opened my eyes.. kind of… My eyelids were swollen up and the whites of my eyes red and veiny. I looked like i’d been beaten up.

best CBD for sore eyes?

I sat and considered my options. As you’d imagine for somebody in the industry, i have a cabinet full of CBD. Creams and oils and balms, flower buds and …tea? I thought of the classic hungover eye cure of teabags on the eyes. Maybe that would work?

I made myself a huge pot of bud tea to help soothe my aching muscles, soaked two cotton wool pads in it, waited til it had cooled, then sat for 20 minutes with the pads on my eyes.

The results were nothing short of miraculous. Twenty minutes later the whites of my eyes were just that – white – and the swelling in my eyelids had completely gone.

does cannabis have healing properties?

Now i’m not saying that CBD tea cures anything. Hell, i’m not allowed to say that. But, should you find yourself in my position, with sore swollen up eyes, make yourself a nice pot of bud tea, put it on your eyes, and whilst you wait for it to do its stuff, ponder for a minute – or twenty – on the amazing healing power of Cannabis Sativa, plant of the gods.

Finola CBD Flower Bud Tea
Finola CBD Flower Bud Tea

Free Finola Hemp Tea!

We’re celebrating harvest time by giving away a 10g sachet of Mediweed Finola Hemp Tea with all orders.

FInola Premium Tea
Finola Premium Tea

Yes, you heard that right. Free CBD Tea!! Made from top quality hand-picked Finola hemp, grown in th Czech Republic. Our tea is famed for its soothing, pain and stress-relieving effects; one cup of this will ease you into the day and soothe your aches and pains away.

But what’s the catch?

Well, it’s harvest time, and that means that most of the Mediweed team are out in the fields picking. We will try to minimise disruption to deliveries, but if you find your delivery is taking slightly longer than you hoped, please be patient and bare with us. It’s worth the wait!

*Offer applies to all Mediweed orders taken from 26th August – 15th September. Free gift will be 10g Finola Hemp Tea. This may be sent separately to your order*

It’s HARVEST TIME!!

Here on our European farm our crop of fantastic FINOLA is ripe and ready for the picking.

 mediweed finola harvest huge bud
Queen of Queens

After months of loving care, the ladies are finally ready and our team have moved in and started the painstaking process of hand picking.

Traditional Harvesting Methods

Hemp can be harvested in several different ways. Many growers use industrial farming methods, machine chopping the hemp using combine harvestors which sort the stems, heads and seeds mechanically.

Here at Mediweed we feel that our plants are more precious than that, which is why we hand pick our crop, carefully cutting each plant at precisely the right moment, when the tricombes are mature and at peak strength. This ensures that the flower heads are perfectly intact and avoids rough handling.

Premium CBD Flowers and Entourage Creams

The plants are then carefully trimmed, dried and cured in our special drying facilities. They will then be sorted into Premium Grade Buds, High Grade Buds and Standard Grade (unsorted) buds (ideal for extraction purposes)

After which the careful process of producing our Full Spectrum Entourage products, such as our Entourage CBD Atomisers, drops and CBD lip balm begins.

Free Gift with all orders

This is a very labour intensive process and means that for the next few weeks our Mediweed office will be manned by just a skeleton crew. As a consequence, orders may take a little longer to process, but as a thank you for your patience and understanding, we’ll be adding a FREE GIFT sachet of Mediweed Finola Hemp Tea to all orders made during the next month. What better way to relax than with a nice cuppa!

New CBD Products coming soon

Once the harvest is home and dried, we can return to our passion – creating the entourage cremes, salves and oils that you love so much. Look out for fantastic new products coming in September.

More details to follow soon!