Mescaline is a hallucinogen which comes from different species of Trichocereus and peyote cacti. Some people are unaware some of these psychedelic cacti are sitting on their windowsill. This compound is also found in some beans who belong to the Fabaceae family.
Mescaline contained in these plants have been used by natives from northwestern Mexico and the southwestern United States as part of spiritual and traditional rites. This powerful psychedelic induces nausea. However, this nausea is followed by a satisfying trip.
The most basic way to take mescaline is by consuming the flesh. Unfortunately, cactus flesh isn’t even close to being one of the tastiest foods in the world.
Luckily, there is a simple and effective way to make tea out of mescaline cactus to improve the taste and avoid the spines.
Why Drink Mescaline Tea?
Mescaline is one of the strongest natural psychedelics. Unfortunately, with great effects come an even bitter taste. This taste is so bitter, mescaline will cause bouts of nausea and vomiting when ingested.
Fortunately, mescaline prepared in tea removes most of the bitter taste and alleviates the nausea. By following a set of procedures, one can enjoy the effects of mescaline without having to power through an unpleasant taste and sensation.
When taken in tea form, mescaline takes effect in 1 to 2 hours. It lasts for 6 to 12 hours but some after effects or residuals may be felt for up to 5 hours after the effects have subsided.
The effects of mescaline tea will vary from person to person. This is affected by a person’s tolerance, previous experience with psychedelics, the cactus’ mescaline content, and even current situation in life. However, there are always a number of “universal” themes.
First is the radical alteration of one’s consciousness. These present themselves as pleasurable and illuminating hallucinations but they may also be accompanied by feelings of anxiety or horror. Other effects include open and closed eye visuals, enhanced emotions, and a dream-like state.
Mescaline tea also produces physical effects similar to eating raw mescaline cactus:
- Light sensitivity
- Racing heart beat
People who take mescaline for introspective psychedelic journeys can continue doing so with the knowledge that mescaline does not have any addictive properties.
Mescaline tea drinkers also enjoy other gains to their health. Some of the health benefits of mescaline tea are:
- Improved problem-solving skills. 27 adult males were given a 200mg dose of mescaline and it revealed marked improvement in their creative problem-solving skills. This effect was seen weeks after the study ended.
- Mescaline and other psychedelic use is linked with a lower rate of mental health problems. Mescaline is also implicated to cause the remission of psychiatric symptoms.
Best Time to Take Mescaline Tea
There are no hard and fast rules on hen to take mescaline. However, even experienced psychonauts need to plan the mescaline trip and the activities surrounding it.
Mescaline trips can be lengthy and will take a good half of the day. In some instances, people who take mescaline tea may feel exhausted the day after. The best time to take mescaline tea is in the morning where you will have plenty of daylight hours to enjoy the trip and you’ll have the rest of the night to recover, and integrate what you have experienced.
Make sure you have plenty of free time so you can embark on a psychedelic journey without interruption. The last thing you want is your boss calling you from the office while your mind is discovering the cosmos.
When taking mescaline tea, make sure to drink in on an empty stomach. An empty stomach best absorbs mescaline into the body. Mixing mescaline on a stomach filled with food will cause mescaline to be absorbed more slowly. Also, keep in mind the initial part of a mescaline trip is nausea and you wouldn’t want to start it in the most unpleasant way possible – throwing up your breakfast!
You also need to consider your trip sitter’s schedule. People who are tripping with mescaline for the first time may need to have a trip sitter who can watch over them throughout the trip. Having a trip sitter while on mescaline will help relieve the anxiety and make the mescaline experience less stressful and more enjoyable.
Making Mescaline Tea
Making mescaline tea is easier than people think. This guide will show you how to make the most of your psychedelic cactus and prepare mescaline tea in 4 easy steps!
Step 1: Choosing the cactus
There are several species of psychedelic cacti: peyote, San Pedro, and Peruvian Torch just to name a few. You need at least 6 to 12 inches of cactus per person. The cactus should be mature enough and firm to the touch.
You can order mescaline cactus online.
Step 2: Preparing the cactus
Take out a pair of pliers and remove all the spines from the cactus. Be careful when dealing with Trichocereus bridgesii spines because they are sharp and long. Once the cactus is free of spines, cut them up into half-inch slices.
Step 3: Cooking the cactus flesh
Blend the sliced cactus flesh into a pulp. They should be homogenous without any lumps nor any remaining large parts.
Pour the cactus mixture into a sauce pan or in a small cooker. Add a dash of lemon juice. This will improve the flavor and vitamin C will make the mixture easier for the body to absorb. Add cold water and let the mescaline boil then simmer for a good 4 to 5 hours.
Add water throughout the process so the flesh doesn’t burn.
Step 4: Preparing the mescaline tea
After hours of boiling, the final product should be a green mescaline sludge with a similar consistency to glue. This means the cactus is now ready to be strained. Use a filtration paper or an old shirt to remove chunks of the cactus.
After it’s been filtered, boil the remaining tea to thin it out. Mescaline tea has a strong taste after all and you would want to drink as little of it as possible. The remaining content should fit into one teacup.
Remember mescaline plays a role in spiritual and traditional rituals for a reason. It should be respected and never taken lightly.
Enjoy your trip!