History of the Hanoi Strain
The Hanoi strain was collected by none other than “Mushroom” John Allen on his travels through South East Asia in the 1990s. It was discovered just outside of the city of Hanoi — the second-largest city in Vietnam. However, some sources say that it was found far earlier.
Some vendors claim that the Hanoi mushroom was discovered on a small rural farm outside of Hanoi growing in a pile of livestock manure and straw in the early 1900s. We’ll never know the exact origins of this strain, but we believe that John Allen was the first to bring it back to the west, where its spores would be domesticated and introduced to the market.
These magic mushrooms have likely been known for centuries. They were probably found by a western mycologist back in the early 1900s, but until John Allen discovered them in the 1990s, they weren’t particularly known about in the western world.
This well-rounded strain is becoming increasingly popular for its aggressive colonization and fruiting habits, as well as its potency, ease of cultivation, and yield potential.
Hanoi Potency & Psilocybin Content
You can expect above-average potency from this strain — however, formal tryptamine testing has not yet been performed on this strain. We estimate the total tryptamine levels of this strain to fall somewhere between 0.9% and 1.8% of the dried weight.
The effects of this strain are highly visual and have a tendency to produce powerful waves of euphoria.
Many reports support the claim that Hanoi is surprisingly calming when consumed in low doses, with light visual distortion such as blurred outlines and faint geometric patterns noticeable.
The trip is undeniably intense when larger doses of Hanoi are consumed (three to five grams of dried mushrooms). Both strong closed and open-eye visuals, as well as audible hallucinations, can occur. Waves of energy and euphoria create a strong physical high, and the effects are said to last over seven hours.
A large dose of these mushrooms isn’t for the faint-hearted. However, if you’re looking for a truly mystical experience with a strong potential for open-eye visuals, this is a fantastic stain. ~tripsitter.com