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3 Ways to Make Chaga Tea

January 31, 2019

3 Ways to Make Chaga Tea

The history of Chaga Tea seems to have started in Russia, Poland and other Baltic countries. It was and is used as a remedy for treating heart,liver, cancer, and gastric issues.

Modern laboratory research suggests that drinking Chaga Tea can play a role in defeating colorectal, lung, and cervical cancer.

The anticancer effect of Chaga is primarily attributed to triterpenoid compounds in the mushroom (source)

Studies show that there are essentially 4 ways that Chaga tea provides anticancer effects on our bodies:

  1. antioxidation to prevent the development of cancer
  2. arresting the growth of tumor cells
  3. killing tumor cells directly
  4. activating the immune system to kill tumor cells (source)

So the next question is what are the best ways to prepare chaga tea?

  • Individual Serving Size Chaga Tea Bags
    • Add teabag and 1 cup of hot water to mug. Let steep for 2-4 minutes (the longer the better).
  • Large Chaga Tea Bags
    • Add 8 cups of water to a pot and heat to 185 degrees (Fahrenheit). Let steep for 15-30 minutes. Leave it on longer for an even stronger brew.
Large Chaga Tea Bags

 

  • Chaga Chunks
    • Chaga chunks will need to be steeped for at least 1 hour using warm water.
    • Steeping the chaga tea chunks by simmering them over low heat for up to 4 hours. This creates a more potent brew.
    • Many people use a slow cooker on the low heat setting. This will create a very rich and dark tea.
Chaga Tea
Brewed Chaga Tea Chunks

Chaga tea exhibits a mild, slightly earthy flavor.

Cinnamon and maple syrup complement hot chaga tea very well

Chaga tea is great served cold as an iced tea. Let the chaga tea cool for a few hours then add ice cubes and a squeeze of lemon.

You can store leftover chaga tea in a container in your refrigerator and it will last for up to three days.

Chaga tea can be used as a base for oatmeal, soups, smoothies and added to coffee.

We’d love to hear from you. Let us know your favorite method for preparing Chaga tea.

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