For those of you who don’t know, lemon tekking is a super simple technique that people use for consuming psilocybin containing mushrooms.
How does lemon tekking work?
When you soak psilocybin mushrooms in citric acid (from lemons, limes, even vinegar), it breaks them down for you. Psilocybin mushrooms contain a component called chitin and chitin can be hard for your digestive tract to process. Sometimes it’s what causes nausea when you’re coming up on a psilocybin trip. Some people experience nausea every single time they trip on mushrooms, other people never do. That being said, it’s really not a great way to start out a mushroom experience.
When you eat mushrooms, the psilocybin can often get trapped in undigested parts of the stomach and so it kind of creates this really uncomfortable feeling in the gut. Citric acid helps to break down the cellular walls of the mushrooms to make it much easier for your gut to digest and process it and so when that happens, you also get more of the active compounds from the mushroom meaning more psilocybin and that means that you get to have a stronger trip.
Does lemon tekking make your trip stronger?
You come up on your trip faster. A lot of folks don’t like to sit around and wait for their mushrooms to hit them. It’s not the most comfortable feeling although some people might argue that it’s a part of the process.
If you lemon tek, you are going to have a significantly stronger psychedelic experience. That’s why we don’t recommend lemon tekking for people who are new to tripping, but you know if you are looking for a more intense experience or you don’t have as much shrooms as you wish you did, this is a really great way to strengthen their potency.
What is a lemon tek trip like?
The trip is more intense. It’s easier on your digestive system; there’s less nausea and discomfort. The trip doesn’t take quite as long because the psychedelic takes effect quickly, in about 15 to 45 minutes instead of 30 to 90 minutes without lemon tekking. The trip is usually shorter, closer to four to six hours instead of six to eight. It is a better method for those who are quite experienced with psilocybin mushrooms. It’s not ideal for microdosing, just for medium to high doses.
Does lemon tekking make the trip shorter?
Some people lemon tek because the duration of the trip is shorter. It’s not a guarantee but mushrooms typically last six to eight hours, and you can expect a lemon tek trip to last between four to six.
Should I take less shrooms if I lemon tek?
If you want to lemon tek take a lower dose than normal. Start low and go slow. You can always take more, you can’t take less. With psilocybin mushrooms take about half of your usual dose.
How do I lemon tek?
Have one to two lemons that have a good amount of fresh lemon juice, a cannabis or coffee grinder, a cheesecloth or a coffee filter, and some sort of shot glass or cocktail shaker. Once you’ve collected all of those items, then follow these next steps.
First you’re going to grind the mushrooms into a fine powder. Then carefully pour that into the shot glass or cocktail shaker. Then squeeze the lemon or other citrus juice over the powder until it’s completely covered. At that point, the mushroom powder and lemon juice concoctions sit for about 15 or 20 minutes. Every now and then just stir it or shake it. Then use the cheesecloth or coffee filter to strain it to remove bits of dried mushroom material and squeeze out the juice through cheesecloth or coffee filter. You can then drink the concoction as a shot.
Can I lemon tek with shroom tea?
The process to lemon tek with shroom tea is basically the same as what is listed above, but there are some things you can do differently to make it easier.
When you break up the mushrooms using a grinder, try to make them between 2 and 4 millimeters in size so that you can filter them out of the solution later. It is also possible to use a lemon-water combination to accomplish the same process as above. Just use one or two lemon slice’s worth of lemon juice, and then fill the rest of the container up with water to allow the absorption of the citric acid to take place.
This way you can also make your favourite regular herbal tea, and then add the mushroom and lemon juice concoction to that drink.