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There are as many opinions on how to prepare chaga tea as there are differences in teas. Chaga lends itself well to all our preferences. From convenient modern tablets to age-old brewing methods. Preparing first by harvesting chaga, then processing.
How to Prepare Chaga
The outer skin of the chaga mushroom is very hard indigestible. Thus, removing is paramount to the best chaga tea brewing experience.
If you are lucky enough to have the raw form of this King of herbs, extraction needs to occur.
Opinions may vary. But for the home based user, the hot water method of extracting chaga’s nutritional benefit seems appropriate and offers ease of preparation.
To brew, steep chunks of chaga and brew in water for up to 8 hours.
A finer, more processed form will take less time. Powdered chaga, as an example, can be ready after brewing in around two hours.
Longer brewed chaga looks dark, almost like a coffee. The result for tea brewed over a less extended time is a lighter more recognizable tea color.
Old versus New
Historically, chaga tea combated common ailments.
The history behind chaga for medical purposes is long and documented.
Ancient civilizations used chaga tea as a remedy for a variety of health complaints. Everything from stomach cramps and digestive issues became a reason chaga was a commonly found accompaniment.
Many look to traditional concepts and solutions. And others concern themselves with only new treatments and ideas on health care. As we look to old ways, we also keep one eye on the assistance this king of herbs may offer in the future.
History now tells us people relied on chaga to resolve even more dire health conditions. In the days when there were no modern day medicines. This mushroom treats gastritis and ulcers.
Some things may have changed over the years, but the benefit of introducing chaga into your life has not. Today we look to chaga as a beverage for general health and well-being.
Generally, herbal teas in the past have been either brewed for a long period of time. Or used as a quick and convenient beverage. But now, it is available through products that are more convenient.
Refrigerate remaining chaga to have a flavored iced tea, or reheat and consume the next day.
Did you know that you can freeze excess chaga tea? Fill some ice cube trays with any leftovers ready to enjoy another time.
This enjoyable and beneficial tea can provide the luxury of time to yourself. And also the convenience of a teabag for those without a spare moment.
We are all different and our preferences and tastes vary. Today’s chaga offers flavor added inspiration. It evokes many recipe ideas for the creative cook.
Research chaga for yourself. And see the possibilities for your venture into making chaga tea.
You’ll soon be teaching others how to prepare chaga tea.