Citation: psychedelicseeker. "Pleasant Surprise: An Experience with Poppies - Opium (seed tea) (exp80860)". Erowid.org. Feb 9, 2022. erowid.org/exp/80860
I'm very experienced with a wide variety of drugs, but in my older years, it is difficult and risky to obtain illegal, or prescription drugs not prescribed to me. I decided one day to try making a tea from poppy seeds as a whim while at my local health food store. I purchased all of the poppy seeds in the canister that they had, which weighed out to around 12 ounces or 350g. I read a few reports of this and decided that it wasn't going to work, so I just put the bag of seeds away in my cupboard.
A couple of weeks later I ran across another website that users were writing up some decent sounding experiences with making tea from poppy seeds.
NOTE: I also read that someone has died from this due to a fatal dose of morphine determined by the coroner.
I decided the next morning, on an empty stomach, that I was going to try this out for myself so here's how I prepared it. I had a large half gallon thermos type container with a folding spout that I filled about 3/4 full with tap water as hot as I could get it. I poured the entire bag of seeds into the thermos. I also added about a cup or two of lemon juice concentrate. Tightly closing the lid, I shook it for a few minutes and then let it sit. I shook it every 5 minutes or so for about 20 minutes.
I took an old, but clean, t-shirt and draped it over a large bowl in the sink and dumped the contents out into the shirt to strain it into the bowl. I squeezed as much liquid as I could out of the clump in the shirt and then CAREFULLY dumped the clump inside the shirt back into the thermos (making a mess of poppy seeds all over the kitchen was not something I was going to risk). I repeated the process, making a second extraction with the seeds I put back in the thermos.
In all it was a lot of liquid to drink after 2 extractions, so I drank half and then waited about 30 minutes and drank the rest. It didn't taste good, but I've drank much, much worse so it wasn't bad. I'm sure I could add some juice or something to mask the taste more but I just went for the straight warm water and lemon juice.
About an hour or so later I have a pleasant feeling of taking a hydrocodone or 2 and this feeling lasts surprisingly most of the day. I'm still feeling the effects as I am writing this 8 hours later.
I have no opiate tolerance. I will most likely try it again, but in retrospect, I will probably use about twice as much seeds.
As seed potency probably varies, I believe in taking a moderate dose at first, and then taking a bit more every hour or two until the desired effect is reached. I figured starting with a huge dose and overdosing on morphine would probably have ruined my day.
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