A potent psychedelic drink
A potent psychedelic drug, similar to Ayahuasca. It’s created by macerating a specific kind of tree-vine, which is then boiled together with a variety of other leaves to give it additional potency and “spiritual” flavor. The brew is then strained and served warm. Similar to sake, where it goes down a little easier when warm and becomes “heavier” as it cools.
Its effects vary from person to person but generally a single cup (about 2 oz.) produces a powerful psychedelic experience that many claim produce spiritual revelations regarding their purpose on earth, the true nature of the universe, as well as deep insights into oneself. The effect generally last around 30 minutes during which time the user becomes highly receptive to specific sensory input, primarily smell, touch, and tastes. Once the user begins to come down, they become overly sensitive to light, sound, and motion; it becomes an emotion roller-coaster for the user. Again, effects may vary.
Many group users often throw “feasts” where users will drink large doses of the brew, akin to binge drinking over several hours, to try and prolong the psychedelic experiences. This can be highly dangerous both on a physical and mention level (see additional effects below).
Some users fail to experience these experiences and instead feel significant, but temporary, emotional and psychological distress. Sometimes theses distresses cause severe nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, and cold flashes.