Psilocybin mushrooms or magic mushrooms are quite different from those you would purchase from a grocery store. Let’s be honest magic mushrooms taste terrible. It’s an odd flavor, infused with a palate of strange meaty, burdensome, and almost sunflower seed-like flavors that are topped off with dirt.
Some folks can stomach the taste and almost prefer it, but most people utilize different methods to make it easier. One of those ways is to create psilocybin mushroom tea. The recipe is simple and can provide you with a few added benefits. Follow along for a simple, step-by-step recipe for magic mushroom tea. If you need to purchase mushrooms online here are our favorite companies.
What You’ll Need
There are not a lot of ingredients required to make mushroom tea and the entire process is quite simple. There are two main ingredients for the recipe along with few necessary items and optional ingredients:
- Chopped or crushed psilocybin mushrooms
- Water strainer
- Optional ingredients for flavor: this could include your favorite tea, honey, lemon, orange, or citrus.
However, it should be noted that adding either lemon, orange, or citrus can have more of an effect than just enhancing the flavor. These ingredients all share one thing in common, they are acidic. This acts on the psilocybin mushrooms in your tea and can cause them to metabolize. This can and will lead to a faster and more intense experience. Please use caution.
Step One: Preparation
You will need 1 cup of water for every 5 grams of mushrooms. Or you can add 1 gram per cup depending on your dose. If you are with a group of people, make sure to add in water accordingly, about 1 cup of water per person. Measure it carefully, pour the water into the kettle, and begin to boil.
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Step Two: Chop Or Crush The Mushrooms And Add To Teapot
The next step is to chop or crush the mushrooms. The choice is completely up to you and is based on your preference. Then place the mushrooms into a teapot.
Quick note: if you are truly concerned about a potential upset stomach, grind the mushrooms into a powder. This can be more gentle on the stomach and soften the discomfort.
Step Three: Boil And Steep
Now, once the water in the kettle has reached a boil, pour it over the mushrooms in the teapot. Allow this to sit for 10-15 minutes and stir occasionally. After the time’s up, make sure to grab either a mug for yourself or for the group and have them ready.
Step Four: Strain, Serve And Customize
The next step is to pour the tea into the mugs while using a strainer to filter out the mushroom chunks (or you can leave them in, it’s up to you). This is the time to customize your flavor. You can add your favorite tea bag, honey, or any other optional ingredients at this point.
Feel free to be creative. Some people who enjoy magic mushroom tea like to implement their own personality into the experience. Some even like to be festive, by adding in seasonal fruits or flavors to enhance the experience.
A quick note if you choose to implement lemon juice with your mushroom tea. Warm juice is much more effective than cold lemon juice. Make sure to let it sit while stirring it occasionally before you drink.
Now it’s time to enjoy your tasty mushroom tea! The best way to consume magic mushroom tea is shortly after it’s made. Also, if you would like to store it and save some for later, keep it cool in a refrigerator. The tea should remain active for a few days.
Interested In Another Round?
Want more tea? Place the strained mushrooms back into the teapot and add the same amount of boiling water over them once again. Wait the 10-15 minutes while stirring occasionally. Then pour into the mugs like before and add in your optional ingredients for flavor. Enjoy your second round of magic mushrooms.
Why Make Magic Mushroom Tea?
Once you make magic mushroom tea, you’ll never go back. On top of the tastier flavor, there are some other benefits that should be pointed out. The first benefit is that the effects kick in much sooner than they would if you ate them. The effects could start even before you finish your first cup.
However, if you are new or inexperienced, stick to one cup. This will allow you to get accustomed to the experience so you will know how to handle the effects. If nothing else, have someone you trust by your side and be in a comfortable place.
Another benefit of drinking magic mushroom tea is that most people do not receive the same level of upset stomach that they normally would if they consumed the mushrooms. The liquid form is a much gentler form of psilocybin and does not stay in your stomach as long as it would if you ate them.
You might even begin to enjoy the process of making magic mushroom tea, having it turn into somewhat of a peaceful ritual and grounding exercise.
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If you’ve never taken mushrooms before and this is your first time here is some advice. Start at a low dose and take it slow. This not only helps you out but will most likely help out whoever is with you through the experience. You want to have an enjoyable trip.
Another thing to keep in mind is the laws in your state. Psilocybin mushrooms are still considered a Schedule 1 Drug in the United States under the Controlled Substances Act and not all states have moved to decriminalize or legal it. It should be noted that this is also the case for marijuana, so don’t let that scare you too much. Just be mindful and safe. Enjoy!
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