Reishi Mushroom Tea Recipe

by Komal Narwani last updated -

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Reishi mushroom tea may not paint a pretty picture, but it’s one of the best ways to boost your immunity and improve your overall health. It also prevents various types of cancers. Its only drawback is that it’s bitter to taste, however, it is compensated with the infinite health benefits it provides. Besides, you always have various sweeteners to the rescue. Anyway, without further adieu, let’s proceed to make this amazingly healthy beverage!

Reishi Mushroom Tea Recipe

A tad bit of bitterness for a blooming health!
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Course: Beverage
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: reishi mushroom tea
Appliance: Hot plate
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Passive Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 2 cups

Ingredients

  • 3-5 grams reishi mushroom (dried, grounded or sliced)
  • 4-5 cups water (filtered)
  • 8 leaves mint (fresh and crushed, optional)
  • 2 tbsp honey (optional)
  • 2 drops peppermint oil (optional)

Instructions

  • Pour the water into a pot or any other container and bring it to a boil. Make sure you don't use an aluminum container as the process requires heating for long, and the metal is neither a perfect absorber nor a reflector of heat.
  • Add reishi powder or slices to it and let it boil for another half an hour. If you prefer a strong flavor, you may let it boil for longer, but keep adding more water as it evaporates.
  • Turn off the heat and let the mushrooms steep in it for another 30 minutes, even longer if possible. Reishi mushroom is woody, therefore it needs time to steep.
  • Now you may add honey, peppermint oil, and mint to the pot and stir it well.
    A jar of honey with ginger and lemon on a wooden table
  • Strain the mixture into a jar using a strainer or a cheesecloth.
  • Pour it in your cup and relish this healthy beverage!

Notes

Remember, reishi mushroom tea has a very bitter taste. Depending on your choice, you may choose to completely avoid any kind of sweetener or add some other herbs to it like licorice root.

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An alumnus of St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai, Komal is a quirky writer. She loves to add a touch of creativity to everything she does. She has a diverse background in teaching biology, working as an analyst, and freelancing as a content writer. There are only two ways she can express herself, first is words and second is dance.

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