Introducing Our New High CBD Chai Chocolate for Calm and Focus
Posted: May 12th, 2020
If you’re looking for a balanced chocolate edible that won’t get you high, meet Garden Society’s Milk Chocolate with Chai, our newest botanical confection. Made with fair trade chocolate, relaxing chai spices like cinnamon and cardamom, and full spectrum, sungrown cannabis from Mendocino County, they’re a balanced premium chocolate edible that will leave you relaxed and fully functional. With 10mg of CBD and a touch of THC per chocolate, you can easily microdose your way to a more relaxed frame of mind.
Why Chai with Cannabis?
Both chai and cannabis have been important parts of cultures and traditions for the last 5,000 years. While cannabis is widely known for its medicinal properties, chai was first formulated for the same purpose. Legend tells of an Indian king looking to concoct an Ayurvedic medicinal beverage with spices designed to stimulate digestion (ginger), relieve pain (clove), elevate mood (cardamom), improve circulation (cinnamon), and freshen breath (star anise). While the addition of tea, milk, and sugar to chai became de rigeur by the mid 19th century Garden Society has elevated these properties and flavors into the 21st century with our new Milk Chocolates with Chai. Enjoy our modern twist on these historic classics as we introduce CBD into this sweet, spicy, and chocolaty mix.
New to Cannabis CBD? Here’s the Skinny.
CBD, or cannabidiol, has been cropping up in everything these days; from shampoo to kombucha and dog treats, and with millions of fans and new legality nationwide, it’s availability and relaxation benefits are legendary. However, not all CBD products have the same effects. Have you ever wondered what the term ‘full spectrum’ meant, or why some CBD brands advertise THC-free products?
So, what’s all the hype about “full spectrum”?
There are over 113 different known cannabinoids found within the cannabis plant, and full spectrum products contain a natural range of compounds, while an isolate contains only one. Can you taste a rainbow? If you imagine this spectrum from a flavor perspective, it’s the difference between enjoying a cinnamon chocolate and a chai chocolate. While cinnamon is one key flavor in chai, it’s all of the other spices working in harmony that give chai its complexity and Ayurvedic properties. While CBD and THC can be isolated and used individually, it’s been shown that CBD and other cannabinoids are absorbed by the body more efficiently and function better when combined with a bit of THC as nature intended. This natural harmony of cannabinoids is called the “entourage effect” and we believe it’s an essential component of our products.
Balancing the benefits of CBD and THC for a Sweet Spot
The more THC a product contains, the greater the “high” (or psychoactive effect) it produces. However, the psychological effects of THC can be reduced as the ratio of CBD rises. Studies have shown that CBD competes with the same neural pathways as THC and therefore acts as a buffer to reduce its psychological effects. THC also plays an important role in CBD absorption, which makes the 10:1 ratio of CBD to THC in our Chai Milk Chocolates perfect for delivering a calming non-psychoactive dose of CBD, without the high associated with THC. Elevate your mood while keeping your cognition grounded with each harmonious bite.