Chaga Mushroom Tea Recipes

I have been having so much fun playing with medicinal mushrooms so today I’m sharing my two favourite chaga mushroom tea recipes, one with chia spices and the other with vanilla. Chaga Mushrooms are known for their incredible healing powers, especially when it comes to cancer as they are the highest food source of antioxidants.

To learn more about the health benefits of chaga mushrooms and other medicinal mushroom check out last week’s post (and enter my medicinal mushroom giveaway).

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Chai Chaga Mushroom Tea

(sugar free, vegan, gluten free)

Prep time: 2 minutes | Cook time: 30 minutes to 10 hours | Serving size: 1 liter

Ingredients:

  • 1 liter filtered water
  • 4 chaga mushroom chunks
  • 1 cinnamon stick or 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 inch ginger or 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 5 whole cloves or 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 3 cardamom pods or 1/4 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1 star anise or 1/4 tsp ground star anise
  • ½ Tbsp black peppercorns or 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp stevia
  • Splash of nut milk

Directions:

  1. Place the water and chaga into a large pot along with spices if using whole spices.
  2. Increase the heat to low and simmer gently for at least 30 minutes. It is really important that you do not boil, the hot temperature can corrupt the active ingredients in chaga mushrooms. If you would like a stronger brew, continue to gently heat for up to 10 hours, adding spices for the last 30 minutes.
  3. Once brewed, remove the chaga mushroom chunks and store in the freezer. You can use them again up to 5 times as long as the brew is still a dark coffee like colour. If you used whole spices, remove and discard them. If you are using ground spices, add them now with the stevia.
  4. Enjoy hot or chilled with a splash of nut milk. Store in the fridge for up to 14 days.

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Vanilla Chaga Mushroom Tea Recipe

(sugar free, vegan, gluten free)

Prep time: 2 minutes | Cook time: 30 minutes to 10 hours | Serving size: 1 liter

Ingredients:

  • 1 liter filtered water
  • 4 chaga mushroom chunks
  • 10 drops of vanilla stevia

Directions:

  1. Place the water and chaga into a large pot.
  2. Increase the heat to low and simmer gently for at least 30 minutes. It is really important that you do not boil, the hot temperature can corrupt the active ingredients. If you would like a stronger brew, continue to gently heat for up to 10 hours.
  3. Once brewed, remove the chaga mushrooms chunks and store in the freezer. You can use them again up to 5 times as long as the brew is still a dark coffee like colour.
  4. Add 10 drops of vanilla stevia and enjoy hot of chilled. Store in the fridge for up to 14 days.

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Chaga Mushroom Tea is made with medicinal chaga mushrooms that are known for their incredible healing powers, especially when it comes to cancer as they are the highest food source of antioxidants.
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Recipe type: Drinks
Cuisine: Sugar Free
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 liter filtered water
  • 4 chaga mushroom chunks
  • FOR CHAI CHAGA TEA:
  • 1 cinnamon stick or ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 inch ginger or ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • 5 whole cloves or ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • 3 cardamom pods or ¼ tsp ground cardamom
  • 1 star anise or ¼ tsp ground star anise
  • ½ Tbsp black peppercorns or ⅛ tsp black pepper
  • ⅛ tsp stevia
  • Splash of nut milk
  • FOR VANILLA CHAGA TEA
  • 10 drops vanilla stevia
Directions
  1. Place the water and chaga into a large pot along with spices if using whole spices (omit spices completely for the vanilla version).
  2. Increase the heat to low and simmer gently for at least 30 minutes. It is really important that you do not boil, the hot temperature can corrupt the active ingredients in chaga mushrooms. If you would like a stronger brew, continue to gently heat for up to 10 hours, adding spices for the last 30 minutes.
  3. Once brewed, remove the chaga mushroom chunks and store in the freezer. You can use them again up to 5 times as long as the brew is still a dark coffee like colour. If you used whole spices, remove and discard them. If you are using ground spices, add them now.
  4. Add stevia or vanilla stevia and enjoy hot or chilled with a splash of nut milk. Store in the fridge for up to 14 days.

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6 Responses to “Chaga Mushroom Tea Recipes”

  1. BArbara July 12, 2015 at 12:16 pm #

    these are fabulous. Do you have anything for reishi mushroom chunks? I have a lot and dont know how to use them

    • Jesse Lane Lee, CNP July 12, 2015 at 3:01 pm #

      Hi Barbara! I haven’t actually created a recipe with them yet because I actually like the mushroom-y flavour of Reishi Tea! It would probably taste good mixed with herbs though.

  2. Diana October 4, 2015 at 3:27 pm #

    I do like your creations they sound so wonderful. I just wish there things I had in my kitchen that I could work with. I dont even know where to get some of this stuff.

    Lots of Love.
    Beginning new Vegan.

    • Jesse Lane Lee, CNP October 5, 2015 at 9:37 am #

      Thank you so much Diana! You can find most of the ingredients at big grocery stores and all of them at health food stores. You can also order them online on Amazon.

  3. Crystal May 2, 2016 at 11:30 pm #

    I came across your site while looking for Chaga Tea Recipes. I was surprised to find that you mentioned that high heat would harm the beneficial properties of the mushroom. Based on my research, that is incorrect.

    It is the high heat that breaks down the chitins and allows the beneficial properties to become bioavailable, but only the water soluble ones. Without the high heat, the chitins aren’t broken down and the mushroom has almost no benefits because most people don’t have the necessary chitinase in our gastric juices to digest them.

    Additionally, there are still a whole host of beneficial properties not even touched by the teas because they must be broken down in alcohol to release those properties.

    Here is the link to an in-depth study of this amazing mushroom. I think you will find it quite fascinating. They also debunk a lot of the hype and tell you what to look for to find a quality product.

    https://oriveda.wordpress.com/chaga-the-facts/

    Best of Luck,
    Crystal

    • Jesse Lane Lee, CNP May 3, 2016 at 7:30 am #

      Hi Crystal, Thank you so much for sharing!It contradicts the research I have done, it is always great to see both sides of the research.

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