How to make Lemon TEK

Want a new way to take magic truffles? Lemon TEK is here! 

Lemon TEK is a super simple recipe that gets the most out of your fresh magic truffles. Most importantly, it covers up the earthy, bitter flavor that’s an acquired taste. Compared to chewing on mushrooms, the Lemon TEK brings a stronger yet shorter trip.

If you’re looking for a stronger trip, or maybe you don’t want to trip for many hours, the Lemon TEK recipe comes in handy. Either way our recipe is a must try.  

Lemon Tek Video by Wholecelium

How Lemon TEK works?

Physiologically, magic truffles and magic mushrooms contain the psychoactive compound, psilocybin. Psilocybin doesn’t technically make us trip though. When we ingest truffles or shrooms, the psilocybin is converted to psilocin, which is the compound that makes us trip. 

With Lemon Tekking, we soak our little magic friends in citrus juice. It’s widely speculated that the citric acid from the fruit converts the psilocybin from the truffles or shrooms directly into psilocin. So essentially, it is believed you are drinking psilocin, which brings on a more intense trip. However this is still in theory and hasn’t yet been proven.  

What does remain true is that when we Lemon TEK, we digest our magic truffles/mushrooms much faster. According to Seth Warner, founder of MycoRising, most humans do not have the enzymes to break down raw mushrooms. The lemon juice breaks down the cell walls of the magic truffles/magic mushrooms. Fungal cell walls are made out of chitin (which by the way is a cause for nausea), so it releases the heaviness from chewing mushrooms. 

Can I use other citrus fruits in place of lemon for Lemon TEK? 

Using other fresh citrus fruit juices for “tekking,” depends on the pH levels of the fruit. What makes Lemon Tek so effective is that lemons replicate the same pH level as our stomach. Our stomach has an acid level of 1.5-3.5 and lemons are about 2-2.6 in the pH scale. So it’s thought that lemons mimic the acid in our stomach. Limes for example are a great substitute because they have similar pH levels to lemons. Other citruses like oranges have a pH of 3.2-4.5, exceeding the acid levels of our stomach. As long as the pH level is below 3.5, you can experiment with other citrusy juices. Like: pomegranate, cheap red wines, lemonade concentrate. 

How to make Lemon TEK?


25grams of fresh magic truffles (in this tutorial, we used Atlantis)

Fresh squeezed lemon juice from 1 lemon 

120ml water

Optional: syrup sweetener** (in this tutorial, we used Monin)


Step 1 – Select your fresh magic truffles and dosage. We used 25 grams of Atlantis

Step 2 – Use a pestle & mortar and smash the fresh magic truffles. If you do not have a pestle & mortar, finely chop with a knife.
Since they are fresh magic truffles, DO NOT grind. Otherwise, the end result will be mushy and undesirable.

Step 3 – Place the fresh magic truffles into your lemon juice

Step 4 – For maximum potency, leave up 1 hour maximum. 20 minutes minimum.

Step 5 – Don’t forget to stir a couple times during the soak!

Step 6 – After soaking, transfer contents to a larger glass and add a dash of simple syrup *optional

Step 7 – Add your desired water (we added about 120ml) AND Stir.

Step 8 – ENJOY!!!

What Does Lemon TEK Feel like?   

If you read through online forums, you’ll quickly realize that Lemon TEK experiences are slightly more unique than chewing on magic truffles/mushrooms. Some say its 3x the strength than chewing on your dosage, so they take half their preferred dose. Others say that their experiences have more impact, with crazier peaks.  

Many feel that Lemon TEK brings a “headier” trip and less “comedowns,” than a traditional method of chewing. This is speculated because our bodies don’t have to work as much to break down all the complexities in raw magic truffles and magic mushrooms.  

What is your favorite shroom recipe? 

Have you ever made Lemon Tek? How did you like it? Or do you have other yummy recipe’s? Let us know in the comments.

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