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Here's How To Make Shroom Tea

Shrooms are becoming more popular as recent studies have correlated microdosing with decreased levels of depression as well as decreased risk to developing opioid dependence.

We scoured the web and collected a few of the most popular recipes.

Recipe #1

INGREDIENTS
  • 3.5g of dry psilocybe cubensis mushrooms
  • 2 cups of water (around 350-400ml in total)
  • 2 teabags of (good quality, decaffeinated) tea or herbal tea. (choose something which combines nicely with the flavour of ginger as well as the eventual lemon juice)
  • 1 spoon of honey
  • A few pieces of ginger (this will reduce the chance of nausea even further, and help to cover the mushroom taste)
  • Lemon juice (optional, but very much advised. This covers the flavour of the mushrooms and, theoretically, accelerate the speed at which the active ingredients can get to work)
DIRECTIONS
  1. Reduce the mushrooms to tiny pieces with a coffee grinder. There’s no need to turn them into a powder, remember. (This way, you’ll increase the surface area of the mushrooms, allowing maximum contact with the tea for the best outcome possible.) Pop the ground mushrooms into a cup
  2. Pour 2 cups of water in the kettle or saucepan and bring it to a boil
  3. Take the water off the heat and leave it to cool down for up to 20 seconds
  4. Put 1 cup of water in the cup containing the ground up mushrooms
  5. Add the teabag and leave to infuse for 10-13 minutes
  6. Remove the teabag and filter the remnants of mushroom from the cup, pouring the resulting liquid into a bowl. Finally, put the filtered mushrooms back into the cup
  7. Bring the second cup of water to a boil, again with a kettle or saucepan
  8. While the water’s heating up, mix a tablespoon of honey, some bits of ginger and (optionally) a splash of lemon juice
  9. Once the water has boiled, take it off the heat and leave it to cool for 20 seconds max
  10. Pour the water into the cup (that contains the once-filtered ground up mushrooms)
  11. Add the second teabag and leave it to brew for 10-12 minutes
  12. Take the teabag out and filter everything once more, pouring the resulting liquid into a bowl with the previously prepared tea
  13. Squeeze the mushrooms to extract all the liquid
  14. Throw out the rest of the mushroom. Now, in your bowl, you have a fully prepared helping of magic mushroom tea. Pour it into the mug of your choosing – filtering it in the process once again, if you want to – and drink it up. The result should be potent and taste as good as it can.

This recipe works well for 3.5g – remember this is a dose which can be very challenging for just one person – but the quantity can be altered to your needs. If you up the quantity of mushrooms you’ll probably have to up the quantity of water, because too little water and a large amount of diced mushrooms tends to form more of a dense cream that’s less easy to filter.

Recipe #2

INGREDIENTS
  • Psilocybin Mushroom (3.5-5 grams)
  • Water 2 cups (340-400 ml)
  • Lemon Juice, Honey, Ginger slices (Optional)
DIRECTIONS
  1. Add a cup of water to a saucepan and let it heat until it starts to boil.
  2. Break down the mushroom pieces into smaller chunks until it gets grounded. Add the thrashed mushroom pieces into a bowl and pour the hot water into it.
  3. Add and stir the tea bag into the cup and let it steep for 15-17 minutes.
  4. Now add lemon juice, fresh pieces of ginger, and honey to another cup of boiling water.
  5. In a saucepan, brew the two cups of mixtures together and let it steep for another 10-12 minutes.
  6. Stain using a thin sieve, leaving behind all the remnants.
  7. Serve and Enjoy!

Recipe #3

INGREDIENTS

“The only ingredients you’ll need are dried mushrooms, your favorite tea and some water,” Levich says. The dose can be the same as if you were straight-up munching: One gram of dried material is considered to be a light dose, whereas a “trip dose” is about three grams. I recommend relying on a gram scale lest you end up with a weak refreshment or a supersonic beverage that will catapult you into Nightmare Land.

DIRECTIONS

Grind the Shrooms: Or you could purchase pre-powdered caps, but a coffee grinder, knife, scissors, weed grinder or your trusty hands should do. “The goal here is to break down the mushroom into small enough pieces that you can swallow them as you drink your tea,” Levich explains.

Pick a Mug: And drop your crumbled shrooms into it.

Boil Some Water: And think about what to watch on shrooms while you wait.

Steep the Shrooms (and Tea): “I like to let the water cool slightly before pouring the water into the mug, and then I add the tea bag,” says Levich. “Let the tea and mushrooms steep for five to 10 minutes.”

Add Some Other Tasty Bits: Honey, lemon and spices are all good bets.

Drink and Have a Good Time: “I recommend stirring the liquid before drinking, as all of the mushroom bits will sink to the bottom,” Levich advises.

If regular old mushroom tea isn’t cutting it, you can boost the potency of your mushies by soaking them in lemon juice for 15 to 20 minutes beforehand. “This is called ‘lemon tek’ and makes the mushroom high more intense, eliminates nausea and makes the trip last about 30 minutes to an hour less,” explain Grace and PJ, trip sitters at Akasa Journeys

The theory here, according to the deliberately anonymous founder of Tripsitters.org, is that the citric acid in lemon imitates the acids in your stomach, breaking down the psilocybin into psilocin, the compound responsible for making you feel all giggly. In other words, the lemon does the hard part for you, allowing your body to absorb all that tasty hallucination juice without it having to do much work. You also won’t have to wait as long to feel the effects.

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO [ABOUT SHROOM TEA]
Will the mushrooms lose their strength?

The most recurring question about this recipe is this: will the mushrooms lose potency if placed in boiling water? Yes, they’ll lose a little strength if you put them in boiling water, i.e. 100°C. At this temperature, the less stable psilocin deteriorates straight away – psilocybin is more resistant, but in the cup infused with the teabag the temperature dwindles quickly enough to numbers less destructive to the active substances. Although the procedure you’ll find described here is designed to safeguard the mushrooms’ power as much as possible, you do lose something, but (as the experience of many users demonstrates) the difference is completely imperceptible. As a matter of fact, you gain something in flavour – and the reduction in nausea is a good bonus too. If you’re someone who finds the flavour of mushrooms hard to stomach, or who feels nauseous easily, tea is a solution to consider.

Should I throw out the mushroom powder after preparation?

Another question regarding ground mushrooms which remains after their preparation is this: throw them away, or eat them? Making tea makes sense as a way to avoid eating the mushrooms, as the time they sit in your stomach before becoming effective is the period in which you risk nausea. So if nausea is what you’re trying to avoid, you can throw them away without a second thought. There will be very little of use left in them anyway.

Will only a few mushrooms be enough?

If you only have a few mushrooms at your disposal though and they’re sufficient to give the effect you desire, I’d suggest another method: Lemon Tek. Summarised, the instructions are as follows: finely grind the mushrooms; put them in plenty of freshly squeezed lemon juice; mix well; wait 25 minutes max, and ingest. The lemon will cover the mushroom taste somewhat, but more importantly accelerate the rise of the effect and in doing so reduce the timespan in which you might feel sick. Personally, this is my preferred method, but the taste of this mushroom and lemon concoction is objectively better than the taste of dry mushrooms on their own. Moreover, it being in a liquid form is advantageous as you can swallow it down much faster. The longer you have to chew, the longer you have to taste.

How you drink it will affect how you feel it

Let’s get back to tea. If you drink it slowly, taking your time before finishing it, you’ll experience a slow, steady come up. Conversely, if you drink it in a hurry the rise will be decidedly quicker. A very speedy come up, which starts at around 5-10 minutes tops and reaches its peak much more rapidly could scare some people. Some people love a quick start, others don’t. Either way, it’s good to know beforehand and sip slowly.

Some people maintain that tea produces a much shorter trip, but many more deny this claim. Perhaps it’s merely a subjective psychological reaction; as an individual, you’ll only know for sure if you try it. I believe that the material of the fungus tends to prolong the duration of the trip, the release of the active ingredients taking place slower. If you cut up the mushrooms and eat only the active ingredients, it makes sense that it can last not quite as long, but let me repeat: there is no sure fire rule for everyone. Even me personally, I can experience many different variables with the same dose.

For first-timers

Tea is also a method of interest for those taking mushrooms for the first time. Here are a few things to keep in mind though: do not exceed the gram and a half limit (never!), and drink slowly; ideally, you must take 20-30 minutes to finish it too, allowing the effect to come up progressively and reducing the risk of nausea to a minimum (or even ruling out sickness altogether). If this is your first time, it’s best to enter the magic world of mushrooms incrementally. If you take the “right” quantity and the effect still rises a little faster than expected, that alone could be scary. It might go that way, and it might not. Just remember you’re not racing anyone – there’s always time for future experience which will help you understand, bit by bit, how mushrooms work with your system.

Nausea

Making shroom tea is one of the best ways to take shrooms, since it’s easier on your stomach and taste buds. It can also make the effects of psilocybin come on quicker, because it’s easier to digest in tea form. If you’re concerned about nausea, simply strain out any floating mushroom pieces after steeping — it might be a weaker tea, but your stomach will thank you.

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