Top 5 Ways to Make Poppy Pod Tea Stronger


Although many people are turning to poppy seed tea due to the difficulty in finding poppy pods, poppy pod tea is still a popular drink.   This post does not recommend consuming poppy pod tea, and it only includes a list of items that easy and legal to consume.  Poppy pod tea can be addictive, and you should consult with your doctor or a healthcare professional prior to consuming any forms of herbal tea.

You can learn some more information about this tea on my Poppy Pod Tea Ultimate Guide.

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This list contains some great tips that can help Make Poppy Pod Tea Stronger.  This is not medical advice, and I do not recommend consuming poppy pods in any form.  You can read more about this in the Conclusion section below.

You can also read about How Poppy Pod Tea is Made Stronger on my separate post.

Make Poppy Pod Tea Stronger Tip #1: Tagamet

I’ve found that cimetidine is a great way to strengthen poppy pod tea.  Consuming this OTC drug can Make Poppy Pod Tea Stronger and last longer.  Cimetidine is commonly sold in many countries around the world under the brand name Tagamet.  It is very easy to swallow your suggested dosage of this antacid.  The suggested or recommended dosage is usually in the form of 1-2 small pills.  It is recommended to take the cimetidine dosage around an hour before poppy pod tea is consumed.  It has the potential to make the effects last up to 50% longer.  I have included an Amazon link below:

Tagamet Acid Reducer, 200mg, 30-count Tablets, 30 Count

Make Poppy Pod Tea Stronger Tip #2 : Lemon Juice

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The acidity of the lemon juice helps extract the natural opiates from the poppy pods and transfer the compounds to form the tea. This actually makes the poppy pod tea stronger and adds a lemon taste.  many people like the taste of lemon and they feel that it enhances the flavor profile of the bitter poppy pod tea.

ReaLemon 100% Lemon Juice – 2/48 oz. btls. by ReaLemon [Foods]

Make Poppy Pod Tea Stronger Tip #3: Grapefruit Juice

One of the most common know ways to strengthen opiates such as poppy pod tea is by consuming grapefruit juice.  Drinking 8 ounces ~ one hour before consuming poppy pod tea can enhance the effects and make it last longer.  Many people will actually mix the grapefruit juice with their poppy pod tea to enhance and naturally sweeten the flavor.  I have included an Amazon link for high quality grapefruit juice below:

Make Poppy Pod Tea Stronger Tip #4: Quinine

Many people are familiar with tonic water, but they are unaware how it affects opiates such as poppy pod tea.  For those that are unfamiliar, tonic water is a lightly carbonated beverage that includes the active ingredient quinine.  Quinine is the desired compound that helps potentiate the opiates found in poppy pod tea.  This can make poppy pod tea stronger and last longer.  Consuming an average bottle (12 ounces) of tonic water an hour before consuming poppy pod tea can make it stronger and last longer!  I have included an Amazon link below:

Schweppes Tonic Water, 6-Pack, 10 oz Bottles

Make Poppy Pod Tea Stronger Tip #5: Best Poppy Pods

The easy way to make your poppy tea stronger is to make sure you are using the best poppy pods.  Poppy pods have become increasingly difficult to find, and they are banned in many countries.  This has caused more people to consider poppy seed tea instead.  You can see my list of the Best Poppy Seed Brands if you are considering that tea instead.



 Make Poppy pod Tea Stronger Bonus Tip: Empty Stomach

My bonus tip to help make Poppy Pod Tea Stronger is to consume the tea first thing in the morning when you have an empty stomach.  It may be difficult for some people to drink the poppy pod tea first thing in the morning due to the taste.  For others that find the taste absolutely delicious, this tip can be an excellent way to increase concentration of the desired opiate compounds in the blood.

Science Behind Making Poppy Pod Tea Stronger

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Poppy Pod Tea is metabolized by the liver enzymes CYP3A4 and CYP2D6. As a result, its clearance (duration of effects) can be altered by inhibitors of these liver enzymes.  Many of the items listed above are well-known inhibitors of CYP3A4 or CYP2D6.  There is a variance in the levels and the way that these enzymes act from individual to individual.  As a result, you should always consult with your doctor prior to consuming any of these items.

The use of these inhibitors can raise tolerance over time, so you may want to use these temporarily in order to minimize the increase in tolerance


I hope that this detailed list has helped you discover some methods to make Poppy Pod Tea Stronger.  Remember, poppy pod tea can be dangerous and can lead to opiate overdose.  It is especially dangerous when it is consumed in large amounts or combined with other prescription medications.  This is why I do not recommend consuming poppy pod tea.  make sure to consult with a healthcare professional or your primary doctor before consuming any kinds of herbal tea.

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