What to Expect When It Comes to Making Shroom Tea

What to Expect When It Comes to Making Shroom Tea

When making shroom tea, 5 grams of dry psilocybe cubensis shrooms is enough to make two cups of the potent hallucinogenic tea. You also need two teacups of boiling water measuring about 350-400 milliliters, 2 teabags of herbal tea or green tea (anything without caffeine), honey, ginger, and lemon.

The honey should be about a spoonful or two for two cups. The ginger should be about a few scratches of it. The lemon could be a squeeze or two of lemon juice.

The Lowdown on Shroom Tea Drinking

  • Less Potent: Sure, because of the boiling water and the presence of tea, the key ingredients end up weaker than before. However, it’s still potent enough to have that euphoric or hallucinogenic kick that makes you more stoned or mellow than before.
  • How to Make Shroom Tea: Grind the mushrooms but not to the point that they’re powder. Put it in a cup of boiling water then add an herbal teabag to the mix. After 10-13 minutes, strain the tea into another cup. You can then make a second cup of shroom tea with the mushrooms.
  • Why Add Optional Lemon? The lemon actually adds more than just taste. It makes the tea easier to drink and process, thus expediting the potency of the drink. The ginger and honey also add to combating against nausea, a common shroom consumption side effect.
  • Press and Squeeze the Remnants: You can also squeeze out the used ground shrooms for every last bit of psilocybin and psilocin (more the former than the latter because psilocin deteriorates rapidly in boiling water temperatures).
  • Tips When Using Boiling Water: When boiling water, let it sit for about 20 seconds. Don’t just pour it in. When putting in the second bag of tea for steeping in the reused ground mushroom bits, you can cut down the steeping time to about 10-12 minutes instead of 10-13 minutes.
  • Shroom Tea Filtration: Use a coffee filter instead of a strainer to properly filter the mushrooms out of the shroom tea. A strainer leaves bits of mushroom matter behind, which could alter the taste a bit. Many people go the tea route because they dislike the taste of mushroom.
  • Observe Disposal: When tossing aside the mushroom residue and teabags aside, seal them in bag that’s out of reach of your pets, which might consume them out of curiosity. Ditto when it comes to woodland creatures like stray cats, street dogs, raccoons, chipmunks, and ferrets.
  • Avoid Eating the Steeped Ground Mushrooms Yourself: The ground mushrooms should be tossed away or safely disposed in the biodegradable trash bin. Don’t consume them because they’re at this point waste products that might induce vomiting or nausea in people.
  • Extending Shroom Supplies: Drinking leftover shrooms in the form of shroom tea can serve as a good way of extending the longevity of your shroom supply until you have enough money to get a new stock or until stocks become available again.
  • Lemon Tek: Another method of using up your small supply of shrooms with a bang is to make Lemon Tek. It involves grinding up shrooms and placing them in freshly squeezed glasses of lemon juice. Mix them well then let it sit for 25 minutes. Afterwards, drink and enjoy!

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