Mushroom tea

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Mushroom tea
Chemical Nomenclature
Common names Psilocybin, Psilocybin mushrooms, Magic Mushrooms, Shrooms, 4-PO-DMT
Substitutive name 4-Phosphoryloxy-N,N-dimethyltryptamine
Systematic name 3-[2-(Dimethylamino)ethyl]-1H-indol-4-ol
Class Membership
Psychoactive class Psychedelic
Chemical class Tryptamine
Routes of Administration

WARNING: Always start with lower doses due to differences between individual body weight, tolerance, metabolism, and personal sensitivity. See responsible use section.

Threshold 2.5 mg Psilocybin
Light 2.5 - 10 mg Psilocybin
Common 10 - 25 mg Psilocybin
Strong 25 - 50 mg Psilocybin
Heavy 50 mg Psilocybin +
Total 6 - 8 hours
Onset 20 - 45 minutes
Come up 1 - 1.5 hours
Peak 2 - 2.5 hours [1]
Offset 2.5 - 3.5 hours
After effects 4 - 24 hours

DISCLAIMER: PW's dosage information is gathered from users and resources for educational purposes only. It is not a recommendation and should be verified with other sources for accuracy.



As psilocybin mushrooms are capable of being harvested in nature, there is a major risk in misidentifying mushroom species and accidentally consuming poisonous, if not lethal varieties. This can be avoided by educating oneself in advance on how to properly identify the correct species of mushroom and the potential look-alike mushrooms found within one's local area. It is recommended to not learn to do this by oneself, but instead, have someone experienced in mushroom-picking as a mentor.


  • Dose of psilocybin mushrooms
  • 250ml tap water
  • One tea bag of any kind of tea (not only limited to tea, e.g., peppermint works pretty well)
  • Sweetener (sugar, honey, etc)
  • One small pan or a microwave
  • One glass


  1. The chosen tea of the tea bag should be brewed as usual or by following the producer's instructions.
  2. The sweetener should be added to the tea.
  3. The mushrooms must be minced and placed into the void glass of water.
  4. One or two minutes after the tea stops boiling, it should be poured over the minced mushrooms into the glass.
  5. The person should wait for five to ten minutes and then enjoy their tea. The onset is faster than simply eating the mushrooms.


When using Psilocybe cubensis for oral consumption but is generally considered to be:

  • Threshold: 0.25 grams
  • Light: 0.25 - 1.5 grams
  • Common: 1.5 - 3 grams
  • Strong: 3 - 5 grams
  • Heavy: 5 grams +

It should be noted that other species of mushroom can have significantly different dosages.


Mushroom tea can be brewed without the addition of tea and sweetener, or added to other food recipes, particularly for the purposes of masking the mushrooms' flavor. For example, the liquid can be added to soup, or included in a gelatin-based dessert.

See also

  1. Pablo Mallaroni, Natasha L. Mason , Johannes T. Reckweg, Riccardo Paci, Sabrina Ritscher, Stefan W. Toennes, Eef L. Theunissen, Kim P.C. Kuypers, Johannes G. Ramaekers (May 2023). "Assessment of the acute effects of 2C-B vs psilocybin on subjective experience, mood and cognition". Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics. doi:10.1002/cpt.2958.