Shroom tea is preferred for ingesting psilocybin by many psychedelic connoisseurs. The process of creating this earthy brew is a ritual that has been performed for over a thousand years, and one that many find to be a grounding first step on the mind-expanding path they plan to go on for the next four to six hours. Magic mushroom tea has many beneficial qualities. Brewing psychedelic tea is a simple process that can easily be accomplished by anyone. Below we will discuss the benefits of shroom tea and a step by step guide to making your own mind-expanding brew.
What is Magic Mushroom Tea
Magic mushroom tea is the psychoactive brew created from entheogenic psilocybin. Some historians believe psychedelic mushrooms were used in North African indigenous cultures as far back as 9000 B.C. It is also believed that cacao mushroom tea brews were used during ceremonies amongst the Mayan and Aztec civilizations. These ideas evolved through the interpretation of rock paintings found in North Africa and statues found in Mayan and Aztec ruins. Magic mushrooms have psychoactive effects that can create colorful hallucinations. Beyond the visual effects, psilocybin strongly enhances brain activity that is not normally present. This connects parts of the brain that rarely or never cross-connect.
Effects of Shroom Tea vs. Eating
Drinking magic mushroom tea, versus eating dried or fresh mushrooms, has a handful of benefits. Plain entheogenic psilocybin has a strong taste and can be difficult for some to consume plain. Brewing the shrooms into tea is often preferred as an easier and more pleasant way to ingest the substance. Shrooms can also be hard on the stomach and, for some, cause nausea and possible vomiting. Magic mushroom tea is gentler on the stomach and often eliminates stomach discomfort when all mushroom powder is filtered out. The effects of shroom tea kick in much faster and stronger than eating shrooms, which for many is another added benefit.
Shroom Tea Recipe
Magic Mushroom Tea is a straightforward recipe. You will likely find everything you need to make the brew in your kitchen. Beyond psychedelic mushrooms and water, any other ingredients are only added for preference. For example, if you are concerned about nausea or a sensitive stomach, it may help to add a little ginger, lemon, or mint. Additionally, any favorite tea bag should be a welcome addition to your brew.
- High quality fresh or properly dried entheogenic psilocybin
- Any tea bag or herb you would like (not necessary, based solely on preference)
Chop or grind your magic mushrooms into a fine powder. This step is very important, do not cut corners. A coffee grinder is a preferred tool. However, a sharp knife and some elbow grease can result in the same end product. The finer the powder the better the psilocybin will dissolve into the water.
It is ideal to use a disposable tea bag to steep the mushroom powder. If you do not have a teabag, you can strain the mushroom from the water with a coffee filter when done brewing.
- It is ideal to heat water to around 190F. There is debate on whether or not boiling water can damage mushrooms. (We suggest playing it safe although many argue there is no risk.)
- Carefully pour finely ground magic mushroom powder into a disposable tea bag. If you do not have a tea bag add the powder directly to the water.
- Steep the mushroom powder in a cup of hot water for 10-12 minutes.
- While steeping add any additional flavors such as honey or lemon if desired.
- If there is no tea bag, strain the mushroom powder through a coffee filter.
- Drink, sit back and embrace the beautiful journey of entheogenic plant medicine.
If you wish, you may repeat the above process with the used tea bag or strained mushroom powder for a second, less potent brew to get full psychoactive properties from your shrooms.
If you prefer a cold beverage to a warm brew then chill your finished product in the fridge for an hour after preparing, this will in no way affect your brew potency.
What is the Proper Shroom Tea Dosage?
When deciding the proper dosage, there are multiple factors to consider. With over two hundred varieties of entheogenic psilocybin, it is important to know what you are eating and how strong the shrooms are. A very generalized starting dosage is 1 gram of shrooms but be aware that shroom tea tends to have a heightened intensity level. A more experienced tripper with a desire for an intensified experience may choose to increase the dose up to two or three grams for a wild psychedelic ride. Shroom tea tends to kick in fast. If you are hesitant or unsure of the strength of your mushrooms, it may be worth brewing a gram but only drinking half the cup and waiting to see how you feel. You should know within a half-hour to forty-five minutes if you want to finish your cup.
How Long Does Shroom Tea Take to Kick In?
The effects of shroom tea can be felt faster than eating dried shrooms. Because psilocybin is water-soluble, the psychoactive properties begin to absorb into the body when they enter your mouth. Some connoisseurs recommend allowing the brew to sit in your mouth for a short pause before swallowing to speed up absorption as quickly as possible. Our bodies absorb the shroom tea faster in the stomach as well. Moreover, since the beverage is liquid, the fluid coats the stomach for maximum absorption coverage compared to dried mushrooms that take a while to break down in the stomach.
Because there are so many different varieties of shrooms, it is hard to say how long it will take to feel the tea but prepare for the possibility of feeling the effects within the first 15 minutes, although it may take longer.
How Long Does Shroom Tea Last?
The effects of shroom tea can last for hours. Consequently, the length of your trip will depend on many factors including your own personal biology, the variety of the shroom, and how much you took. Tea does hit harder but also ends faster than eating shrooms. That said, be prepared for a four to six-hour trip on average.
Can You Store Shroom Tea in the Fridge?
Shroom tea can be stored in the refrigerator for a few days after brewing. Although the psychedelic properties can last a few days, it is recommended to drink the brew as soon as possible to get the most from the drink that can only come from the fresh product.
Adding Other Ingredients to Shroom Tea
Shroom tea can be used as a psychedelic base for any additional desired flavors. Honey and lemon are both welcome additions. Some prefer to use the psychedelic brew as a base for a traditional ice tea recipe with black tea bags, lemon, and honey. It is unlikely that you can mess the tea’s potency up with additional ingredients, so add ons are based on personal preference.
Benefits of Shroom Tea Consumption
Whether you are an experienced tripper or new to the world of psychedelics, shroom tea is worth a try. A tradition that has been practiced for over a thousand years must still be around for a reason.
RS Contributing Author: Pimienta Fantasma
Pimienta Fantasma is a nature enthusiast and parent of two beautiful children and some amazing animals. Pimienta’s desire to give back to the earth and dive deeper into the beautiful weirdness that is being alive has proven to be nothing short of a wild ride filled with irreplaceable experiences, through snow-peaked mountains, lush valleys, colorful coral reefs (that need our help), dolphin-filled waters, and the epic wonder of Pimienta’s hummingbird-filled garden. Expand your mind and your heart, dance, laugh, explore, learn, speak up and ask questions, is Pimienta’s advice to readers. Pimienta can be found protecting the innocent and trying to live the best life possible.