Staring into the inky indigo depths of a psilocybin mushroom tea is exhilarating.

Just as some mushroom extracts are used to promote our health & well-being, in this article we are going to discover how to make magic mushroom tea, its medical benefits, and standard precautions. Check out our magic mushroom strains and be ready for the mycology journey!

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What is shroom tea?

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Shroom tea is exactly what you think it is: tea with psilocybin mushrooms. Whether you intend to ingest them for a ceremonial healing, a therapeutic journey, or just for fun, this process, we find, really does connect you deeper with the medicine, can be easier on your stomach, and possibly have a stronger effect.

Why people prefer magic mushroom tea.

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Michelle Janiakian, author of My Psilocybin Mushroom Companion, surveyed 50 people and found that most people enjoyed this consumption method's stomach-friendliness. Chewing raw dried mushrooms can be harder on the stomach and less enjoyable to get down, especially for people who get nauseated or don’t love the taste.

Magic mushroom tea benefits.

Are you one of those people who strongly dislike the taste or process of chewing your mushrooms? Do you find mushrooms a little hard on your stomach?

If you are and do, drinking magic mushrooms as tea will quickly become your go-to method of consumption.

Brewing shroom tea and adding your psilocybin mushrooms can make consuming them much more delightful and lighter on your tummy. Plus, you can add things like green tea, ginger, honey, or other herbal tea bags to make your perfect shroom tea. Avoid adaptogens. People like to add their herbal teas of choice, fine magic mushroom powder, and ground ginger into an empty tea bag to begin the process of gaining the shroom tea effects.

The two main benefits of making mushroom tea are:

  • the tea is more pleasant to consume than chewing dried mushrooms — and it’s much easier on your stomach
  • the time it takes to prepare the psychedelic brew can evolve into a precious ritual that focuses your busy mind and gets you in the mushroom mood

But making your own magic mushroom tea unlocks several other key benefits when embarking on a psilocybin journey:

1. Enhances palatability

The most immediate advantage of magic mushroom tea is the improved taste and digestibility it provides. For many, eating raw or dried magic mushrooms can be unpleasant due to their strong, earthy flavor and sometimes unpleasant texture. Tea preparation masks this bitterness, making it a more enjoyable experience for those seeking the therapeutic or recreational effects of psilocybin.

2. Faster Onset and Shorter Duration

The process of brewing magic mushroom tea accelerates the onset of effects, offering a quicker path to the psychedelic experience.

Typically, when ingesting whole mushrooms, the body takes time to break down and digest the fungal matter, leading to a slower onset. With tea, psilocybin is released more rapidly because the mushroom cell walls are easier to break down, allowing users to feel the effects within 20-30 minutes, compared to the 45-60 minutes or longer for traditional consumption.

Additionally, the duration of the trip is often slightly shorter, which can be beneficial for those seeking a more manageable experience.

3. Reduced Gastrointestinal Discomfort

Magic mushroom tea can be gentler on the stomach, minimizing the risk of nausea and digestive discomfort that some individuals may experience when consuming raw mushrooms. The extraction process removes many of the indigestible compounds found in the fungi, promoting a smoother experience and minimizing the chances of stomach upset.

4. Precise Dosing

Preparing magic mushroom tea allows for more precise dosing. By measuring the quantity of mushrooms and controlling the brewing time, users can manage their psilocybin intake more accurately. This level of control is particularly helpful for those seeking a specific intensity of experience or microdosing for therapeutic purposes.

5. Customization and Flavor Variations

Magic mushroom tea is highly customizable. You can add various herbs or flavorings like honey, ginger, or lemon to enhance the tea's taste and effects. Lemon, for instance, is believed to intensify the trip due to its potential to increase psilocybin's bioavailability. Such customization adds a layer of personalization to your journey.

6. Gentle Transition to Psychedelia

The gradual onset of effects offered by magic mushroom tea allows users to ease into their psychedelic experience. This can be especially advantageous for those who are new to psychedelics or wish to navigate their journeys with more comfort and control.

7. Integration into Rituals and Therapy

Magic mushroom tea has a rich history of use in shamanic rituals and therapeutic contexts. The act of brewing and consuming the tea can be part of a meaningful, intentional ceremony or therapeutic session. This can help foster a more profound connection with the experience and a sense of reverence.

8. Overall Wellness and Mindfulness

The ritual of preparing and consuming magic mushroom tea encourages mindfulness and reflection. This mindfulness can enhance the therapeutic or personal growth aspects of a psychedelic experience. By setting intentions and creating a serene environment, individuals may find more profound insights and self-discovery during their journey.

In conclusion, magic mushroom tea offers a myriad of benefits, making it a popular and effective method for experiencing the wonders of psilocybin. Whether you're seeking therapeutic healing, self-discovery, or simply a more enjoyable way to embark on a psychedelic voyage, brewing magic mushroom tea can enhance the entire experience.

How long does shroom tea take to kick in?

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The onset of a mushroom tea trip varies in terms of time. In general, it takes around 30 minutes to an hour for the full effects to kick in.

There are several factors that might impact how long it takes for Psilocybin’s effects to set in, including the type of magic mushroom being brewed, the dose of shrooms, and the potentiator (meaning the reactive agent, like lemon juice or another citrus substance, which can help break down the fungus's cell walls faster, resulting in higher bioavailability.

How long does shroom tea Last?

Again, this really depends on the dosage and a few other factors. However, one can count on the trip to last for between 6 to 8 hours, and sometimes 10 to 12 hours.

What magic mushroom strain is best for shroom tea?

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This part is entirely up to you.

There are over 180 different species of magic mushrooms that grow wild around the globe. Some of the most popular include:

Psilocybe cubensis is the most popular and ubiquitous type of mushroom in the world. It's commonly found in the United States, Central America, Southeast Asia, and Northern parts of South America.

They are typically not necessarily the most potent mushrooms, but if you’re not sure which species of magic mushroom you’d like to try, Psilocybe cubensis is probably your best bet.

But as we illustrated above, there are many different variations, or strains, of psilocybe cubensis. You can really use any kind of mushroom, the variety of strains is very diverse, and the same goes for your experience. We recommend experimenting and finding a strain you connect with and enjoy; feel it out from there.

We wrote the article "How to Choose a Mushroom Strain and How to Use Them Therapeutically" to simplify the strain selection process by providing a step-by-step guide.

Use only the best ingredients for your shroom tea.

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All this being said, using quality ingredients is essential—and magic mushrooms are no exception:

  • Use only the best dried Psilocybin mushrooms available. All mushrooms at My Supply Co. are organic, locally grown, and contaminant-free.
  • Steer clear of caffeinated tea. Caffeine alters vital brain chemistry to mask fatigue, which could make you restless, agitated, or anxious. The presence of uppers adds nothing to the psychedelic experience, apart from possible discomfort on both a physical and emotional level. Matcha is the exception because the L-theanine works synergistically with caffeine, balancing caffeine's effects and promoting calm.

Get creative with the flavors and tea combinations by adding herbs, superfoods, and nutrients.

How you drink magic mushroom tea alters the effects.

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If you drink psilocybin tea slowly, savoring it and taking your time with finishing it, you’ll experience a slow, steady onset, or come-up. Conversely, the rise will be decidedly quicker if you drink it in a hurry.

A very speedy onset, which starts at around 5-10 minutes tops and reaches its peak much more rapidly, could scare some people. Some people love a quick start while others don’t. Either way, it’s good to know beforehand and sip slowly.

Some people maintain that tea produces a much shorter trip, but many more deny this claim.

Perhaps it’s merely a subjective psychological reaction, but as an individual, you’ll only know for sure if you try it.

Do mushrooms lose their strength when boiled?

The most recurring question about this recipe is: will the mushrooms lose potency if placed in boiling water?

The answer is: nobody is sure.

If you place the mushrooms directly in boiling water, at 100ºC or above, the less stable psilocin, Psilocybin's psychoactive metabolite, degrades right away. Psilocybin is thought to be more resistant, and should not lose its potency when placed in the rapidly-cooling cup infused with the tea bag.

The authors known as Virginia Haze and Dr. K Mandrake, who wrote The Psilocybin Mushroom Bible and the Psilocybin Chef Cookbook, say there’s currently no hard proof that heat degrades the potency of psilocybin.

“The advice to stay away from heat is largely anecdotal – that’s not to say that it’s wrong, but it is far from a proven fact,” the authors wrote in a recent Q&A.

“Our own experiences — we have made a lot of shroom tea over the years, and have even baked it into brownies and things — have convinced us that any potency degradation with short heating is minimal, and even with longer baking times it doesn’t seem to affect it too badly, if at all.”

While the answer is unclear, the procedure described above is designed to safeguard the mushrooms’ potency as much as possible. Differences in potency is completely imperceptible, as our and the experience of many users demonstrates.

As a matter of fact, you gain something in flavor — and the reduced nausea is an added bonus too.

If you’re someone who finds the flavor of mushrooms hard to stomach, or who feels nauseous easily, tea is a solution to consider.

Should I throw out the mushroom powder after preparation?

Another question we frequently answer is: should I throw the filtered ground mushrooms away, or eat them?

Making tea makes sense as a way to avoid eating the magic mushrooms, as the time they sit in your stomach before becoming effective is the period in which you risk nausea. So, if nausea is what you’re trying to avoid, you can throw them away without a second thought.

Alternatively, you can lemon tek the filtered ground mushrooms and take a supplemental shot to get the full effects of the mushrooms.

I only have a few mushrooms left. Will the tea be worth it?

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If you only have a few mushrooms at your disposal, and they’re sufficient to deliver the effect you desire, we’d suggest another method: Lemon Tek.

We've written a step-by-step guide to lemon tekking psilocybin mushrooms, but the instructions can be summarized as follows:

  • grind the mushrooms finely
  • in a small bowl or cup, mix the ground mushrooms well with plenty of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • wait 25 minutes and ingest

The lemon will somewhat help with covering the mushroom taste. More importantly, it reduces the nausea, intensifies the trip, and accelerates the magic mushroom's onset. Because of this, we recommend beginners try lemon tekking with half of their usual dose, or less.

Moreover, it being in a liquid form is advantageous as you can swallow it down much faster. The longer you have to chew, the longer you have to taste.

First time with magic mushrooms? Read this.

Magic mushroom tea is a method of particular interest for those trying psilocybin mushrooms for the first time.

If this is true for you, it’s best to enter the magic world of mushrooms incrementally. If you take the “right” dose and the effects still rise a little faster than expected, that alone could be scary. It might go that way, and it might not. Just remember, you’re not racing anyone — there’s always time for future experiences that will help you understand, bit by bit, how mushrooms work with your system.

A few things to keep in mind before your first time using magic mushrooms:

  • Start low. If you're looking to enter the realms of psychedelia, we recommend starting with 1 – 1.5 grams max.
  • Drink slowly. Ideally, it takes 20–30 minutes to finish the tea, allowing the effects to come up progressively and reducing the risk of nausea to a minimum (or even ruling out sickness altogether).

And now, here’s the recipe you’ll need for an optimal magic mushroom tea.

How to make magic mushroom tea that hits the *spot*.

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Servings: 2

This recipe works well for doses of up to 3.5 grams of dried Psilocybin mushrooms. If you up the magic mushroom dosage, we'd recommend upping the quantity of water, as well. Too little water combined with a large mushroom quantity tends to form more of a dense, frothy cream that’s difficult to filter.

Supplies needed:

  • Kettle or saucepan
  • Weed grinder, coffee grinder, mortar and pestle, or a knife and chopping board to break up the dry mushrooms
  • Coffee filter, sieve, or fine mesh filter
  • Teapot


  • Dry Psilocybe Cubensis mushrooms
  • 350-400ml Water, preferably distilled
  • 2 Teabags of quality decaffeinated tea or herbal tea, something which pairs well with the flavour of ginger as well as the eventual lemon juice
  • ½ tbsp Honey
  • ½ Lemon, for juice. This covers the flavour of the mushrooms and helps break down mushroom cell walls
  • Ginger slices, which reduces the chance of nausea even further and helps to cover the mushroom taste

Herbs & additives:

We highly recommend adding nutrients from superfoods like ginger, honey, lemon, rose, turmeric, mint, lavender, or cinnamon to spice up your tea flavor and enhance the vibe. However, we recommend avoiding adaptogens during your trip.

Preparing your mushroom tea (estimated time: 20 minutes)

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Step 1. Weigh out your preferred mushroom dose.

If you don’t have a scale, please get one! There’s nothing worse than taking fewer shrooms or more shrooms than you meant to, only to find out a couple of hours in. A nootropic microdose ranges from 25mg – 300mg. A low hallucinogenic dose starts at around 1g and will result in a sense of euphoria and enhanced senses. A high dose starts at around 3g+ and will likely result in heavy perceptual distortions and, potentially, a sense of ego dissolution. We cover the different doses, their effects, and their benefits in The Ultimate Magic Mushroom Dosage Guide.

Step 2. Grind mushrooms into a powder.

Use the cannabis grinder if you have one. If not, use a coffee grinder, mortar and pestle, or chop them up as finely as possible. Place the ground mushrooms into a cup.

Step 3. Bring water to a boil.

Pour 2 cups of water into the kettle or saucepan and bring it to a boil. Take the water off the heat and leave it to cool down for up to 20 seconds.

Step 4. Chop up some ginger.

While waiting for the water to boil, prepare the ginger and lemon juice. You only need enough to cover the flavor and relieve nausea. Add to the cup with the mushroom powder.

Step 5. Add hot water and infuse.

Add half of the water, around 1 cup, to the cup containing the ground mushrooms. Add the tea bag and leave to infuse for 10–13 minutes.

Step 6. Filter mushroom tea out (1/2).

Remove the tea bag. Pour the contents of the mug through a filter into a teapot. Finally, put the filtered mushroom remains back into the empty cup.

Step 7. Bring water to a boil (again).

Bring the remaining cup of water to a boil, again with a kettle or saucepan. Once the water has boiled, take it off the heat and leave it to cool for 20 seconds max.

Step 8. Add hot water and infuse (again).

Pour the water into the cup that contains the once-filtered ground mushrooms. Add the second teabag and leave it to brew for 10-12 minutes.

Step 9. Filter mushroom tea out (2/2).

Take the tea bag out and filter everything once more, pouring the resulting liquid into a teapot with the tea you prepared in Step 6.

Step 10. Extract the remaining liquid from the mushroom grounds.

Squeeze the mushrooms to extract all the liquid. We recommend putting the grounds in the coffee filter and twisting the open end until the grounds are tightly packed and the juices are easy to squeeze out. Compost the filter and mushroom grounds when you're done.

Step 10. Garnish with love, sip in bliss.

Now, in your teapot, you have a fully prepared helping of magic mushroom tea. Pour it into the mug of your choosing – filtering it in the process once again, if you want to – and drink it up. The result should be potent and taste as good as it can.

Add a tablespoon of honey, some bits of ginger, and a splash of lemon juice.

Now you have two fully prepared helpings of magic mushroom tea. Pour it into the mug of your choice and sip in bliss.

The result should be potent and taste as good as it can.

What is lemon tekking?

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Do you get an upset stomach and nausea when eating shrooms’? This could be the right method for you. Although this is known to be a more advanced technique, as it intensifies the trip quite a bit, it can also be used for smaller doses to help people that tend to get upset stomach and nausea as the lemon will break down the material for you similar to how your stomach acid does.

WARNING: The onset trip will come on much faster, more intense, and won’t last as long.

Other ways to consume mushrooms.

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If this method isn’t your cup of tea (LOL), there are many other ways to consume mushrooms—and people are becoming more and more inventive as research expands and they become more mainstream.

There are shroom chocolates, hot cacao beverages, shroom gummies, shroom kombucha, microdose capsules (like Brain Stack, our master nootropic formula and microdose supplement), macrodose capsules (like Balanced High, our energetic and uplifting macrodose formula) and then the straight-up traditional method: munching on dried mushrooms (you can top your pizza with them or enjoy a scoop of peanut butter with them).

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Making your own magic mushroom edibles is also a fun, snacky way to mask the taste of magic mushrooms. You can make magic mushroom brownies, or easy-to-dose on-the-go snacks like magic mushroom gummies.

Each of these different psilocybin consumption methods can encompass their own ritual and experience. Beware of the change in potency depending on each method. Do your research first! Also, be mindful that when psilocybin is subjected to heat, this could deteriorate the psychedelic properties. HERE is a great cookbook if you are down to experiment.

A note on nausea.

Many people don’t actually experience nausea as a side effect. Some of us at My Supply Co. have, but some of us have never — not once.

Some people get it the first few times, but not after that.

The problem might largely be caused by whatever people have eaten for their last meal and how many hours they’ve fasted before consumption. We've written about the types of food to eat and how long to fast for in our guide, "How to Prepare for a Magic Mushroom Trip."

Take note of these factors before your trip, and you might be able to resolve the issue quickly and easily.

For some, nausea may be a result of the nasty taste of dry magic mushrooms. If that’s the case, the solution is to camouflage the taste and prepare some kind of liquid concoction that can be drunk quickly — maybe even while holding your nose. Given that scent accounts for so much of what we experience as taste, this helps you avoid detecting any flavor at all.

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