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How to Make Mushroom Tea in 3 Easy Ways

With the development of civilization, if anything is keeping up, it is the development of new variations of tea, correct?

But what’s all the hype about mushrooms? They are all over the internet lately, and you are here because you want the best guide to reach the magic mushroom tea. So what’s stopping you? Read on to know how to make mushroom tea!

How to Make Mushroom Tea?

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Widely known for their rich taste and surprising health benefits, mushrooms are like vegan chicken with a meaty texture. These umbrella-shaped structures are stuffed with a lot of vitamins and minerals.

Fun fact: Mushrooms also alleviate the risk of developing serious health conditions.

Psilocybin mushrooms are also known as magic mushrooms or mushrooms or shrooms. On eating these mushrooms, which are a type of fungi, psilocybin is released. Psilocybin mushrooms are also called psychedelic mushrooms.

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Mushrooms make magic in every way possible. They boost our immune system, impact weight loss, and they also lower blood pressure and are a rich source of vitamin D. But does mushroom tea provide us with all of these benefits?

Magic Mushroom Tea:

Tea is all about magic without suspense, from solitude to sensory experiences to supporting internal functions to reducing stress. Before we get into making magic mushroom tea, let’s see how it makes a difference in our life.

Many benefits can be added to your cup of tea with a little addition of mushroom powder. Besides its essence of deliciousness, it is a source of minerals, vitamins, and many micronutrients. Psychoactive mushrooms are also used in spiritual processes and also by healers.

Yes, and the easiest way to bring all of these into your routine is the ‘magic mushroom tea.’ Because to eat mushrooms is to make a recipe that will consume at least 2 hours. Why choose the hard way when you can enjoy the best rich taste of mushrooms within half an hour?

Magic mushrooms are magical fungi that give us relaxation. Let’s get into making the magic tea with shrooms. The first thing to be done is to decide which mushroom to use. The most known types of mushrooms are Chaga, Cordyceps, Lion’s Mane, Maitake, and Reishi.

Let us look at 3 amazing ways to make your experience with mushrooms an epic one!

Method 1

Let’s start with the Chaga mushroom tea. But what’s Chaga? Is that the question bothering you?

Chaga was used as an herbal in ancient times. It consists of minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants. It is a go-to tea when you think of natural health products.

Chaga mushrooms are also used in curing cancer. These types of mushrooms help in weight loss too. Chaga mushrooms are also called ‘miracle mushrooms.’

What You Need:

  • 1-inch Chaga cube or a Chaga tea bag
  • 1 cup of water

How To Make It:

Step-1: Take a teapot or any kettle to boil the water. Add the 2 cups of water into the teapot.

Step-2: Grind the Chaga cubic chunk using a coffee grinder. Or, if you have Chaga tea bags, this step can be overlooked. But Chaga mushrooms are mostly preferred as pure chunks to receive their health benefits.

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Step-3: When the water starts boiling, place the Chaga chunks into the boiling water using a tea infuser.

Step-4: Let the Chaga mushroom tea steep for at least 5 minutes. If you are using tea bags, you can wait for 6-8 minutes.

Step-5: Let the tea cool down for at least 45 seconds.

Step-6: Pour the Chaga mushroom tea into your cup. And now you can enjoy your cup of magic Chaga shroom tea.

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One benefit of making Chaga mushroom tea is that you refrigerate the leftover tea. But use it within 7 days.

Chaga tea has a unique, distinct taste, earthy and not at all unpleasant. Don’t even try comparing its taste with the mushrooms you buy at the store.

Method 2

Reishi Marjoram and Honey Tea

Reishi mushroom is also known as the mushroom of immortality. For thousands of years, reishi mushrooms were used as traditional medicines.

Reishi mushrooms are one of the rarest mushrooms. It grows at the bottom of hardwood trees. It is mostly seen in Asian countries like Japan and China.

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What You Need:

  • 5 grams of dried reishi mushroom
  • 5 grams of fine ginger
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 5 cups of water

How to Make it:

Step-1: Get a teapot or any pot to boil water. Pour the 5 cups of water into the pot.

Step-2: Lower the simmer and add reishi mushrooms into the teapot as the water starts to boil.

Step-3: Let the water boil along with reishi mushrooms for at least 20 minutes to 30 minutes. You can add water accordingly if you think the quantity is lower than you need.

Step-5: Grate the ginger and add it to the water. Let it be in simmer for at least 10 minutes to 15 minutes.

Step-6: Get a strainer, and strain the tea into a mug.

Step-7: Add honey as you need and stir the tea.

Step-8: Pour it into one of your tea mugs and enjoy the rich aroma and classic taste of reishi mushroom tea.

Reishi mushrooms can boost our immunity system, These reishi mushrooms also help in fighting cancer. The other potential benefits of reishi mushrooms are that it reduces fatigue.

These mushrooms also reduce depression. Reishi mushrooms are also known for their beneficial properties in maintaining blood sugar levels and heart health.

Method 3

Lemon Tek Tea

Lemon trekking is all about making the psilocybin mushrooms settle in lemon or lemon juice before consuming it.

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Note: This is for those who have experienced the magic of mushrooms and want to explore more of them. And people are not recommended to have their first time with mushrooms to be lemon tek tea.

And through this process of lemon trekking, the psilocybin mushroom tea develops entheogenic effects. Lemons turn psilocybin into psilocin, but that might not be the only reason behind its effects.

What You Need:

  • Mushrooms of your dose
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Lemons or limes as per the dose
  • Cheesecloth or a coffee filter (if ‘to reduce nausea’ is your reason for trying this out)

How To Make It:

Step-1: Use a coffee grinder to grind the mushrooms and place them in a cup

Step-2: Squeeze the lemons or limes using a lemon squeezer into a glass.

Step-3: Pour the lemon juice over the ground mushrooms so that they can be completely covered in the lemon juice.

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Step-4: Let the ground mushrooms settle in the lemon juice for 15 to 20 minutes. Let it sit and stir it occasionally.

Step-5: A few put the shrooms and lemon juice in a shaker and shake for at least 15 minutes

Step-6: Strain the mushrooms from the lemon juice using a cheesecloth or a coffee filter into your mug.

Step-7: This shot can now be added to your hot cup of tea after the tea is steeped. And now you can drink and enjoy the classic taste of lemon tek tea.

You can use green tea or ginger tea to add lemon tea. This shot of lemon tea gives you a psychedelic experience.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What kind of tea is mushroom tea?

Mushroom tea is a mushroom infusion produced with edible/medicinal mushrooms or hallucinogenic mushrooms.

2. Is mushrooms hot or cold for the body?

Mushrooms can be termed as cold for the body due to their properties and the nutritional values they provide.

3. Is mushroom helpful or harmful?

Mushrooms provide macronutrients that promote immune system health, so they are helpful in general. But be cautious whilst picking your mushrooms!

Summing it Up

Mushroom tea is the easiest way possible to get all the nutrients it consists of. Making magic mushroom tea using magic mushrooms and experiencing the magical feeling is no longer a mystery.

Reishi mushrooms are ground mushrooms that help in improving sleep. Drinking hot mushroom tea leaves us with a rich flavour of mushrooms. Consuming any recipe that is mentioned above makes you active. But keep in mind that mushrooms are available fresh in July and August.

Consuming or eating mushrooms and having mushroom tea are very distinct things. The process of brewing mushrooms gives us a stronger flavour of mushrooms. And being the faster way, this method gains the love of many.

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The first recipe mentioned, Chaga mushroom tea, helps in lowering cholesterol. The method of making psilocybin magic mushroom tea is different for different types of mushrooms.

The colour of Chaga mushroom tea is darker than a cup of black coffee. The common variety of reishi mushrooms gives a red colour, but other types of reishi can elicit blue, yellow, and black colours. If brewed correctly, they don’t taste bitter.

The taste of mushroom tea would differ from pure mushroom chunks to tea bags. Because pure and fresh mushrooms hold a stronger essence of psilocybin and result in physiological effects that last for at least half an hour.

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So waste no time and brew the magic mushroom tea!

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