If you’ve ever eaten psilocybin mushrooms, you know that they taste awful. It may be hard for some people to even swallow them because their gag reflex kicks in. But there is another alternative to chewing up and choking down those nasty tasting little fungi – turning those dried mushrooms into a nice psilocybin tea. It’s quite easy to make and has a few added benefits.
Ingredients for psilocybin mushroom tea
There are only two main ingredients to this psilocybin tea recipe, plus a few items necessary for the process:
- Chopped or crushed psilocybin mushrooms of any variety
- Water Strainer
- Optional ingredients you can add for a bit of flavour. This can be your favourite type of tea, some honey, a bit of orange juice, or even a sprinkle of sugar for sweetness. You may even prefer a savoury stock, like chicken or beef, that completely hides the mushroom flavour.
Important note: Adding lemon, orange, or citrus to psilocybin mushroom tea adds more than just flavour. These acidic ingredients can begin psilocybin metabolism in your cup, even before the first sip. It can cause a much faster and stronger psilocybin experience. Use caution!
Directions for making psilocybin mushroom tea
You’ll need at least 1 cup of water for every 5 grams of mushrooms, but as little as 1 gram per cup can be used depending on your preferred dose. You’ll also need one cup of water for each person, so measure it all out carefully before you begin. Then pour the water into the kettle and heat it to boiling.
Chop or crush the mushrooms. Place them into the teapot.
- Boil and steep
When the water has boiled, pour it over the mushrooms in the teapot. Let them sit for about 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Strain, serve and customize
Pour the tea into the mugs, using the strainer to keep the mushroom chunks from falling out. Add tea bags or other optional ingredients at this time. Then drink the mushroom tea.
- Another round
Put all the mushrooms that you’ve strained back into the teapot and the same amount of boiling water over them again. Wait another 10-15 minutes for the new batch to brew, then pour it into the mugs. Add your optional ingredients and drink the second infusion.
The Benefits of Making Psilocybin Mushroom Tea
Once you know how to make psilocybin tea, you may want to try it out right away. But along with the tastier flavor, there are other benefits that make this process extra worthwhile. First, the side effects kick in much quicker when drinking the psilocybin than when you eat the mushrooms. You may even start to feel them by the time the first cup is finished.
Of course, if you are inexperienced, you may want to drink just one cup at first, until you know how you’ll handle the effects. At the very least, be sure you’re in a comfortable place with someone you trust who can take care of you if you start to freak out a bit.
Another benefit of drinking psilocybin mushroom tea is that many people don’t experience the same amount of stomach upset as they do when they eat the dried mushrooms. This is because it is a much gentler form of psilocybin, plus the liquid form won’t stay in your stomach as long as the mushrooms themselves would.