In my ongoing search for all things cozy, I stumbled across NOIREBUD: a Brooklyn-based company founded by Carolyn Gray in 2018. NOIREBUD is a black female-owned CBD wellness line that carries everything from recovery salves, to hard candies, to hemp-infused teas. And on top of that, 10 percent of all sales go to nationwide Black Lives Matter initiatives. What’s not to love?

My first NOIREBUD purchase was their the G-Mint herbal tea ($25), which has 25mg of CBD per pack.

The strong herbal aroma is the first thing I noticed upon opening this tea; but on the palette, it’s perfectly balanced with classic green tea and mint flavors.

After a few minutes of steeping just one tea sachet, I was surprised at how pale the color was, so I added another for a stronger tea and an extra dose of calm. It was the perfect drink to cozy up with before bed.

Naturally, I couldn’t help myself from turning this into a cozy cocktail. Here’s my recipe:


Grapefruit & Mint Collins

  • 2oz gin
  • 1.5oz SipCozy
  • 1.5oz NOIREBUD G-Mint Tea
  • 1.5oz fresh grapefruit juice
  • 1/2oz simple syrup (optional)
  • Sprig of fresh mint
  • Squeeze of lime juice

Shake all ingredients and strain into a collins glass,
top with club soda and garnish with mint. Enjoy!

NOIREBUD offers additional tea flavors like Lavender Vanilla, Rosecamo and Strawberry Immunity, along with their CBD Hard Candies and other great wellness products that, as they eloquently put it, “assist all in enhancing what our bodies naturally do to live omnipotent lives. Ethically, Lovingly, and Botanically.”

Xo, Team SipCozy