Aha! Poppy pod tea…you’ve probably heard your colleagues, close friends or internet users discuss their experience with this herbal tea. It must have been a great experience, no doubt.
And this makes you decide: “I must try poppy pod tea today!”
Relax. Not so fast dude…Poopy pod tea isn’t just any other tea that you’ve been making all your life. If you’ve never used it before, you need to first understand exactly how you ought to make, the right dosage to take, among other details.
If you’re ready to take you frost cup of poppy pod tea, come with me as I take you through some quick steps on how to do it properly.
An Overview of The Poppy Pod Tea
Poppy pod tea wasn’t discovered yesterday. It has been used for thousands of years by our forefathers across the globe as a home remedy.
YES, you heard it right…as a home remedy to help “detox” off of other heroin/opiate addictions. Up until now, it enjoys wide usage as a sleep aid, pain reliever, cough suppressant, mild relaxant, and even as an intoxicant.
Let me tell you something else you didn’t know about the flavor of the crude poppy tea. It’s a bit bitter and strong! This explains why many people find it unpalatable.
NOTE: The tea might cause the following side effects, especially when taken in large doses:
- Extremely light relaxation
- Overpowering sedation
- Nausea might as well show up
How To Make Poppy Pod Tea
I’m assuming that you’ve already have you poppy seeds with you read to get direction on how to make poppy pod tea…
BUT how many do you have? You need to be very cautious when choosing your dosage for the first time. As such, I’d advise you to stick to ONLY 2-5 (medium-sized) pods per person for the first time.
For opiate addicts, consider using over 5 pods.
You might wonder…Overdosing on this stuff can lead to the side effects we’ve mentioned above, and sometimes death!
Now grab your 3 pods and follow the extraction process below…
1. Detach the poppy heads from the stem and put them aside. Usually, dried poppies come with a hole drilled through its head (through which its seeds are removed).
If your pods still contains seeds, however, simply deseed them by cracking them open and pouring out the seeds.
Then proceed to the second step….
2. Crush/chop your pods thoroughly. You can do with the help of a hammer, coffee/spice grinder, or a heavy butcher’s knife. Some people prefer to turn the stuff into a fine powder which isn’t really necessary.
3. The boil your poppy mash briefly with a cup of water- for every 3-5 pods. Don’t let the tea boil as this can result in more sludge and could even reduce its potency.
Allow it to cool down until its drinkable.
4. Finally, pour your poppy pod tea through a strainer. As you do this, you might consider stirring and pressing the mash so that it can release more liquid.
Fine particles will always find their way through the strainer and into the cup leading to formation of particulate matter at the bottom of your cup.
As I told you earlier, poppy pod tea has a bitter taste and many folks often consider it foul. If you can’t stand its taste, you can do what other people do…mix it with other flavored teas, e.g. licorice- just any strong, spicy flavor will do.
You can also do a second steeping of the same poppy mash, only that this time, the extraction might be weaker (but will still retain some effect). Consider using less water during the second round to make it work well.
It’s also completely safe to use the stems in the process, though they’re less potent compared to the heads.
WARNING: Given the morphine content of this tea, you can easily get addicted to it. Just like other opiates, taking this tea for days in a row causes your body to acclimate to the presence of opiates. And the day you stop taking it, your body will take time to adjust.
Sadly, this readjustment might be quite unpleasant for you and would require you to take more opiates to keep off these sensation, get some sound sleep, etc.
As such, I’d advise you to pay extra caution when taking opium poppy tea.
Legality of Poppy Pod Tea
Before I call an end to this post, let me make it clear to you that purchasing of the poppy seeds is allowed in the United States as it is in Canada.
So you don’t have to worry about the DEA harassing you for talking a cup of this herbal tea or growing the opium poppy plant.
As one of the most popular herbal teas around the world, poppy pod tea is well known for its unlimited health benefits. It also an excellent pain reliever, sleep aid, among others.
However, if you haven’t made this tea before, I strongly advise you to go through my guide above on how to make to ensure you’re on the safe side.
Carefully follow all the steps I’ve outlined above; use the correct dosages as I’ve outlined; take the right dosage of poppy pod tea; and take all the cautions I’ve outline for you in this guide.
Now you can go ahead and prepare your first cup of this tea. I know you’ll definitely feel the effect, and enjoy the benefits it offers your body.
Again, NEVER overdose on poppy pod tea!