The main plant chemicals used medicinally and recreationally are not soluble in water, so a tea (water infusion) of cannabis will be very week. Boiling cannabis, however, can remove chlorophyll and improve the taste. Oil or alcohol are most effective for extracting. Here is an article on the pros & cons of water & oil from the Cannabist
Here are a couple of videos on making your own cannabis products.
How to make Tinctures
How to make Oils & Butters
For the keep it simple consumer ~ Here is a new all in one unit that makes tinctures, butters, oils etc.
Decarboxylation time/temp guide. Link to more
If baking flowers/buds to decarb, some say that all you need to do is double wrap in foil and bake at 240deg until you smell the cannabis, from outside of the oven.
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