Mushrooms in tea? Though that may sound like an odd combination, it is actually one of the newest and most popular trends among magic mushroom users.
And there is a good reason for it.
Below, we’ll cover why so many people have started brewing magic mushroom tea and show you how you can make your own.
What Are Magic Mushrooms?
Magic mushrooms are not new to the cannabis world, but they are having a bit of a resurgence in popularity. Though most people have a general idea of what they are thanks to movies and television shows, many may not honestly know what they are or what makes them “magic.”
Magic mushrooms are actually like any other mushroom. They can be grown in a greenhouse and found in nature. But to be considered a magic mushroom, a mushroom must have one important ingredient: It must contain psilocybin.
Psilocybin is classified as a hallucinogenic and is responsible for the effects magic mushrooms, or shrooms, provide to those who use them. It is believed that once consumed, the psilocybin activates serotonin receptors in the brain, thus triggering its effects.
Shrooms are quite powerful and can give people a wide variety of effects, including both mental and physical ones.
Common effects of shrooms include:
- Altered perceptions
- Dilated pupils
- Dizziness and more
The specific effects you experience will vary based on how many you take, your state of mind when you use them, and even your mental health. That’s why dosing when using shrooms is crucial.
So, with all these different effects, why do people use magic mushrooms? For many reasons.
Some users feel that shrooms, at the correct dosage, can help open up their minds, spur creativity, boost energy levels, and more. However, taking too much or using them when you aren’t in the right headspace can lead to a “bad trip.”
Shrooms and Tea: Why They Go Together
There are many ways you can ingest magic mushrooms. While shroom capsules and shroom chocolates are relatively new on the market, the vast majority of people would simply eat the shroom raw. But shrooms don’t always taste the best, often having an earthy taste with a rubbery texture, and they can make people feel quite nauseous.
By adding shrooms to tea, users can cover the taste of shrooms and avoid their unappealing texture altogether. Shroom tea also:
- Offers faster-acting effects.
- Generally leads to shorter yet more intense trips.
- Reduces nausea that raw shrooms can cause.
One of the biggest reasons shroom tea has become such a hit is that users get the effects of both the shrooms and the tea. When combined, shrooms and tea can deliver synergistic effects, creating a unique experience for users.
Depending on the experience you want to have, you can use tea like lavender, which can help calm you, or green tea, which is known for boosting energy. Have a favourite flavour of tea? You can include that in your mix, too. You’ll be able to create a truly personalized experience, from effects to flavour.
How to Make Delicious Magic Mushroom Tea
If we’ve convinced you that shroom tea is a good option for you, the good news is it is relatively easy to make. Just like with any cooking project, the first step is to gather your ingredients and your equipment.
The equipment you will need includes:
- Food scale (for weighing out the correct dose of mushrooms)
- Cannabis or coffee grinder
- Strainer (optional)
Next, let’s gather your ingredients, including:
- Magic mushrooms (in your preferred amount)
- Hot water
- Teabag of your choice (optional)
Got everything you need? Great! Here’s how to put it all together and make your shroom tea. Follow these steps:
- Use your teapot to boil some water.
- Weigh out your mushrooms using the scale to get the amount you want to include in your tea.
- Grind your mushrooms into a powder using your grinder.
- Chop up some ginger and add this to your powdered mushrooms.
- Place these in your teacup or kettle.
- Pour hot water over the mushrooms and ginger.
- Add in your teabag if you are using one.
- Let everything sit for about 10 to 15 minutes.
- Add honey to taste.
If you are worried about nausea or don’t like chunks floating around in your drink, you can always use your strainer to strain out the bits of mushrooms after it has had time to steep.
Reminder: Dosage Is Important
As we’ve mentioned, shrooms are a powerful hallucinogenic. So, a little bit can give you a strong high. Be sure to monitor your dosage when using them, no matter what form you have chosen.
If you haven’t tried shrooms before, use a very small amount and wait to see how it affects you. You can always slowly increase your dose each time until you reach your desired effects. It is better to start low than to take too much and feel overwhelmed.
More and more people are discovering the benefits magic mushrooms have to offer. But because their taste is quite earthy and their texture very rubbery, some people do not enjoy eating them raw. Not to mention, they can leave you with an upset stomach.
Instead, users are discovering other ways to use mushrooms that still provide the high but mask the taste and texture. That’s where magic mushroom tea comes in.
By grinding up shrooms and steeping them in your tea (with your favourite ingredients), you can enjoy all your tea has to offer, with an added boost from the shrooms. Plus, you can create a drink that fits your preferences and is unique to you.
As always, be sure to start with a low dose and allow the tea time to work before you take any more. You can slowly increase the amount you use each time until you are happy with the result.