Psychedelics, like psilocybin (the active ingredient in “magic mushrooms”) and LSD, are having a moment in pop culture. Most psychedelics have been illegal since the 1950s and ’60s, despite being used in psychiatric experiments during those decades. However, The Guardian claims that we are moving into a psychedelic renaissance. As mental health problems become more prevalent, people are looking for solutions — and psychedelics may be one of them. While most psychedelics may be off-limits to those who prefer to abide by federal and state laws, some compounds are still very much legal … and very much on the market. In fact, one such beverage is making its presence known on social media.
These drinks contain kava, which is a mildly psychedelic compound that’s been used by various cultures in Oceania for thousands of years, according to the company’s website. This ingredient causes tingling on the tongue for about 80% of users, and it can also cause euphoria and relaxation.
Psychedelic Water comes in three delicious flavors
The word “water” may be kind of a misnomer here since these drinks definitely have a lot of flavor to them. Kava is known for having a strong taste, so Psychedelic Water responded by adding flavor blends that make these drinks delicious. We suggest the blackberry yuzu for all those who like a sweet drink with a bit of a kick. It’s not intensely sweet, but it has just enough sugary taste to keep us coming back for more. The sharpness of the yuzu plays nicely with the sweet flavor of the blackberry. However, we have to admit that we like the hibiscus lime flavor even more. With the mix of floral notes and acidity, you have a drink that you won’t be able to get enough of.
How does Psychedelic Water make you feel?
How will Psychedelic Water make me feel? It’s not a hallucinogenic and won’t make you trip like LSD or shrooms. The herbs we use offer a mild, calming sensation that simply make you feel good—usually, within 5-15 minutes of sipping.