Have you ever tried taking your truffles with lime juice? Ever noticed the slightly higher potency that comes with Lemon tekking your mushrooms or truffles? If no, we are here to talk about Lemon tek tea, how to make it, and how to get high using lemon tek tea.
Generally, people might not opt to believe that this a real thing and find it debatable, but Lemon tekking your mushrooms and truffles actually have a chemical background, and we are here to talk about it.
Lemon Tek Tea: Breaking Down The Buzz
Psychonauts claim that you can have your mushrooms or truffles in the form of a Lemon juice drink and get high, which is true. The chemical composition of mushrooms is such that they contain Psilocybin, a psychoactive compound. The Psilocybin is present as a prodrug, which means that it is inactive. To activate it, one requires an acidic medium. Once activated, it converts to Psilocin, which is psychoactive and makes you high.
What usually happens when you take mushrooms, the Psilocybin present in it gets activated when mixed with the stomach’s acidic secretions. And this is how it is converted to Psilocin. A dephosphorylation reaction does this.
The reaction can be carried outside the stomach, too, by mixing the mushroom with either citrus fruits that contain citric acid or vinegar that contains acetic acid. This is the science behind lemon tekking. By the process of lemon tekking, one improves the absorption of Psilocin, and thus it can deliver its effects quickly.
How Does Lemon Tekking Work?
When we talk about making Lemon tek tea, we are just talking about theoretical knowledge. Scholarly mycologists and fungi educators to date haven’t spoken of any research concluded data that guides as to how Lemon tekking works. This may sound confusing, but we have a very strong theory that indicates the mechanism of action of Lemon tekking.
As we already know, Psilocybin, the compound present in mushrooms, requires an acidic medium to be dephosphorylated into its active compound psilocin.
Now, lemon juice helps in this dephosphorylation. In the stomach, due to the release of HCL, the pH is maintained around 1.5 to 3, lemons contain citric acid having a pH of 2-2.6. This pH fulfills the requirement of the dephosphorylation reaction. This can be done by using vinegar too.
However, acetic present in the vinegar doesn’t have pH like this. It has a comparatively higher pH.
With this hypothesis in mind, we will now to the method of making lemon tek tea to make you high.
How Can I Make Lemon Tek Tea?
The ingredients that you need to make your cup of Lemon tek tea are here;
- Dry Truffles
- Lemons or lime juice
Get the right amount of mushroom and using a blender, grind the dry mushrooms into a powder. You can use a coffee grinder to make the powder as fine as possible.
Place the powder in a glass.
Now mix fresh lemon juice or lime juice with the powdered mushrooms in the glass.
Let the powder sit in the lemon juice for 10-15 minutes, occasionally stirring it.
Either you can drink the mixture now or make a tea out of It, which takes us to our next step.
Boil a cup of water and take it off the stove.
Now place two tea bags into it and add the mixture of lemon juice and mushroom powder.
Sip your tea and enjoy the effects.
You can strain the mushrooms from your drink if you like it that way.
Frequently Asked Questions
Foremostly, you increase Psilocin’s absorption in the stomach and allow it to deliver the effects quickly. You get rid of the nauseating feeling that comes when you take Mushrooms alone. Lemon tekking makes the experience more intense, faster, and more robust.
You should take a small amount of mushroom and grind it into powder. For beginners, the dose is low and is usually between 0.2-0.5 grams of dry mushroom powder. If you are taking fresh mushrooms, the dose can be 2-5 grams. To increase the psychedelic effects of your tea, you can increase the dose, but remember that you need to do it gradually; otherwise, you may feel sick.
You can use orange juice too, but it will not produce the effects similar to lemon juice as the pH of orange juice is higher than three while we need acidic pH for the dephosphorylation reaction.
Psilocybin and Psilocin are psychedelic substances that have structural similarities to serotonin, and thus they are agonists at the serotonin receptors. They produce serotonin-like effects, which include intense euphoria, getting high hand disinhibition. You feel more relaxed and happier.
Usually, the effects start appearing within 10 to 45 minutes of intake of your Lemon tek teacup. The peak effects appear after an hour or two, and the effects generally last up to six to eight hours. The stronger your dose, the longer your effects last.
If you take only mushrooms, the effects start appearing after 30-90 minutes, and peak reaches three hours later. So, it is evident that lemon tekking helps you in achieving results quicker.
Some users complain that they feel acid reflux after consuming the lemon tek tea, and this is true for those who have acid reflux disease or generally sensitive gastrointestinal tract. To avoid this, please skip a meal, as in do not eat anything for 3-4 hours before taking Lemon tek tea. With food in your stomach, gastric acidic secretions will be released. Adding to those secretions, lemon tek tea makes it an intensely acidic environment resulting in acid reflux. Also, while you are at it, please avoid taking alcohol or any other substances that may cause stomach upset.
Always start with a low dose of mushroom to avoid any possible side effects.
You have to be very careful with the type of mushrooms you use for lemon tekking, because more potent strains of mushies may not require lemon tekking. Strains like Psilocybe cubensis and Albino Penis Envy are too strong and intense. You can use Psilocybe Tampensis, Psilocybe Mexicana, and Psilocybe Caerulescens for lemon tekking, but in half the dose of raw mushrooms.
Mushrooms can bring about magical effects, but the trick lies in the technique you consume them. For some, the raw form of mushrooms is too nauseating, and they need another method to take it. Lemon Tek Tea is one method to take your dose of mushies to get high, but keep in mind that dosing matters a lot. If you are a beginner, you need to know that you require minimal doses of mushrooms, either dry or fresh, to achieve the effect. Taking a high dose might be too sickening and will require medical intervention. If you have any existing medical conditions, please avoid this combination.
Have fun, but responsibly.