Right--THC is fat soluble, but i'm not entirely sure water does not work...lol.
Have you ever heard of people extracting thc from street buds prior to selling them? It's old school trickery but I've heard and read about buds simply being "washed" of their THC crystals. The stems I have, are pretty knarly looking..more crystals than some peoples sacks i'm sure..sadly
So here it is based on my experiences--
It seems to work for me but than again I add a table spoon or so of pure cane sugar to sweeten the caucasian, something I never really eat aside from these occasions so that may contribute to my head change and placebo interpretation of being stoned.
I am no expert..but the first time I partook of this Tea I ended up at the china buffet awfully "THC hungry".
I will try boiling them in milk for a while next time-- will have to pick up a pint of high fat(typically drink soy lol)... see if I can't produce a better, or even real high lol.
Infact, come to think of it I still haven't removed the stems from the last batch if they aren't molded yet---and water doesn't remove the THC like the majority consensus says I should be able to utilize the THC this afternoon.