In the growing community of psychonauts worldwide, ‘lemon tek’ is a common term that you may or may not have heard before. So what exactly does it mean, and how does it work? Keep reading to find out more!
What is Lemon Tek?
Lemon Tek (a shortened form of ‘technique’) is a name for the practice of soaking magic mushrooms in lemon juice before ingesting them.
How does it work? The going theory is that the acidity of the lemon juice converts the psilocybin in the shrooms into psilocin. Usually this happens in your stomach when you digest them, but bypassing this step has a few key benefits on the mushrooms.
For example, some people feel nauseated when they have to ingest the whole mushrooms, but not when they use the lemon tek. Another common reason for using this technique is to make the most of a small amount of mushrooms, as psychedelics may be hard to come by or expensive to obtain in some places. Many people have noticed a boost in the intensity of effects using this method.
Benefits of Lemon Tek
Here are some of the benefits of using lemon tek to prepare your magic mushrooms. Keep in mind that what is considered a benefit for one person may not be ideal for another. Also, every mushroom experience and person is different, so not all benefits may be noticed each time.
Many people with lemon tek experience have noticed the following positive effects:
- Less unpleasant taste & texture
- Reduced chance of nausea & stomach upset
- Less powerful body load
- Shorter onset of trip
- More intense effects
- Shorter duration of trip
Step-By-Step Method: Lemon Tek Tea
You will need:
– Mushrooms, weighed out to your preferred dose
– Lemon or lime juice
– A coffee grinder or sharp knife & cutting board
– Your favourite tea (something with ginger is good)
– Cheesecloth or a coffee filter
– Small glass or bowl
– Kettle, mug & spoon
– Honey or sugar
Step 1 – Grind the pre-measured mushrooms into a powder with a coffee grinder. Alternatively, chop them as finely as possible. Place in a small glass or bowl.
Step 2 – Cover the ground up mushrooms fully in lemon or lime juice and let soak for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Step 3 – Pour the mixture through cheesecloth or a coffee filter, into a mug. Strain out any leftover mushroom pieces and discard safely.
Step 4 – Boil water and make your favourite tea. Something made with ginger will help further if you are prone to nausea.
Step 5 – Add the lemon-mushroom blend to your tea. Stir well and add honey or sugar to taste.
Drink and enjoy! Remember that the lemon tek could very well make your psilocybin mushroom experience much more magical, and powerful, so dose carefully.
Let us know in the comments below if you’ve tried this technique for ingesting shrooms before! We’re curious to hear about your trippy times!
Shroom Wave provides medical psilocybin mushrooms for delivery across Canada. Our variety of edibles, tinctures, teas and more gives you a solution for anything from microdosing to chilling out to tripping!
Check out our other entertaining and educational articles about psilocybin mushrooms here!