Updated: Jun 5
When cow poop gives you blue meanies, make blue meanie tea! Get it? Like when life give you lemons? :/……
We found some blue meanie’s after rain fall the other day so I made some tea. I’ve made psilocybin tea before but this is the first time doing so on my homeland and let’s just say it made prepping for my micro trip all that more magical.
Blue meanies are small, white/ bluish psychedelic mushrooms that are 2/3 times more potent than a regular psychedelic mushroom due to it’s higher level of psilocin than psilocybin.
That being said, “there is little published data to support claims about the potency of these fungi. Erowid reports that these mushrooms have a combined psilocybin and psilocin content of between 0.5 to 2.95 percent dry weight. Stivje in 1992 identified they were variable in their potency 0.17 to 0.95 percent psilocin and 0.16 to 0.19 percent psilocybin! Psilocybe cubensis, by comparison, have been reported to have concentrations of psilocin and psilocybin between 0.14 to 0.42 percent and 0.37 to 1.30 percent dry weight, respectively (Double Blind, 2021).”
Serving Size: 4 people
2 Blue Meanies (or more depending on desired trip)
1 Bitter Orange
6 Hibiscus flowers
4 Blue Vervain leaves
4 Cinnamon leaves
2 All Spice leaves
Agave (or any sweetener)
All my alkaline friends love the fact that bitter orange is technically the original citrus.
Bitter orange is low in fat and low in calories but the main reason we’re including it in the tea is for it’s acidity. It’s ph of 2 is the same as the stomach acid that breaks down our food.
Many people complain about experiencing nausea or uneasiness when taking magic mushrooms due to the beta-glucan compound found in it. Adding acidity to the shrooms prior to consuming them, pre-digests the beta-glucan to help assure a smooth non belly aching trip.
My favorite herb right now. Probably because it calms your nerves and well when you’re traveling to a foreign place (across the street or globe) having something to calm your nerves and mood swings is essential. It’s also great for headaches and amazing for the liver. The slight bitterness stimulates liver function AND it’s a diuretic (flushes toxins out when you pee).
Ginger is great for inflammation and high blood pressure and many other things.
The reason we’re including it in this tea is because of it’s delicious flavor and its high effectiveness against nausea.
Haiti’s national flower had to make an appearance in this tea blend and if we’re being honest- it’s the real star of this tea blend.
Six petals should do the trick of turning the tea the that cranberry red.
Aside from being pretty to look at, hibiscus is packed with antioxidants like vitamin c..like more than an orange! Vitamin C helps repair all body tissue
In addition to it’s beloved homey and spicy flavor, this leaf has properties that basically make it a natural peptobismal! It contains eugenol which is an oily liquid high in antioxidants and helps relieve gastrointestinal problems like stomach aches, nausea and diarrhea. It also has a chemical compound called cinnameldehyde, which is a natural pain reliever.
Like it’s name says this leaf is a blend of flavors like cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, peppercorn, juniper. Like cinnamon, all spice is antibacterial contains eugenol so your belly will thank you…especially if you’re micro-dosing.
Discovering Blue Meanie
If you happen to be in a farming area like me, then head over to your nearest cow dung after rainfall to check on the fungi.
Take a picture of the blue meanie and add it to I Naturalist to confirm your findings.
Pull off the cap and place on a piece of paper or seran wrap to collect spore prints. Spore prints can help you propagate more shrooms in the future.
Blue Meanie Tea
Fill up 3/4 of a medium pot with hot water
Add ginger, all spice leaf, cinnamon leaf, butter orange, and let water come to a boil
Add chopped up blue meanies to the boiling water and stir
Turn off the heat underneath the pot and add blue vervain and hibiscus to it
Add agave or sugar to your liking
Let tea steep for 5 min before serving
START WITH A SMALL CUP so that there is a low dosage of blue meanies in your system. Wait 30 min to monitor how you feel and then drink more if you’d like.