How to Make Magic Mushroom Tea
With more and more people opening their minds to mushrooms’ healing and therapeutic properties, there is more interest in various ways of taking them. There are, of course, many ways that you can choose to indulge in mushrooms, but a popular method is making mushroom tea. It’s nearly as simple as it sounds, but for those of you wondering how to make mushroom tea, we’ve got the whole process below.
Magic Mushroom Tea Recipe
What you’ll need:
- Ingredient bowl
- Coffee grinder (or anything that will allow you to chop up the mushrooms finely)
- Strainer or coffee filter
- Your favourite mug
- Your preferred dose of mushrooms (ground mushrooms can help here)
- At least 2 cups of hot water, more if you’d like
- Tea (optional)
- Honey (optional)
- Chopped, raw ginger (optional)
- Weigh your dose. Be very careful with this step, especially if you’re a first-time magic mushroom tea maker. You’ll want to take the same dose you usually do, or perhaps a few grams less, as the tea allows the mushrooms to be absorbed faster.
- Grind up your shrooms. You can do this using a coffee grinder (make sure the coffee is all cleaned out!), a mortar and pestle, or you can chop them by hand but remember, they have to be very fine.
- Chop up your ginger and add it to your mushroom powder. Ginger is optional but is very helpful with calming the stomach and covering the taste of the mushrooms in the tea.
- Bring your water to a boil. Once it has boiled, allow the water to sit for about 20 seconds.
- Add half of the water to the mushroom and ginger mix in a cup or container. If you’re adding a teabag, you can do so here. Allow to steep for about 10 minutes.
- Strain the tea into a mug.
- Bring the second half of your water to a boil, and once again, let rest for about 20 seconds once it has boiled.
- Pour the water over the mushrooms, ginger and teabag mixture allowing it to steep for another 10 minutes.
- Strain the tea into the same mug as the first batch.
- Add honey to taste if desired.
- Throw away the remaining mushrooms.
And that’s how to make mushroom tea! You can use it as a method to microdose or macrodose. Once you’ve made it a few times, you may want to make some adjustments to the ingredients and process. If you find that double steeping the mushrooms doesn’t work for you, steeping them only once is absolutely an option. You can also play with additives and other flavour options you can add to your mushroom tea. Green tea, chamomile, or lemon tea are all popular flavours that compliment the earthy taste of mushrooms. Magic mushroom tea can make your trip come on faster, as the mushrooms are finely ground, and it can also lessen the time of your trip. If you experience nausea when taking mushrooms, learning how to make mushroom tea is an excellent alternative as the tea and ginger combination can lessen feelings of nausea. For many, the ritual of making the mushroom tea is the perfect lead-in to the trip itself. Drying your shrooms into tea is also a good way to make them last longer.
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