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How To Make Chaga Tea

Charge yourself with chaga tea!
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: chaga tea
Appliance: Hot plate
Servings: 1 cup

Ingredients

  • 1 tspn chaga mushroom (powder)
  • 1 cup water (filtered)

Instructions

  • Bring a cup of water to boil in a kettle or saucepan and switch the heat off.
  • Add chaga powder or 1-inch chaga chunks to the boiled water.
    Chaga mushrooms on a wooden floor
  • Cover and let it steep for 5-10 minutes. Some people prefer to steep it for 30 minutes for stronger extraction of bioactive ingredients.
  • The tea water will be a reddish brown in color. Strain the chaga tea and enjoy it hot or cold! You may choose to add maple syrup or honey¬†for flavor.

Notes

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 steep time with each re-use as the strength of chaga reduces consecutively.
If you have a big chunk of chaga, it is better to best to break it into smaller units of 1 inch each to make chaga tea. You will have to use a hatchet or a very sturdy knife. However, it is best to powder the mushroom chunks.