Mushroom tea is an excellent way to ingest magic mushrooms, as long as you brew it correctly.
This quick guide will get you started.
What is mushroom tea?
Mushroom tea is exactly what it sounds like: a tea infused with psilocybin. Psilocybin is the primary psychoactive ingredient in “magic mushrooms” that produces the effects.
Some people ingest magic mushrooms for fun, others do it in therapeutic settings with the hopes of addressing specific health concerns.
Potential health benefits of psilocybin:
Relief from depression
Relief from anxiety
Help with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
Treatment for other substance addictions
Treatment for certain cancer-related psychological conditions
There are many different types of psilocybin mushrooms that can be used to make mushroom tea. Examples include Golden Teachers, Liberty Caps, and Landslide Mushrooms.
What types of mushrooms are best for mushroom tea?
Chances are the different types of mushrooms don’t mean much to you right now. They have not been legalized, only decriminalized in certain states; and because of that, you have to just take what you can get whenever you are blessed with them (or you can grow your own).
Still, it is worth knowing the different types out there, so you can tailor the experience to your body once they become available to you. However that may happen.
Different types of psychedelic mushrooms:
Psilocybe cubensis, called Golden Teachers
Psilocybe cyanescens, called Wavy Caps
Copelandia cyanescens, called Blue Meanies
Psilocybe azurescens, called Flying Saucer Mushrooms
Psilocybe semilanceata, called Liberty Caps
Psilocybe mexicana, called Conical Caps
Psilocybe baeocystis, called Knobby Tops, Blue Bells, and Bottle Caps
Psilocybe tampanensis, called Magic Truffles
Psilocybe caerulescens, called Landslide Mushrooms
Psilocybe caerulipes, called Blue Foot Mushroom
Psilocybe stuntzii, called Blue Ringer Mushroom and Stuntz’s Blue Legs
Psilocybe cubensis are the most popular and common types of mushrooms. There are many different types of psilocybe cubensis, like Penis Envy, Albinos, B+, etc. Same goes for the other categories of magic mushrooms. The best type of these to use for mushroom tea is entirely up to you. Experiment, find a strain of them that you enjoy, and go from there.
Why do people drink mushroom tea?
There are a few reasons people drink mushroom tea. For one, to explore the potential health benefits to using psilocybin in general. For two, mushroom tea is a pretty easy way to administer psilocybin. For three, mushrooms can taste pretty funky and nasty. Drinking mushroom tea, especially with certain natural herbs and additives, is an easy way to mitigate the usual flavor of mushrooms.
What ingredients make mushroom tea?
To make mushroom tea, the ingredients are pretty simple. You only need mushrooms, water, a pot, and a heat source. For added pizzazz, you can increase flavor by adding things like ginger, honey, lemon, etc.