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Making tea from non-dried amanita?

Posted: Sat May 14, 2022 6:22 am
by BrigitteL
Hi there :)

I was wondering if it’s possible to make tea from amanita caps that are fresh? I only have enough for one batch and am not needing to store any long-term. I’d like to just make a tea from what I have—do I have to dry it? Or can I just cook it in water?

I don’t have a dehydrator so I would only be air-drying it anyway, which wouldn’t be converting any of the goodies in it I don’t think. So is it necessary?


Thank you in advance :)

- Brigitte

Re: Making tea from non-dried amanita?

Posted: Sun Aug 21, 2022 10:46 pm
by Samanita
Hi Brigette!

I was happy to see your question here, as I wonder the same thing! Would also love some thoughts on this.

I am also curious about preserving a tea made from fresh amanita muscaria.

Re: Making tea from non-dried amanita?

Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2022 10:36 am
by bossanova
Bumping this.

Also, if yes, would you still use 15g of fresh amanitas?

Re: Making tea from non-dried amanita? and when is it too late to pick them

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2022 8:15 pm
by max
I have the same question, re preparing tea without drying. Also, I'm wondering if there is a "too far gone" stage when harvesting? I found a bunch of Amanitas which had already "opened", and most were pretty floppy.

Re: Making tea from non-dried amanita?

Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2022 6:01 am
by eucalyptus
I've been meaning to try this. In order to keep the recipe consistent I'm going to brew 150 g fresh amanita, since fresh typically weighs 10x more than dried.

I figure the effect should be similar to eating a dried cap. I forgot the exact figures, but if drying converts 30% and boiling converts another 30%, then boiling fresh would convert 30% total, which is the same as drying fresh.

Re: Making tea from non-dried amanita?

Posted: Sun Oct 02, 2022 11:45 pm
by max
Thank you for posting.. I was looking for a wet weight vs dry weight equivalent. Did you come across the 10-fold value somewhere, or is it an educated guess? I think for our own purposes, re standardization for the sake of consistency, a questioned is fine...? it just makes sense to use that 10x as a reference point, and move slowly when finding ones dose?.

Thanks again

Re: Making tea from non-dried amanita?

Posted: Sun Oct 02, 2022 11:57 pm
by max
Thank you for posting.. I was looking for a wet weight vs dry weight equivalent. Did you come across the 10-fold value somewhere, or is it an educated guess? I think for our own purposes, re standardization for the sake of consistency, a guesstimate is fine...? it just makes sense to use that 10x as a reference point, and move slowly when finding ones dose?.

Thanks again

Re: Making tea from non-dried amanita?

Posted: Sun Oct 02, 2022 11:58 pm
by max
Sorry about the duplicate. I was trying to edit my post.

Re: Making tea from non-dried amanita?

Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2022 7:32 am
by eucalyptus
I've seen that figure several places on the internet for mushrooms in general, although there are sources that cite a much lower ratio. I don't know how much it varies by species.

I haven't done my own test. Next time I dehydrate amanitas I will.