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    How to Make Truffle Tea: A Step-by-Step Guide

    How to Make Truffle Tea: A Step-by-Step Guide

    Discover how to craft a captivating brew to enter the magical world of truffles! Magic truffles, also known as psilocybin truffles or sclerotia, share the active substances and effects to mushrooms, providing a unique psychedelic experience at a 'normal' or higher dosage - often referred to as a macrodose. Some people find the taste of truffles unappealing, with a nutty and sour flavor, particularly when chewed. One way to bypass this is by brewing them into tea. In this comprehensive guide, we'll take you step by step through the process of making truffle tea with fresh truffles, along with a number of essential tips to consider.

    What are Magic Truffles and Why Tea?

    Magic truffles, also known as sclerotia, are the underground parts of certain fungi containing psilocybin. Psilocybin is the active (psychoactive) compound capable of inducing an altered state of consciousness (a trip). It's also found in mushrooms. Truffles and mushrooms are often used for recreational purposes and increasingly in the West as aids in therapeutic and spiritual journeys. In other parts of the world, like Mexico, this has been practiced for centuries.

    While truffles can be eaten directly by chewing, making truffle tea offers several advantages over consuming them whole. Firstly, the brewing process makes the active compounds in the truffles easier to digest, often leading to faster onset of effects and reducing stomach discomfort (nausea) some people experience when eating them. Additionally, tea-making can soften the taste of truffles.

    Note: Before making tea, it's advisable to have a good understanding of the workings and effects of truffles. Truffles are not suitable for everyone, and it's important to be aware of factors such as set and setting and to acknowledge that a truffle journey can be not only beautiful but sometimes very intense. Make sure you're well informed and prepared to enter the magical world of truffles! Chapter 6 of this guide also addresses this. Also, this article from "Spuiten en Slikken" is recommended: 5 tips for the first time tripping.

    Preparation and Materials

    Before starting to make truffle tea, it's important to make some preparations and have the necessary materials on hand.

    • Fresh magic truffles: Ensure you have fresh, high-quality truffles. The exact dosage may vary, so do some research to determine the appropriate dose for your experience level. You can find multiple varieties in our store (in the magic truffles category).
    • (Kitchen) scale: To accurately measure the truffles.
    • Cutting board and knife: To clean and chop the truffles into pieces.
    • Kettle or pot: To heat water for making the tea. A kettle is handy for quick and easy boiling water, while a pot on the stove works fine too.
    • Tea Bags or tea strainer: Optional, but useful for separating the truffles during brewing.
    • Teacup or mug: A large teacup or mug to pour your truffle tea into.
    • Optional: Flavorings such as honey, lemon juice, or herbs to enhance the taste of the truffle tea.

    Dosage and Types of Magic Truffles

    Determining the right dosage of magic truffles is crucial for your trip. It largely determines how intense the experience will be. However, the dosage can vary depending on the strength (potency) of the truffles, your tolerance, and experience level. If you have little or no experience, it's always wise to start cautiously with a slightly lower dose. Note that these are dosages for a psychedelic trip or journey, not for microdosing!

    • Mild experience: 5-10 grams of fresh truffles
    • Average experience: 10-15 grams of fresh truffles
    • Strong experience: 15-20 grams of fresh truffles
    • Very strong experience: 20 grams or more of fresh truffles

    Keep in mind that the dosage above is a general guideline, and the effects can vary from person to person (after all, every body is different!) and the type of truffle you're using. Therefore, always consult the packaging or point of sale.

    Instructions for Making Truffle Tea

    Now that you have all the necessary materials and are familiar with the dosage, we can begin making the tea. Follow the steps below carefully for a successful brew:

    Step 1: Clean Fresh Truffles

    Remove the magic truffles from the packaging and rinse fresh magic truffles gently under cold water to remove dirt or substrate residues (where the truffles are grown).

    Use a knife to cut any hard pieces or dirt from the truffles.

    Step 2: Grind the Truffles

    Slice the clean truffles into small pieces or use a mortar to grind them finely.

    Step 3: Boil the Water

    Bring enough water to a boil in a kettle or pot. The amount of water depends on the number of people drinking the tea and the desired strength of the tea.

    Step 4: Add the Truffles

    Place the finely ground truffles in a tea bag or tea strainer and add them to the boiling water. Ensure the truffles are fully submerged.

    Step 5: Let the Mixture Stand

    Reduce the heat and let the mixture sit for about 15 to 20 minutes. Keep the water just below boiling. Be careful not to let the water boil too vigorously, as this can break down the active compounds.

    Step 6: Strain the Truffle Tea

    Remove the tea bags or tea strainer with the finely ground truffles from the water. Use a spoon to press out as much liquid from the truffles as possible. Discard the remaining truffles, as most of the active compounds have already been absorbed (extracted).

    Optionally, add some honey to sweeten your tea.

    Your truffle tea is now ready to drink!

    Tips for an Optimal Experience

    Want to make the most of your truffle experience? Be sure to read the following tips as well.

    Ensure a comfortable and safe environment: Create a calm and familiar environment where you feel relaxed and comfortable. Avoid external distractions and ensure a good atmosphere.

    Prepare mentally: Take the time to mentally prepare for the experience. Set positive intentions, be open to the experience, and maintain a positive mindset.

    Start with a lower dose: Especially if you're new to truffles, it's advisable to start with a lower dose to explore the effects and acclimatize to the experience.

    Drink the tea slowly: Take your time and drink the truffle tea slowly. This allows for gradual absorption of the active compounds. Also, this way, you mentally prepare for the experience. There's no need to rush!

    Eat lightly beforehand: It's recommended to eat a light meal 1 to 2 hours before consuming truffle tea. A soup or small salad, for example. This can help prevent stomach discomfort. On an empty stomach, the trip may start earlier but also be shorter.

    Ensure you're with people you feel comfortable with: If you choose to drink the truffle tea with others, make sure they are people you trust and who have experience with psychedelic journeys. It's also always nice to have someone nearby who remains sober. This person is often called a trip sitter. Do you have a housemate? Let them know you're going to trip.

    Avoid crowded places and situations where you might feel uncomfortable or anxious: A busy city, party, or (music) festival is often not a good idea. Don't participate in traffic - so don't drive a car, bike, or machines. Estimating distances and risks can be very difficult during a trip.

    In Conclusion

    Making truffle tea is a great way to explore the magical world of magic truffles. With the right preparation, dosage, and safety measures, you can have an enchanting experience.

    Always realize that psychedelic experiences are personal. What works for one person may be very different for another. Listen to your own needs, feelings, and intuition, and respect the power of the truffles.

    Enjoy your truffle tea experience, but always take care of your own well-being and safety. When in doubt, consult a professional or expert in psychedelics.

    Embark on this journey and discover the depths of your consciousness with truffles. Let yourself be amazed by the mysterious world that unfolds before you!

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