Amanitas - A. muscaria & Tea
Citation: smurfx. "Like Relaxing Herbal Tea: An Experience with Amanitas - A. muscaria & Tea (exp81156)". Erowid.org. Jun 2, 2020. erowid.org/exp/81156
Using dried cap skin from Amanitas Muscaria, picked locally in Finland and dried indoors for about a month. Consistency of the cap skin while drying changed to very thin, slightly translucive dark brown flakes, almost like plastic. (Sidenote; the dried material was full of small dead flies; they apparently come with the mushroom, then die and should possibly be removed before use. Small flies also constantly fly around the still moist drying material for about a week.)
I am mid twenties, unexperienced with drugs other than caffeine, alcohol and tobacco.
20:50 (8:50 PM) Started smoking 0.5g dried Fly Agaric cap material + 0.5g tea filler (for better air flow as the dried mushroom material is dense) rolled into a cigarette. This amount was suitable for filling a normal sized cigarette.
21:05 Smoking completed; smoke was quite pleasant and tasted sweet. (Tea probably gives the smoke a nicer taste and as the cigarette still did go out 2-3 times, the tea filler definitely came in handy.)
21:10 Feeling calmer, more relaxed. May be a placebo effect.
22:30 I feel slightly altered, not drunk, just more 'ignorant', things around me interest me less, and I'm not too interested in talking to other people.
I feel slightly altered, not drunk, just more 'ignorant', things around me interest me less, and I'm not too interested in talking to other people.
I have increased salivation, but this may be from the smoking. Quite mild effects, not really 'druggy'. Feeling less stressed. Quite pleasant feeling, especially for the cost (zero) :D. Having urge to roll another. Some effects are now present, no question about it. Feeling very good. Significantly increased mood, somewhat calmer.
23:00 Rolled and smoked another, same amount as previously (0.5g). Did not taste as great this time, however not bad.
23:30 Feeling somewhat normal, but for just sitting in front of the computer I feel quite happy, much less 'edgy' than normal; I don't feel as irritated as I normally do. I feel content with just sitting at the computer and doing work or whatever, brain power does not seem much diminished.
00:30 Feeling quite normal, slightly dulled.
01:00 Feeling normal. +4hours from the start, nothing is probably going to happen anymore. Effects seem to be gone.
All in all, the effects were subtle, but something definitely did happen at 90 minutes after smoking the first one. While some effects may have been placebo effects, hard to tell, there definitely was a general change in my consciousness. No negative effects perceived, and I felt more happy and more content.
Can't really call this a drug, at least with this small amounts, but more comparable to relaxing chamomile tea
comparable to relaxing chamomile tea
, only stronger effects. All in all, if nothing else, the positive mood alterations are very useful I think. A fun and useful experience, all in all.
This is something I will do again, seems good for boosting the mood and relaxing at the same time.
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