The Enjoyment of Poppy Pod Tea

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Brewing your own poppy pods tea is not difficult but knowing your facts about the history and effects of this popular drink is essential before you decide to begin the process.

Anyone can easily create their own concoction from freshly ground poppy tea pods but not everyone can properly handle it if not ingested appropriately.

Poppy pod tea is definitely not on a traditional listing of what types of teas are enjoyed by your average person. Too often people associate a negative stigma to poppy pods tea thinking that it is something that shouldn’t be considered a regular beverage at all. Regardless of the fact that it is an atypical drink or not, there are plenty of individuals who frequently consume it even if it may or may not be for the right reason. Obviously there are those will warn others of the potentially harmful side effects found in other forms of narcotics. Nevertheless, there are still others that absolutely believe that if poppy pod tea is consumed in moderation it is no different than drinking a cup of coffee for it’s so called “side effects”.

Because poppy pods tea is created from the infamous opium poppy pod its reputation automatically becomes an issue for a lot of people. Supporters often claim that poppy tea should only be consumed for its therapeutic benefits. Opposer’s, on the other hand, focus on the highly addictive and dangerous results when too much is ingested. Unfortunately, the common stigma on dried poppy pod tea still leans strongly to one side simply because of the presumption that it is not much different than it’s close cousin, heroin. This particular fact alone should actually put some fear into anybody even thinking of trying to make their drink from poppy tea pods.

Poppy Pods Tea

Poppy pod tea is a natural form of anesthetic, similar to a sedative, which is basically created from dried poppy tea pods. History has shown us that the beginnings of the consumption of this particular beverage was not for innocent reasons since the people who consumed it did not do so simply for the enjoyment of its taste. The medicative effects of this tea was more than enough to cause powerful politicians, men of science, and even famous writers to be drawn in ingest the liquid in a habitual fashion which was duly noted in the early 19th century years. Besides being a very effective analgesic, poppy pods tea is also taken for its hallucinogenic results. Considering we live in a society where medical professionals regularly prescribe all different forms of medicines, that are made from unknown synthetic origins, poppy tea can actually be considered to be a source of alternative relief since poppy tea pods are as pure as you can get.

One must be aware that there are many different species of poppies which also contain hallucinatory alkaloids but the opium poppy, in particular, contains the largest dosage in just one dried pod which is why it is such a highly sought after plant for poppy tea brewing. Dried poppy pod seeds carry a substantial amount of alkaloids such as codeine, papaverine and morphine. These types of chemicals are the main causes of intense euphoric sensations. Other common side effects include a sense of calm and dreaminess when drank in large quantities. As a result, this makes poppy pod tea beneficial for individuals who suffer from some form of manic depression and similar disorders. You wouldn’t think so but this fact has actually been proven to help those individuals conquer any lack of appetite or sleeping difficulties. This is a good indicator of why countless celebrities have ingested poppy pods tea to overcome the stress that their careers demand.

Poppy Tea Pods

Now, the actual making of a pot of poppy pod tea is quite simple and is not much different than making regular herbal teas. Essentially all you need to do is begin the process by grounding poppy tea pods into a fine powder, usually with a blender, so that it may be dissolved in water easily. For the most concentrated result one can remove the poppy seeds first from the pods and then grind them. For beginners it is recommended that you grind the entire dried poppy pod before attempting to brew it. Furthermore, for a first time user it is highly recommended that only a small amount be consumed to allow the body to adjust to the analgesic effects. After the poppy tea pods are ground into powder dissolve it in a pot of boiling hot water. The mixture of boiling water and the ground poppy pods only needs to be boiled for approximately 5 minutes or so. Once that is done pour the poppy pod tea into a cup through some sort of filter to make sure all the larger particles are captured and not mixed in with the tea itself. A simple cheese cloth or fine filtering system can be used for this last step. Now enjoy the freshly brewed cup of poppy pod tea.

Poppy Pod Tea

Important Note: Similar to all other forms of narcotics, poppy pod tea can be addictive. Moreover, individuals, especially first timers, who consume large quantities of poppy pods tea run the risk of a heart attack or worse death. For that reason alone, an individual should practice self-restraint in drinking this type of beverage made from poppy tea pods.

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