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How to Make Shroom Tea

16 okt 2020
5 min
Xavier Francuski
Xavier Francuski

If you have eaten magic mushrooms before, you know that they can hardly be described as delicious. While some people don’t mind their, to put it mildly, unique flavor, others are repelled by it or can even suffer a gag reflex, especially when eating larger quantities.

Due to this, crafty psychonauts have found many ways to consume magic mushrooms that can mitigate their earthy, sometimes moldy taste. Among the simplest and most popular methods is to brew a magic mushroom tea.

Why make Magic Mushroom Tea?

Why Make Magic Mushroom Tea?

This simple ‘hack’ does not just solve the taste issue, but adds several distinct advantages to consuming magic mushrooms:

  • Freeing the psilocybin molecules from the mushroom and drinking them in a liquid will make them pass through the gastrointestinal tract quicker, speeding up the onset of the trip.
  • Drinking a psilocybin brew without the mushrooms helps avoid stomach discomfort which can arise after eating mushrooms due to the chitin in their flesh.
  • Adding ginger/citrus-based juices to the tea can further help calm the stomach/expedite the trip onset and make it stronger and more stable (more on this later).
  • Adding different flavors to the brew
  • Carrying a magic mushroom tea outdoors is much less inconspicuous than carrying a zip lock bag with a bunch of mushrooms. It’s also very convenient to split among friends as the psilocybin is diluted homogenously in the liquid.

Many users who try consuming magic mushrooms by brewing them never switch back to eating them raw; it’s quick, easy, customizable, and useful. So, without further ado, let’s get into ways to make magic mushroom tea.

How to make Magic Mushroom Tea

How to Make Magic Mushroom Tea

The basic recipe for making a shroom tea involves only steeping the mushrooms (fresh or dried) in hot water:

  1. Take your desired quantity of mushrooms and shred or grind them into tiny pieces; this will create the largest surface through which psilocybin is extracted more easily.
  2. Boil a cup of water and let it cool for a minute; boiling-temperature water may degrade the psilocybin.
  3. Place your mushrooms in a cup or in a tea strainer and pour the hot water; leave to steep for 10-15 min, with occasional stirring.
  4. Strain the mushroom flesh.

Most of the psilocybin from the mushrooms will be infused into the water, but if you want to maximize your trip, you can either repeat the steeping process and have another cup of tea or simply eat the solid remainder, which will not have such a strong flavor like before the brewing.

Because you’ll be ingesting liquid instead of solid matter, your stomach will not need to dissolve it and the psilocybin will enter your bloodstream quicker. If taking magic mushrooms in tea form, the trip usually comes on in about 30 to 45 min. It also passes quicker than when eating raw mushrooms.

An alternative is not to drink the tea all at once but to casually sip on it throughout the tripping session. This way, the onset will be more gradual, and the trip duration will increase.

How to enhance Magic Mushroom Tea

How to Enhance Magic Mushroom Tea

There are three main things you can do to make your magic mushroom tea perform even better. They are:

  • Adding a bag of your favorite herbal tea and/or honey.
    • Why? This will further improve the taste and make it exactly how you want it. If you run out of ideas, an interesting type of tea to try is licorice spice. This blend of spices combined with the mushroom brew has been described as a ‘magical’ synergy of flavors.
  • Adding citrus juice, ideally squeezed lemon.
    • Why? Citric acid helps convert psilocybin into psilocin—the actual psychoactive compound in mushrooms. This process, called dephosphorylation, is what our bodies do this once psilocybin enters the stomach and the bloodstream. Starting this process already in the brew makes the trip come on even sooner and, according to many users, stabilizes and enhances it.
  • Adding ginger.
    • Why? Ginger additionally helps calm down the stomach and reduces the possibility of nausea. Some users also reported that it makes for a more energetic and joyful trip.

There are many other possibilities of customizing your magic mushroom tea experience. Any flavors, herbs, and spices you like can be added to achieve your preferred taste.

Instead of mushrooms, magic truffles can also be brewed in exactly the same way, but a higher quantity must be used. Read our article on Psilocybin Truffles vs Magic Mushrooms to get a better idea of how the two differ, and our article about Psilocybin Truffle Strains to learn more about the variety of effects of these psychedelic nuggets.

How to store Magic Mushroom Tea

How to Store Magic Mushroom Tea

Unlike dried mushrooms, which can basically be kept forever in a dry and cool place, magic mushroom tea can only stay potent for a few days if kept in the fridge. Freezing it may help extend this time frame, but not indefinitely.

Dosage

Dosage

If using dried mushrooms, 1.5-2.5g is generally considered a modest to moderate dose, perfect for beginners and those wanting a more gentle trip. Infusing 2.5-4.5g will yield a moderate to a strong trip, only advised to experienced psychonauts. Brewing more than 5g will amount to a ‘heroic dose,’ only recommended for experts.

If using fresh mushrooms, multiply the recommended doses by ten.

If using truffles, depending on their indicated potency, you should use three to five times more than you would dry mushrooms.

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Where to Buy Magic Mushrooms or Magic Truffles for your tea?

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