African Transkei is the first African psilocybe cubensis strain to enter our North American market in wide circulation. The Transkei is a spectacular coastal wilderness in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. It is home to the proud Xhosa people. This magical mushroom strain was found growing in the shade on Nguni Cattle dung.
Transkei’s are small to medium in size, and delicate. The caps are like buttons, offering orange brown colours. The stems are twisted and gnarly.
Effects of African Transkei’s
The effect of the Transkei’s are on the potent side of the spectrum. This strain offers effects that are quite long-lasting. Users experience firework visuals, bold coloured waves or fractals, with a full sense of living in the moment. If you’re looking for a type of mushroom that can help you reach the next level in profound moments of experience and thought, this might be the perfect strain for you to try. At high doses this is medicine can offers deep journeys, but please be cautious when using magic mushrooms.
Ways to ingest magic mushrooms
Everybody has their favourite method. There are several easy methods. The first thing you will need is a scale for accurate dosing. You want the scale to have at least accuracy to one decimal point. That way, you can weigh out portions to the tenth of a gram. Next, weigh out your preferred dose. If this is your first time using magic mushrooms, please start with one gram or less. If you get anxious in new situations, the best route is to start with 0.1 or 0.2 grams.
Different methods of ingestion
Now that you have your dose prepared, there are different ways to ingest. Some people like to just chew ’em up and swallow them right then and there. Some others don’t like the taste of raw magic mushrooms, so instead they put them on toast and coat them in peanut butter to mask the taste. Others put them on pizza. The best way is to combine them with something that fully takes over the taste. Disclaimer – shrooms do not taste good. Another popular method is to steep them, like tea, and drink the tea. Some people then eat the dregs after for full effect. If you don’t know how to make shroom tea, you can just buy some that is already prepared, with instructions included, here.
Set and Setting
There are two things which are of the utmost importance when embarking upon a magic mushroom experience, and they are set, and setting. Set is a shortened version of mindset, and this refers to the users expectations, mood, and thought patterns going into the experience. The setting refers to the physical and social environment the a user is surrounded with on this journey. Both of these factors are major contributors to whether or not your trip is a positive or negative experience. You want to be somewhere that you consider safe, and surrounded only by people you truly trust. A loud concert with thousands of people, a party where you only know a few people, or being somewhere that you have never been before are all variables that can come into play when your sense of self and security is playing hide and seek.
Above all, be safe
The most important thing in psychedelics is to stay safe. Your sanity is precious. These spiritual and potent substances should always be approached with caution, and above all, respect. This is not a party drug. Start with a small dose to understand the effects, especially if you are not accompanied by a sober sitter. Always be sure to be aware of your family medical history, and some people with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder in the family may want to approach these substances with even more caution. If you are unsure, please consult a medical professional before making any decisions.
Be careful combining shrooms with other psychoactive substances like alcohol or cannabis.
Microdose: 0.25 – 0.50 gram
Low dose: 0.50 – 1 gram
Medium dose: 1 – 2 gram
High dose: 2.5 – 5 gram
Heroic dose: 5 – 10 gram
God dose: 10 gram upward