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Mushroom tea
    #768573 - 07/22/02 07:59 PM (15 years, 1 month ago)

I was under the impression that applying significant amounts of heat to shrooms causes them to be less potent. Because making tea requires boiling water, are dried mushrooms "immune" to heat, or do they lose potency in the tea brewing process?

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Re: Mushroom tea [Re: Anonymous]
    #769052 - 07/22/02 10:33 PM (15 years, 1 month ago)

yes, heat does destroy the psilocybin if you over cook the shrooms. a lot of peole make that mistake. i did, before i knew better.
what you want to do is grind up the shrooms in a coffee grinder, or at least dice them up really fine. make tea as you normally would. stronger flavors are better. when you remove the tea bags, add your shroom powder. flavoring with honey helps. try to finish your tea in 5 or 10 minutes, and swirl the cup as you drink so you don't end up with a pile of sludge at the bottom.
there are easier ways, though. if you put your powder on a folded piece of paper, you can funnel it right into your mouth and chase it down with OJ or cranberry juice or something. you don't have to chew it at all, so if you're quick you barely taste it.

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Re: Mushroom tea [Re: Anonymous]
    #770256 - 07/23/02 12:18 PM (15 years, 1 month ago)

I think using fresh mushrooms are better for making tea.
In fresh mushrooms their is more psilocybin - 1 psilocybin breaks down into 2 psilocin. I assume that that happens not only when the mushroom is dried, but also when heat is applied, so it less chemical breakdown would occure.

Lots of people also say that heat really doent break down the magic chemicals in mushrooms THAT much... its less of a deal then everyone makes it out to be. I think heat for extended periods of time such as days or extream heat. Its not a big deal if you just let the mushrooms simmer in water - not boil.

Someone correct me if I'm wrong.

Edited by TeKHeAD009 (07/23/02 12:21 PM)

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