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Reishi Mushroom Tea Recipe

A tad bit of bitterness for a blooming health!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Passive Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: reishi mushroom tea
Appliance: Hot plate
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.