Citation: Poppies. "Relaxation, But No High: experience with Poppies - California (ID 51774)". Erowid.org. Jan 21, 2010. erowid.org/exp/51774
After reading a book on legal highs, I was trying to decide witch substance to try first. The easiest to get would be the California poppies, seeing that I live in California. I was thinking of possible places to obtain these poppies, and decided rather then go purchase seeds or already grown flowers, I would go scout the neighborhood for houses that have the poppies growing in their garden or lawn. After walking three or four blocks, I found a house with an abundance of the yellow-orange flowers. I picked four or five plants, stem and all but decided to stop as I didn't want to ruin these people's garden and I didn't know how much it would take to cause any effect.
After letting them dry in my sock drawer for 3 days, I decided it was time to try em' out. I crushed them up (flower pedals and leaves, no stems) and then took a green tea bag, and filled the bag with the little dry poppies, green tea and all. I put the tea bag in boiling hot water at around 4:15 PM, covered the container, and let it seep. At around 11:00 PM I decided to drink the now cold liquid. I drank all I had, about one cup, in about 30 seconds. Five minutes later, I found myself zoning out, similar, but MUCH milder to when I first start to feel cannabis after smoking. Then I had a mild euphoria like experience, which lasted about 15 minutes. I then started to feel drowsy, and very comfortable and relaxed. This was similar to coming down from marijuana, but I felt much less heavy and tired, and I was extremely relaxed.
I then decided I was going to go to bed now at 12:00, something I never do because I'm never tired and have trouble sleeping. I had the most relaxing and refreshing sleep I've had in a long time(filled with dreams too, because of such a deep sleep), waking up around 10:00 AM. I even forgot the last few minutes before I went to bed, like what album I decided to listen to, and what television show I was watching before I went to sleep, which is probably because the tea made me so relaxed and tired.
I will definitely be doing this again, maybe regularly to help with my occasional insomnia. If I've had a rough day at work or school and want to relax but don't have any weed, I think California Poppy tea would take the edge off.
Experience Reports are the writings and opinions of the individual authors who submit them.
Some of the activities described are dangerous and/or illegal and none are recommended by Erowid.