Magic mushrooms are one of the most popular of all the psychedelic substances, including other commonly used psychedelics like LSD, mescaline, and peyote.
Not only can shrooms provide introspective and thought-provoking “trips”, but they are also now the subject of research by groups like Dr. Roland Griffith’s at Johns Hopkins into their potential aid for mental health conditions.
One of the things users enjoy the most about psychedelic mushrooms is the versatility in the amount of ways they can be consumed.
While normally eaten, there are actually a lot of ways users can prepare their shrooms for ingestion. Unlike some of the poisonous mushrooms you can find out in the wild, magic mushrooms have no known toxicity and can be enjoyed by newbies to psychedelia as well as experienced trippers alike.
You won’t have to worry about mushroom poisoning; simply measure out your dosage and enjoy a good trip.
Psilocin enthusiasts can get their preferred dosages in quick and simple ways such as eating their shrooms or taking them in capsules. However, if you’re the type of psychonaut to take a different and more leisurely approach with preparing your hallucinogenic mushrooms, you might find it more fitting to make a nice, calming magic mushroom tea for a boost of serotonin, no matter what species of mushroom you prefer.
Why a Tea?
Making a tea out of your mushrooms is one of the most pleasant ways to take them. Made the right way, you will be able to enjoy all of the psychoactive effects you might be looking for with your shrooms, and it could even last you awhile if you don’t drink all of it in one sitting.
A common complaint with some hallucinogens is how limited they are in terms of how they can be taken. But psilocybin mushrooms can alleviate that headache by providing a nice and relaxing way to get into the psychedelic experience – simply brewing it up in a tea.
Users can choose any flavor tea they like, whether they prefer black tea, herbal teas, or something else altogether, making it that much more familiar and pleasant of an experience.
You can make a tea out of any kind of magic mushroom, as well. Whether you’re privy to liberty caps, the potent Psilocybe mexicana from the lands of Mexico, Psilocybe cyanescens, or another kind of Psilocybe mushrooms, you will be able to enjoy all of the psychedelic effects of psilocybin with a nice, fresh psilocybe tea.
How You Can Make Your Own Psilocybin Tea
It is deceptively simple to make your own tea out of your magic mushrooms. Anybody can do it largely using things probably already sitting around the kitchen. There are a few different ways to do this. Which way you choose is largely dependent on the results you want and what process you are the most comfortable with.
To make tea out of your shrooms, you are going to have to extract the psilocybin from them to achieve the psychedelic effects.
Before you try either of these methods, you will want to think about what kind of dosage you would like your tea to have and ensure you measure it out before you get started.
- The hot water extraction method
Probably the simplest way to go about making your tea, it’s as easy as cutting your shrooms into small pieces and brewing them in some boiling water. When you have done this, you will need to filter the fresh extraction with a strainer to get rid of any bits of mushrooms that could be left over.
If you would prefer to use all of your shrooms, you can either eat what bits of shrooms remain, or you could simply crush them into a fine powder beforehand so you can ensure you are using all of them in your tea.
One of the known side effects of using magic mushrooms (besides the occasional bad trip and potential for a faster heart rate) is nausea, so think about adding some stomach-settling elements into your teapot to combat this, such as ginger or mint. With a little forethought, you can hopefully avoid experiencing stomach issues and simply enjoy the psychoactive effects that the concoction will provide.
- The lemon juice extraction method
Many folks swear that juices such as lemon juice and orange juice, much like cannabis, can help to make a trip even more intense. This could be due to the fact that it is able to convert psilocybin to psilocin quickly. Lemon juice is also able to extract psilocybin from magic mushrooms, making it another ideal way to prepare a tea.
To do this, simply crush some lemons into a juice, and allow the desired amount of shrooms to soak in the solution for at least 20 to 30 minutes before consumption with your favorite tea recipe. When finished, put the mixture into your tea, and enjoy.
Can You Microdose With Tea?
Yes, you sure can. All you will need to do if you would like to try microdosing different kinds of psychedelic mushrooms with your shroom tea is to measure out a smaller amount of powdered mushrooms to microdose beforehand instead of brewing up tea bags with a large dose.
Conversely, you could also simply mix a small microdose into a smaller cup of delicious magic mushroom tea so you aren’t brewing a whole pitcher for a small amount.
Always Be Safe When Using Magic Mushrooms!
It is always important to remember that you should be extremely careful when using magic mushrooms due to the potential legal implications.
In the United States, magic mushrooms are a Schedule I drug on the list of controlled substances, making their use illegal. Unless you’re a participant in a medical study or live in a city or state where psychedelic drugs have been decriminalized such as Oregon, you could face legal issues.
Never drive while on psychedelic substances, not only because of the risk of getting a DOI, but also because of the fact that your judgment and motor skills can be impaired while tripping. While you should enjoy the psychedelic experience, you should also make safety a top priority for yourself and anyone participating in the trip.
Always know the right dosage for yourself due to the potential side effects and even psychological effects that psychedelic drugs can bring about in some folks, and when you’re in the right setting, enjoy the experience.
Psilocybe cubensis mushrooms are a completely natural way to enjoy a psychedelic experience, and the introspective thoughts, the visual and auditory hallucinations are all part of the experience that makes a trip what it is – a one of a kind memory you will always be able to think back on, hopefully, with fondness.