Bay Area Cannasseur: Infused herb adds new meaning to tea time

Served by itself hot or cold — or on the rocks mixed with juices or carbonated beverages — cannabis-infused herbal tea is the latest incarnation of northern California’s favorite herb.

You won’t find it in restaurants or bars (it’s still illegal), but dozens of dispensaries and delivery services in the Bay Area are selling Kikoko Teas, a locally manufactured product that has been several years in the making.

According to company co-founder Amanda Jones, Kikoko is the only brand of cannabis-infused dried teas legally for sale in California. Other competitors include pre-mixed bottled or canned beverages.

Jones, who lives on the Peninsula, and her business partner, Jennifer Chapin, from Marin County, are straight allies who got the idea for the product when a mutual friend,

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