Top 10 Best CBD Tea | July 2020 | CBDnerds

Paul James
Authored: Jul 11, 2020
Updated: Jul 22, 2020
Best CBD Tea

CBD Teas | Best of 2020

As the cannabidiol (CBD) market continues to expand, CBD tea (sometimes referred to as "hemp tea") has cultivated in popularity. People are waking up to the fact that CBD is a great cognitive boost. Often mixed with caffeine, the cannabinoid holds the potential to push you through that morning grind with a bit more ease.

 

We invite you along as we take a deeper look into some of the best CBD teas currently on the market. Our list is meant to provide you with a variety of options in terms of flavor, spectrum, and strength. Whether you're looking for non-THC and non-caffeinated chamomile blend or a well-caffeinated, full-spectrum fruit, we guarantee there's something on here for everyone!

 

Top Ranking CBD Teas

1.) The Brother's Apothecary CBD-Infused Tea

Rating 5 / 5

Extract Type: Full-spectrum

Total CBD Range: 180mg

Potency Range: 60mg per tea bag

Price Range: $5.50 - $90.00

Value ($/mg): $0.09 per mg

THC Content: <0.3%

Lab Report: See Here

Flavor Variations: 11

Potency Variations: 1

 

The Brothers Apothecary Pros:

  • Wide variety of flavors and options for different ailments
  • Each tea bag is very potent - containing 60mg of all-natural hemp
  • Best pricing (per mg)

 

The Brothers Apothecary Cons:

  • All products are full-spectrum, no variety of broad-spectrum or isolates
  • All products come in 60mg of hemp extract which may be too potent for some people

 

The Brothers Apothecary is one of the top manufacturers when it comes to CBD tea. Not only do they provide a rich variety of flavors, but each of these is blended with unique ingredients - offering a variety of experiences.

 

For example, if you’re looking for a tea that will disinfect the body, you’ll probably be interested in their “Mellow Mint” blend. By using all-organic ingredients of Pacific Northwest Spearmint, Coconut, Tapioca Maltodextrin, and Acacia Fiber, every sip of this CBD tea can help to soothe the stomach and rejuvenate the senses.

 

However, if you’re looking for something that can ease stress and boost the mind, you may be more interested in the Brothers Apothecary’s “Chai Awakening.” Each sip is carefully crafted using ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, clove, and nutmeg to provide you with, “a deep, earthy, warm, and tantalizing exotic chai.”

 

All of the Brothers Apothecary’s teas are hand-made and use 100% vegan ingredients. All their hemp is organically grown in the United States and each of their teas is tested in a third-party laboratory.

The Brothers Apothecary Golden Dream Hemp CBD Tea

 

2.) Pure Science Lab CBD Pomegranate Tea

Rating 5 / 5

Extract Type: Full-spectrum

Total CBD Range: 60 - 240mg

Potency Range: 15mg per tea chip

Price Range: $14.95 - $39.95

Value ($/mg): $0.33 - $0.50 per mg

THC Content: 0.001%

Lab Report: See Here

Flavor Variations: 1

Potency Variations2

 

Pure Science Lab Pros:

  • All-natural, gluten-free ingredients that use no preservatives
  • Can be purchased in a 5-piece or 20-piece
  • Made using 100% organic hemp grown in the United States

 

Pure Science Lab Cons

  • Only available in 1 flavor
  • More expensive compared to others on this list

 

Pure Science Labs CBD pomegranate tea chips are simple in design. They only use 100% natural aged-dried pomegranate skins, hemp oil extract, and manuka honey. Yet, even with such simplicity, they still provide you with a high-quality dose of full-spectrum CBD.

 

This is partly due to the fact that each tea chip contains 15mg of CBD. While this isn’t a large amount by any means, we find it to be the perfect dosage for a morning wake-up. Not too much to make you tired, but just enough to get your day going on the right track.

 

It’s worth noting that Pure Science Labs is also extremely dedicated to its customers. They keep a close eye on their processing from seed to sale and make sure all their products are developed with the highest quality.

Pure Science Lab CBD Promegranate Tea Chip

 

3.) CBD American Shaman CBD Sparkling Tea

Rating 5 / 5

Extract Type: Nano Full-spectrum

Total CBD Range: 40mg

Potency Range: 10mg per serving

Price Range: $12.99

Value ($/mg): $0.37 per mg

THC Content: Not mentioned

Lab Report: See Here

Flavor Variations: 4

Potency Variations: 1

 

CBD American Shaman Pros:

  • A variety of flavors already comes made in a 4-pack
  • Offers sparkling tea instead of regular tea
  • Uses nano hemp extract
     

CBD American Shaman Cons:

  • Only offers sparkling tea
  • A bit more expensive compared to others on this list

 

Unlike other tea products mentioned on this list, American Shaman offers a sparkling CBD tea. Sparkling beverages are great for those who struggle with digestive issues. Not to mention, American Shaman’s teas come in a variety of blends to help with different ailments. One of their most popular is Raspberry Pear which uses hibiscus. If you’re interested in trying all their flavors, they offer a four-pack variety for $14.99.

 

Since these teas are pre-made, they’re great for on-the-go CBD consumption. Of course, they aren’t the most discreet as the term “CBD” is clearly labeled on each can. So, if that’s a concern for you, you may want to avoid this product. These products also don’t contain caffeine which makes them beneficial for those who are just trying to relax after a long day.

CBD American Shaman Sparkling CBD Tea

 

4.) Buddha Teas CBD Teas

Rating 4.5 / 5

Extract Type: Broad-spectrum

Total CBD Range: 90mg

Potency Range: 5mg per tea bag

Price Range: $29.99 - $99.60

Value ($/mg): $0.22 per mg

THC Content: 0.0%

Lab Report: See Here

Flavor Variations: 6

Potency Variations: 1

 

Buddha Teas Pros:

  • 6 unique flavors for a variety of different ailments
  • Offers all flavors in one bundle
  • Each flavor comes in a variety of packs - the larger the pack, the more you save per tea bag

 

Buddha Teas Cons:

  • Low dosage of CBD per tea bag

 

Buddha Teas has made a name for itself with its broad-spectrum CBD blended tea varieties. Broad-spectrum CBD means it contains all of hemp’s beneficial cannabinoids with the exception of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). This makes Buddha Teas a great option for those who worry about failing a drug test or simply don’t want to risk ANY psychoactivity.

 

Each of Buddha Teas’ blends is made to support different ailments. For example, their CBD Chamomile Blend is a great way to help ease stress at the beginning of a busy workday. Whereas, their CBD Mushroom Defense blend provides you with great anti-inflammatory and nutrient-dense properties.

 

Buddha Teas CBD tea bags come in boxes of 18 with each bag containing 5mg of CBD. This is the only downside to Buddha Teas - while their blends provide you with a variety of high-quality all-natural ingredients, there’s a lack of potency concerning the CBD. For this reason, we suggest this brand only to newcomers or those who prefer a lower dosage.

Buddha Teas CBD Chamomile Blend

 

5.) Kickback Coldbrew Hemp-Infused Tea

Rating 4.5 / 5

Extract Type: Nano Broad-spectrum

Total CBD Range: 130mg

Potency Range: 3mg per cup

Price Range: $30.00 - $99.00

Value ($/mg): $0.23 per mg

THC Content: 0.0%

Lab Report: See Here

Flavor Variations: 2

Potency Variations: 1

 

Kickback Coldbrew Pros:

  • Free shipping on orders over $35
  • Comes in 3 pack to help you save on a per mg basis
  • Uses a nano CBD extract which allows cannabidiol to stay in your body longer

 

Kickback Coldbrew Cons:

  • Provides little information on the source of CBD and manufacturing process

 

Coming in either Ginger Peach Tea or Matcha Tea, Kickback Coldbrew has developed a CBD tea that definitely stands out among the competition. One of the reasons is they use a nano hemp extract. This differs from other extracts as nano CBD allows the “molecule package” to slowly release within the body. This is because nano extraction keeps the molecule structure of CBD sturdier than other extraction types.

 

Kickback Coldbrew is, admittedly, one of the leading CBD brands when it comes to making top-quality CBD drinks. While they specialize in CBD lemonades, their CBD coffee and tea have been catching a lot of attention. According to reviews on their website, this tea is delicious and has helped with anxiety.

Kickback Cold Brew Hemp-Infused Tea Ginger Peach

 

6.) CBD Living Loose Leaf CBD Tea

Rating 4 / 5

Extract Type: Nano Broad-spectrum

Total CBD Range: 250mg

Potency Range: 12.5mg per serving

Price Range: $30.00

Value ($/mg): $0.12 per mg

THC Content: 0.0%

Lab Report: See Here

Flavor Variations: 6

Potency Variations: 1

 

CBD Living Pros:

  • Comes in a variety of 6 flavors for different ailments
  • Offered at a very valuable price
  • Can be brewed in hot or cold tea

 

CBD Living Cons:

  • Fairly low dosage
  • May need to purchase specific utensils in order to use product

 

CBD Living offers a unique set of CBD tea blends from Matcha to Mango Herbal. Each of these blends uses a variety of all-natural ingredients, each of which can help with specific ailments. For this reason, we definitely suggest you look into these ingredients and how they may be able to help you.

 

The biggest downside to CBD Living’s teas is the fact that you’ll need to purchase extra utensils, such as a tea infuser ball or bottle if you don’t already have them. Fortunately, CBD Living offers these necessities alongside their CBD tea for an affordable price.

CBD Living Loose Leaf CBD Matcha Tea

 

7.) Green Roads CBD Tea

Rating 4 / 5

Extract Type: Broad-spectrum

Total CBD Range: 7mg

Potency Range: 7mg per tea bag

Price Range: $2.99

Value ($/mg): $0.42 per mg

THC Content: 0.0%

Lab Report: See Here

Flavor Variations: 1

Potency Variations: 1

 

Green Roads Pros:

  • High-quality CBD tea made from all-natural ingredients
  • Gluten-free, vegan-friendly, cruelty-free, no artificial coloring or flavors
  • Highly reputable CBD brand

 

Green Roads Cons:

  • Can only be purchased in single-packets
  • Only available in 1 flavor
  • Low CBD dosage

 

While Green Roads’ CBD tea only comes in one blend, we have to tip our hats to the uniqueness of this tea. Crafted using chamomile, vanilla, peppermint, and other herbs, this tea is meant to help you unwind. Particularly, after a long day when you’re looking to get a good night’s sleep.

 

Each tea bag is blended using only all-natural ingredients to provide you with one of the highest-quality CBD teas currently on the market. And the majority of people who’ve tried this tea agree. In fact, Green Roads CBD tea is the most reviewed product on this list.

 

The only downside to this CBD tea is the fact that it only contains 7mg of CBD. While this is a good starting point for beginners, people who’ve been taking CBD for a while - particularly, those who’ve developed a tolerance - will probably be unsatisfied with the low dosage.

Green Roads CBD Tea Chamomile

 

8.) Happy Tea CBD Tea

Rating 4 / 5

Extract Type: Broad-spectrum

Total CBD Range: 140mg

Potency Range: 10mg per stick pack

Price Range: $24.97

Value ($/mg): $0.17 per mg

THC Content: 0.0%

Lab Report: See Here

Flavor Variations: 2

Potency Variations: 1

 

Happy Tea Pros:

  • Easy-to-make
  • Gluten free and vegan friendly

 

Happy Tea Cons:

  • Flavors aren’t crafted to help with ailments

 

Our final CBD brand on this list, Happy Tea, offers CBD tea in what may be the easiest way to make. Each purchase comes with 14 stick packs that contain the tea in powder form. Simply add it to water, mix it well, and you’re ready to go!

 

These stick backs come in two flavors - a Mixed Berry and Lemon Zen blend. While CBD in and of itself holds the potential to treat a variety of ailments, it should be noted that these teas are not crafted for such use. Rather, their use of all-natural ingredients is meant to provide you with unique and interesting flavors.

Happy Tea CBD Tea Mixed Berry

 

9.) The Tea Can Company HEMPtea

Rating 3.5 / 5

Extract Type: CBD Isolate

Total CBD Range: 72mg - 244mg

Potency Range: 3.5mg - 14mg per serving

Price Range: $44.99 - $54.99

Value ($/mg): $0.28 per mg

THC Content: 0.0%

Lab Report: None

Flavor Variations: 5

Potency Variations2

 

The Tea Can Company Pros:

  • Five different flavors that come in two strengths - each designed to help with a variety of ailments
  • Uses pharmaceutical-grade pure cannabidiol (CBD)
  • Made with a variety of all-natural ingredients

 

The Tea Can Company Cons:

  • No lab reports available
  • Solely contains CBD and none of hemp’s other beneficial cannabinoids

 

The Tea Can Company offers one of the most unique sets of blends on our list. Each blend comes in a can containing 16 to 32 doses of CBD tea. These blends use CBD isolate which means you're getting 99% pure CBD and no other cannabinoid. This is ideal for those who are looking solely for CBD - however, it’s worth mentioning that hemp’s other cannabinoids have a number of benefits that aren’t included here.
 

Personally, we are big fans of the Joint Therapy Loose Blend (High Strength). Made with Ginger, Turmeric, Green Tea, and a staggering 224mg of imported CBD oil, this CBD tea is great when it comes to loosening muscle and relaxing both the mind and body.
 

Another popular HEMPtea product is Calming Chamomile Loose Blend (Mild Strength). It’s made with chamomile flowers, Australian lemongrass, spearmint leaves, and lavender flowers. This is great for newcomers as it only contains 72mg of imported CBD and holds the potential to ease the mind and body.

 

The benefit of HEMPtea is this variety offers all-natural alternatives for a number of ailments. By incorporating hemp extract with various organic ingredients, HEMPtea allows for the potential of helping with day-to-day struggles. For example, the ingredients used in the Tea Can Company’s Joint Therapy Loose Blend were specifically chosen to provide extra relief for muscle and joint pain.

The Tea Can Company HEMPtea Combo Package

 

10.) Glow Water CBD Tea

Rating 3.5 / 5

Extract Type: Water-Soluble Isolate

Total CBD Range: 125mg

Potency Range: 25mg per tea bag

Price Range: $28.00 - $32.00

Value ($/mg): $0.22 per mg

THC Content: 0.0%

Lab Report: None

Flavor Variations: 4

Potency Variations: 1

 

Glow Water Pros:

  • 4 flavor varieties to help with different ailments
  • Can be purchased in single-serving sample packs or a gift pack
  • Average dosage

 

Glow Water Cons:

  • No certificate of analysis available

 

Glow Water’s CBD teas come in four different flavors, each of which is meant to aid in different day-to-day problems. Their Calm CBD Tea is great for alleviating daily stresses and is crafted using Spearmint, Rose, Licorice, and Rooibos. Whereas their Rise CBD Tea is perfect for providing you with energy and a focus boost. The blend does so by using Jasmine Green, Lemongrass, and Spearmint.
 

Their other blend, Restore CBD Tea, uses hibiscus and ginger to help restore cell damage and provide you with pain relief. And their final blend, Sleep CBD Tea uses herbs such as lavender and chamomile for calming the mind and body and encouraging a good night’s rest.

 

Each purchase comes with 5 tea bags, each of which contains 25mg of CBD. This is an average dose for a CBD product that could work for both newcomers and long-time users alike.

Glow Water CBD Tea Restore

 

What is CBD Tea?

CBD tea is nothing more than a beverage that contains cannabidiol (CBD). Most often, it comes in the form of a tea bag - however, it may also come in a chip, powder, or canned beverage. CBD tea usually comes in a variety of common tea bases, including chai, peppermint, matcha, and chamomile.

 

Since there are so many different bases for tea, CBD tea can come in a wide variety of tastes. Not to mention, it’s easy to consume and may be a preferred preference for newcomers.

 

CBD oils (tinctures), vapes, and concentrates can seem intimidating to newcomers. With a CBD tea, you're provided with a familiar means to consume CBD. Furthermore, it’s a very discreet way to consume CBD if that is something that worries you.

 

Admittedly, CBD tea is more expensive per milligram (mg) in comparison to other CBD products. And, unfortunately, CBD tea usually doesn’t provide you with as strong a dosage as other products. With that said, it may be in your best interest to take CBD tea alongside other CBD products. A great example is CBD oil, which can actually be dropped into your tea to provide more effects.

 

However, it’s important to understand that CBD tea holds the potential for a higher absorption rate when compared to other products. CBD extract is usually paired with a carrier oil (MCT coconut oil or hemp seed oil) in order to boost absorption. Since these oils are nothing more than fats, you can effectively promote absorption through a CBD tea with the help of additives, such as milk or cream.

 

What Are the Benefits of CBD Tea?

Besides CBD’s long list of potential medical benefits, CBD tea comes with a few unique perks that differ from other products. These perks are largely thanks to the fact that CBD tea bags are blended using a variety of all-natural ingredients that can have positive effects on our health.

 

For example, green tea has been found to help people lose weight - partly through antioxidants and partly through boosting metabolism. On the other hand, chamomile tea has been found to relax the brain and body.

 

These blends in combination with CBD have a wide range of possibilities to help us fight various ailments. With this said, it’s important to take a deeper look at the other ingredients contained in your CBD product.

 

Not to mention, CBD tea is digestible - which means it works its way through your digestive system. This makes the effects of CBD tea different from other consumption methods. Most notably, while it takes longer to feel these effects, they will last longer in comparison to other products.

 

To take things a step further, CBD tea also holds the potential to enhance gut health while improving digestion.

 

Criteria for Purchasing CBD Tea Online

Since CBD brands aren’t regulated like most companies in the free market, anyone has the ability to sell products. Unfortunately, this has made it easy for a number of disreputable companies to make unsafe and low-quality CBD products.

 

For this reason, it helps to have some criteria in your mind when purchasing CBD products online. The following are some important factors to keep in mind:

 

  • Ingredients - CBD products are usually crafted using a variety of ingredients. It’s important to make sure these ingredients are all-natural without the use of artificial additives or flavors. This is especially true for CBD tea as most use a blend of other ingredients.
     
  • Hemp Source - Since the CBD a company uses is extracted from the hemp plant, it’s always beneficial to make sure these plants are grown organically and locally sourced.
     
  • Extract Type - There are three primary extract types CBD products come in. The first is full-spectrum which makes use of all of hemp’s cannabinoids. The second is broad-spectrum which includes all of hemp’s cannabinoids with the exception of THC. Finally, there’s CBD isolate which is solely cannabidiol and no other cannabinoid.
     
  • Potency - You can measure out the potency of a CBD product by its milligram (mg) count. The higher the count, the stronger the product.
     
  • Certificate of Analysis - A reputable CBD brand will be transparent about their certificate of analysis. These are third-party lab test reports that seek out a number of different factors concerning the CBD, including potency, cannabinoid/terpene count, and whether or not it contains any contaminants, such as heavy metals.
     
  • Pricing - While pricing shouldn’t be the deciding factor of whether or not a CBD product is acceptable, it should be considered. Admittedly, reputable companies are more likely to charge a heftier price. This is partly due to the fact that making sure CBD products are 100% safe for customers - from seed to sale - takes a lot of time and effort on their end.

 

What's the Best Time to Drink CBD Tea?

All of the CBD teas mentioned on our list are developed with a variety of tea bases. The purpose of this is to not only provide you with a variety of flavors but to aid in a number of ailments, including nausea, stress, insomnia, and anxiety.

 

Due to this, it’s recommended you drink CBD tea when you’re most affected by your ailment. Of course, this is going to look different for everyone. For example, one person may find that they’re highly stressed right before a busy workday and will benefit from a cup of CBD tea with their morning breakfast. On the other hand, another person may find they have trouble getting to bed at night and they benefit from drinking CBD tea an hour or so before bedtime.

 

With this said, it’s best to get an idea of WHY you want to take CBD tea. Your reason will play a huge role in when you take it and how much you should take.

 

It’s important to note that many of the CBD brands mentioned on this list offer a number of different CBD tea blends. Each of these is usually crafted in ways to combat various ailments. For example, chamomile is great for calming down nerves whereas chai can act more as a pick-me-up.

 

It’s also vital to keep an eye out for the caffeine-content of these CBD teas. It’s safe to say, if you’re looking to get a better night’s sleep, you’ll want to avoid any CBD tea product containing caffeine!

 

What's the Right CBD Tea Dosage?

Since CBD still isn’t approved by the Federal Food & Drug Administration (FDA), there are no standards when it comes to dosage. This has left many newcomers having to experiment with their CBD products in order to figure out the right dosage for them.

 

When it comes to CBD tea, the benefit is dosages are already measured out - usually one tea bag per dose. However, since some of the products mentioned on our list contain a low dosage, you may find some CBD tea ineffective.

 

It can take most newcomers some time in order to figure out what their “sweet spot” is in terms of CBD dosage. If you find the recommended dosage of your CBD tea isn’t effective, we suggest gradually increasing your dose. This will give you an idea of how CBD affects you and how much you’ll need in order to meet your desires.

 

However, it’s important to note that many of the products mentioned on this list also contain caffeine. Please  keep this in mind as too much caffeine may provide you with effects you weren’t looking for. For this reason, we highly suggest you don’t use CBD tea itself to increase dosage, but rather a CBD oil or edible alongside CBD tea.

 

In order to get an idea of how much CBD you should take, feel free to take a look at the general recommendations for CBD dosage in regards to body weight.

 

Body Weight

Average CBD Dose

100 lbs

30mg

125 lbs

38mg

150 lbs

45mg

175 lbs

52mg

200 lbs

60mg

225 lbs

67mg

250 lbs

75mg

 

Issues With CBD Tea

Whenever CBD is mixed with a beverage, there is one problem - cannabidiol is a fat-soluble which means it doesn’t dissolve into water. For this reason, within every cup of CBD tea, the cannabinoids will either float to the surface of the liquid or remain trapped within the tea bag.

 

There are a few things you can do in order to curb this issue. For one, it helps to boil the water and steep around 15 minutes before consumption. Throughout this process, moving the tea bag around will help to spread the CBD throughout the water.

 

However, keep in mind that steeping can be harmful for certain teas, such as black, green, and oolong. With that said, it’s in your best interest only to purchase herbal tea blends rather than CBD-infused black or green teas.

 

Also, we wouldn’t recommend CBD tea for someone who’s having a lot of difficulty with an ailment and looking for answers in CBD. While CBD tea is a great way to consume this cannabinoid, there’s really no way to properly measure out a dose and guarantee you’re getting all the milligrams mentioned on the label.

 

Rather, we recommend CBD tea for those with a mild ailment or those who are simply looking for a new way to relax.

 

Will CBD Tea Become Your Beverage of Choice?

While CBD tea is a fairly new and innovative consumption method for cannabidiol, we can’t see it gaining the widespread popularity of oils, vapes, and edibles have devoured. Rather, we see CBD tea more as a niche for certain people within this industry.

 

One aspect of CBD tea that can be appreciated over other CBD products is the fact that companies are able to blend a number of healthy and therapeutic all-natural ingredients. This has allowed for CBD brands to come up with a number of innovative concoctions that can potentially help with various ailments.

 

Still, we understand that CBD tea will not be for everyone. With fairly low doses and a more expensive price tag, it makes sense many of these products will go under the radar.

 

If you’re new to CBD, we do believe this is a good starting point as it provides you with a familiar way to consume cannabidiol. If you’re a CBD veteran, we can’t necessarily guarantee these products will have as powerful an effect as other consumption methods. However, being as there are a variety of different CBD tea blends, there’s no denying these products are worth a try.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Does CBD Tea Contain THC?

This depends on the extract type. Most of the teas mentioned on this list don’t contain THC as they use a broad-spectrum or CBD isolate extract. However, if a CBD tea uses a full-spectrum extract, it could contain upwards of 0.3% THC.

 

How Many Drops of CBD Oil Should I Put in my Tea?

If you’re using a CBD oil (tincture) with your tea, it’s in your best interest to use 1 dosage amount per cup of tea. As mentioned, everyone’s dosage amount is different. If you’re not sure of yours, you may want to experiment around with the CBD oil itself before adding it to tea.

 

 

How Do I Make CBD Tea Bags?

While products will vary in instructions, generally, you’ll want to bring water to a boil and then allow your CBD tea bag to steep for 3 to 5 minutes. At this point, you can remove the tea bag, however, as CBD isn't water-soluble, we suggest leaving it in order to allow more of the cannabinoid to seep to the surface.

 

Where Can I Buy CBD Tea?

Above, we’ve listed a number of the best CBD teas to purchase online. If this is your first time purchasing CBD online, we suggest you take a look at our criteria for purchasing CBD teas.

 

What Does 25mg of CBD Tea Do?

The effects of CBD tea will be different for everyone. Some may feel more relaxed whereas others will be able to focus better. However, it’s worth mentioning that the effects of CBD Tea largely depend on the other ingredients used within the product.

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