Citation: MilkyGongSounds. "Contentment: An Experience with Poppies - Opium (tea) (exp115380)". Erowid.org. Apr 29, 2021. erowid.org/exp/115380
Poppy Pod Tea: Contentment
I placed three poppy pods, and four broken stems in a glass bowl, and poured boiling water over it. I let it sit, stirring every five minutes, for over twenty minutes. Overall, there was almost a litre of tea, I could tell because it almost filled my thermos. I started drinking the brew at around 22:30, and I had finished it around 01:30
I feel very content.
Nice buzz on the skin; almost like very weak electric.
Things seem a lot happier.
I see things differently, theyíre slower, and I take them in more. Iím more mindful.
Just a general good feeling.
Feeling quite free and boundless.
Content. This feeling of being content is my biggest takeaway from this experience, I understand why people like it so much. For me, I like it, but itís not something I would ever cling to (just another experience ticked off the list of life).
Itís a very nice feeling. Itís like I have had my photograph taken: I have been captured by the camera, in a happy state: like Iím sitting stuck in concrete, just smiling; content.
I feel like I could forgive anyone.
I scratched myself lightly on the face, in order to gauge how strong the high was. The feeling that followed was amazing, the area of the scratch felt like it was radiating, I canít recall a physical sensation feeling this good.
Went to sleep around 03:15.
Woke up this morning at around 09:00 with a terrible headache, but went back to sleep. At around 13:00 I woke up again, and went to the toilet and vomited; it was just water and some grape skins, so it didnít feel that bad at all. I lay down on the toilet floor for over an half hour, completely out of it, and unwilling to get up: still high. I had a cold sweat going on, and felt terrible.
Itís now 16:06, and the headache has eased up a bit, but still hurts. Bar from the headache, I feel normal again.
In conclusion, it was a very interesting experience. The tea itself was beyond bitter, and I had to block my nose in order to get it down. The effects were very nice: there were two peaks of the high, and both were beautiful. I can see the appeal of opiates, but for me, the feeling of being content limits progress, so I doubt Iíll use them often, if at all. Maybe if, or when, I give up on life.
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