Chaga contains a lot of bioactive ingredients that provides numerous health benefits including better immunity. This exotic tea is also beneficial for diabetics. You need two ingredients to prepare this tea. Yes, chaga and water are all you need. So, let’s brew some tea. Shall we?
Break the huge chunks of chaga into smaller units of 1'' each or into a powdered form using a hatchet or a very sturdy knife.
Add 4 cups of water and 3 tablespoons of chaga powder (or 3 smaller units of chaga) in a large saucepan.
Bring it to boil and then allow the mixture to simmer on low heat for 30 minutes to 2 hours (depending on how strong you want your tea).
Turn off the heat and let it steep for another half an hour (some also prefer to keep it overnight for better extraction of the bioactive ingredients from it).
The water turns reddish brown. Strain this into a glass jar through a cheesecloth.
Serve warm or cold.
You may choose to add maple syrup or honey for flavor.
You can re-use the chaga chunks or powder for a second large brew if desired, but the potency will be reduced.
It is advisable to increase the simmer and steep time with each re-use as the strength of chaga reduces consecutively.
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