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Lemon tek guide for the best magic mushroom/truffle trip
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Lemon tek guide for the best magic mushroom/truffle trip

Are you ready for a quick, but powerful magic mushroom trip with lemon tek? Your magic mushroom or magic truffle trip might be even better with this lemon tek guide. This popular way of ingestion is an extra plus for people who get nauseous easily: the combination of psilocybin, lemon juice, and tea makes it taste better, with possibly less chance of physical complaints like stomach aches.

What is lemon tek?

You can take your magic mushroom or magic truffle trip to the next level by using this step-by-step plan. It's a very simple method, requiring only a few things. The most important ingredient, besides magic mushrooms or magic truffles, is ... lemon juice!

Not everyone likes long psychedelic trips, which usually take quite some time to kick off. It can take up to an hour before you really start tripping.

Also, some people with sensitive stomachs may suffer more quickly from the side effects of shrooms and magic truffles, such as stomach upset. 

This is why many psychonauts find lemon tek the best option for their psychedelic journeys, and the reason is simple: thanks to this easy method, you have the most popular way to make your trip start faster and experience it more intensely. Also, the trip is said to last a shorter period, which is great if you don’t have much space on your agenda. As icing on the cake, you are less likely to get nauseous, thanks to the lemon juice. Read on to find out the mechanism behind this, what lemon tekking is, and why it might be the trick for your magic mushroom trip you've been waiting for.

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How does lemon tekking work?

The idea behind the lemon tek method is that, thanks to the acidic property of lemon juice, your body can absorb the active substances from magic truffles or magic mushrooms better, which makes you trip faster and makes the whole experience more intense.

The main ingredient, psilocybin, is also called a pro-drug, meaning that it is not yet active, but first requires a conversion that happens in your body. Normally, your stomach acid helps psilocybin to be metabolized to the active ingredient, psilocin. This is an important process because it is only then that you really start to notice something from your psychedelic trip. It takes time, however, for your body to get this done.  By soaking your shrooms in lemon juice, you can “jumpstart” the stomach acid step, and you can be much faster in the wonderful world of magic mushrooms and magic truffles. This is because lemon juice has a similar pH as stomach acid, which ensures that the conversion of psilocybin to psilocin happens, without having to go through your body first. Vitamin C present in lemon juice could also play a role in slowing down the oxidation of psilocin thanks to its antioxidant properties. However, the exact mechanism is still subject to debate and not yet fully covered by science.

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Lemon juice is thought to help break down the magic mushroom/magic truffle, which means your stomach doesn't have to work as hard and thus you are less likely to suffer from side effects. This is due to chitin, a hard-to-digest substance that the cell walls of mushrooms are made of. Unlike cellulose, which the cell walls of plants are made of, chitin is difficult for our bodies to digest.

In addition, with this method of consumption, you do not eat raw mushrooms. Instead, you drink it, in the form of tea, for example. Drinking truffle tea is better for digestion, so less chances of tummy aches or nausea!

Additional note: besides lemon juice, you can also use other juice from citrus fruits such as lime, tangerine, or orange. The important thing is that you use citrus fruit. Lemon and lime do contain the most citric acid, and that’s the secret ingredient that you’ll need. 

How long does lemon tek take to kick in?

How quickly a psychedelic trip starts depends on several factors. Whether you have eaten (a lot) beforehand, or not at all, plays an important role. Also, your metabolism partly determines how fast you experience the effects of magic mushrooms and magic truffles. Other factors that determine the course of your trip include the strain of magic mushrooms/magic truffles, their shelf life, and their potency.

Important to know with lemon tek, is that it can accelerate the effects of psilocin. As a result, you can experience psychedelic effects in as little as 15 minutes. So, make sure you're all set for a journey through the cosmos.

How long does a lemon tek trip last?

A lemon tek trip normally lasts significantly shorter than when you eat magic mushrooms. While each trip is unique, a lemon tek trip would last about 2-4 hours, as opposed to a regular trip, which can be about double the amount of time: around 6-8 hours. Everything depends on many factors, including the dose. 

Probably because of the short period, the effects also feel stronger. The effects can be experienced as much as 2 times as strong. 

Users report a faster onset of psychedelic effects, including

  • Strong visual effects
  • Spiritual experiences
  • Euphoria

What are the pros and cons of lemon tek?

We've already talked about the benefits of lemon tek with shrooms and truffles, but here they come again in a nutshell. They are followed by the possible disadvantages because not everyone finds a shorter and more intense magic mushroom trip ideal!


  • The trip comes on faster, in as little as 10 minutes you can already experience psychedelic effects.
  • It lasts a shorter period. Ideal if you are looking for a quicker experience.
  • The magic mushroom trip might become more intense: an advantage of lemon tek if you like powerful psychedelic experiences.
  • This method makes you suffer less from possible side effects such as nausea and stomach aches.
  • After the experience you might feel less exhausted, compared to eating raw mushrooms.


  • Finding the right dosage is more difficult, especially for beginners. It is therefore not recommended to trip with lemon tek, since the experience might be too strong.
  • If you already get enough from a normal trip, using the lemon juice method is superfluous and maybe not interesting for you.

Does it work?

Does lemon tek actually work, or is it all just in your head? Because no scientific research has ever been done on the lemon tek method yet, it remains a matter of speculation and a matter of personal experience. Moreover, anecdotal evidence for the effectiveness of this popular method for psilocybin mushroom consumption is not hard to find. 

How to make lemon tek with magic truffles or mushrooms

Now it is time for the step-by-step plan to apply the lemon juice method yourself. It is a simple recipe that requires nothing special. If your main concern is to save time, it is recommended to follow the recipe on how to make lemon tek with magic truffles or mushrooms well in advance. If you’re using magic mushrooms, make sure to get a magic mushroom grow kit in our Magictruffleshop!

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Lemon tek dose

Since a lemon tek trip is more likely to be an intense experience, it is important to take a smaller dose than you are used to when eating magic mushrooms or truffles. It is best to divide your "normal" dosage by two. 


What do you need for lemon tek? Well, first, lemon juice, of course. For making lemon tek, we recommend organic lemons for a healthier drink. Next, your favorite kind of magic mushrooms, or magic truffles. It's best to use dried mushrooms, so you can grind them up with a grinder more easily. Note that dried shrooms weigh less than fresh ones! Dried mushrooms weigh only 1/10 of their fresh counterparts. Pay attention to this when dosing magic mushrooms! If you think grinding your mushrooms is too much of a hassle, you can also use fresh mushrooms/magic truffles. Just cut them into little pieces, for example by using a coarse grater. 

For the simplest method, you now have everything you need. If you go one step further and prepare lemon tek tea, your result will be even more pleasant to consume. For this, choose your favorite tea. Ginger tea is recommended, it does wonders for your stomach. 


You’ll need a few basic tools for lemon tekking. Here they come:

  • A coffee grinder (use a spare one, so you don’t accidentally get magic mushrooms in your morning brew) or a grater
  • A coffee filter
  • A hand press to squeeze your juice 
  • A knife and cutting board 

Lemon tek recipe

Are you ready to learn how to make lemon tek with shrooms? It’s time for Sirius' only true lemon tek recipe, for 1 person. 
Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 lemon
  • Half a dose of magic mushrooms

Step-by-step plan:

  1. Grind your dried mushrooms or magic truffles with a coffee grinder, or cut your shrooms/truffles into little pieces, using a knife or a grater.
  2. Cut 1 lemon in half.
  3. Squeeze the juice.
  4. Soak your magic mushroom powder or magic mushroom/ magic truffles in the juice for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Pour the mixture through a coffee filter. 

How long to soak lemon tek

It is important to give the mushrooms some time to soak up the lemon juice. We recommend waiting for 20 minutes. This lemon tek time scheme is important to follow, so the desired effects can be reached. However, don’t let it soak for longer than 20 minutes!

Lemon tek vs tea

Technically, you can drink lemon tek mushrooms using the previous instructions, but there’s a way that’s even better. Lemon juice is acidic and therefore bad for your teeth. It is better to dilute lemon juice with water or tea. Tea has the added advantage of masking the taste and you can add herbs or spices, like ginger, for example. This helps even more to calm your stomach.

How to make lemon tek tea

To be able to know how to make lemon tek tea, you’ll need to take another easy step up from the previous recipe. All you need to do for lemon tek mushroom tea is the following:

  1. Bring water to a boil for 1 cup of tea.
  2. Add your favorite tea, or pieces of ginger or turmeric.
  3. Let the tea cool for some minutes (the water should be under 60 degrees Celsius).
  4. Now add the lemon juice mixture.
  5. Enjoy!

Extra tip: get your favorite health tea in our Healthshop!

ginger tea

Microdosing with lemon tek

Microdosing with magic mushrooms and magic truffles is a popular way to subtly experience the therapeutic possibilities of these psychedelics. Microdosing is the practice of regularly consuming a small amount of a substance, which is not enough to cause a psychedelic trip, but may still subtly influence and improve various subconscious processes. Many people do microdosing for more creativity, letting go of certain ingrained patterns, and creating a new outlook.

You can lemon tek mushrooms for microdosing. The important thing to remember is that there has not been enough scientific research on microdosing with lemon juice, nor is it clear what a good dosage is. So always take less than what you would normally take. 



A lemon tek trip might bring many benefits, so it is definitely worth trying. How the lemon juice method really works is still open for debate. However, many user reports show there’s something going on that makes your magic mushroom or magic truffle trip easier to digest, with faster results, in a shorter period.

If you like to experiment and are looking for a way to minimize the side effects of magic mushrooms and magic truffles and make your trip even better, lemon tek is for you.

Do you have questions about our psilocybin-containing products? Don’t hesitate to send us an e-mail or give our customer service a call!


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