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Pleasantly surprised
Poppies - Opium (seed tea)
by Azegor
Citation:   Azegor. "Pleasantly surprised: An Experience with Poppies - Opium (seed tea) (exp64334)". Erowid.org. Sep 15, 2022. erowid.org/exp/64334

 
DOSE:
250 g oral Poppies - Opium (tea)

BODY WEIGHT: 145 lb


I've been a big fan of opiates for quite a few years now. I've used quite a few and haven't met one I haven't loved yet. My only problem was that they're so damn expensive around here, as well as being rather difficult to get ahold of. That being said, one could imagine my skepticism when I read that it was possible to extract the opium from supermarket-variety poppy seeds in the form of a tea. Being completely out of any kind of intoxicant and unable to contact my source, I decided it was high time I gave this tea a shot.

I started out by heading to the supermarket across the street from my apartment (convenient, aye?) and purchasing around a pound of raw poppy seeds from the bulk aisle. I made sure to purchase the bulk seeds because they only cost $2.68 (USD) per pound as opposed to the almost $5.00 price tag on the small bottles found in the spice aisle. I can't stress this part enough - Find the bulk stuff. After picking up the seeds, pick up one of the large bottles of concentrated lemon juice. It's much cheaper than going with normal lemons or the smaller lemon juice bottles, and I would have needed three or four of the smaller bottles to have enough juice. If you don't have coffee filters at home, remember to pick some up. A T-shirt works for straining as well, but I highly suggest using a coffee filter if you can. 1 pound of seeds, a large bottle of lemon juice and a reusable metal coffee filter cost me $5.89.

Now that I had all my ingredients, I measured out 250 grams of seeds using a digital scale. I then placed the seeds in a large pot (without grinding them) and added enough lemon juice to cover the seeds by about a quarter-inch. I don't think it really matters how much juice you use as long as it completely covers the seeds. After adding the lemon juice, I let the mixture sit for 20 minutes, stirring every 5. After the 20 minutes was up, the liquid appeared to have turned a milky yellow color, though I didn't see the 'oily sheen' that some have described floating on the top. I'm guessing (and this is just a guess) that I may have to use a larger quantity of seeds to notice the sheen. I then strained the mixture through the metal coffee filter and gave it a taste. It was absolutely fucking horrid. I remedied this by adding about half a cup of filtered water and three tablespoons of sugar. This new mixture tasted FAR better to me, and actually was rather palatable. After all was said and done, I had about 2.5 cups of opium lemonade which I drank in about five to ten minutes.

The following is my experience:

T+0:30h - Eyes and limbs are beginning to feel a bit heavy. Starting to feel relaxed. No real euphoria, but also none of the nausea I've read about in previous reports. I'd equate it to how a small (around 5mgs) dose of Oxycontin feels to me when taken nasally.

T+1:00h - I'll be damned, it worked. Limbs feel heavier than before. Familiar opiate warmth has shown up in the chest and upper abdomen. Breathing has slowed slightly, and my eyes are having a tiny bit of difficulty focusing.
Limbs feel heavier than before. Familiar opiate warmth has shown up in the chest and upper abdomen. Breathing has slowed slightly, and my eyes are having a tiny bit of difficulty focusing.
I also feel pretty drowsy. Still no negative side effects aside from the drowsiness. I feel as though I've snorted around 30mgs of Oxycontin.

T+1:30h - Very obvious onset of itchiness, though it's not any worse than what I'd usually experience on any other form of opium.

T+2:30h - Still pretty high, moderately itchy and quite warm. I feel as though a litter of happy kittens has curled up inside my torso for a bit of a nap.

T+4:00 - Noticing a slight drop-off of the high. Still slightly itchy and quite drowsy as it's around my bedtime. Going to try joining the kittens for some sleep.

T+14:00h - I slept like a God damn rock, and I can still feel the effects of the tea from the previous night. It feels like a mild codeine high at this point.

As I said previously, I was pretty skeptical when I first read about poppy seed tea. Now that I've tried it, I have to say that it works and I'm completely taken aback. It worked better than I could have ever hoped. I am thoroughly impressed. Bravo, Bravo.

I plan to raise the dose to 300g for my next experience, as I felt the dosing was just a tiny, tiny bit too low. Definitely enjoyable, but it could have been better.

Azegor

Exp Year: 2007ExpID: 64334
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: Not Given 
Published: Sep 15, 2022Views: 316
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