Chaga Tea

Chaga Mushroom

Chaga is a fungus that grows mainly on birch trees in cold climate regions. Although this is not the most appealing mushroom you will see, it is packed with numerous health-benefiting components such as vitamins and minerals. In this regard, Chaga mushroom has remained at the top of the functional mushrooms list. Formulating Chaga mushrooms into a tea gives you these wonderful nutrients as the hot water breaks down the cell for easier access.

What is Chaga Mushroom tea and how is it brewed?

Chaga mushroom tea is generally tea made from Chaga fungus. The Chaga mushroom used in tea can be raw, powdered, or in dried chunks. Chaga Tea has a long history, especially for the Russians who traditionally used it as a daily beverage to prevent the occurrence of many diseases.
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Chaga Tea is very easy to prepare.

Let’s discuss the three main methods used to brew Chaga tea.

Method 1 – Chaga Tea

This is the fastest and easiest method used by not only beginners, but also experienced Chaga tea brewers. With this method all you need is a cup with a filter where you will add powdered Chaga. You then pour water into the Chaga and cover the cup for a few minutes to let the tea steep. You can drink the tea in this form or add flavoring agents and sweeteners such as honey or sugar.

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Method 2 – Chaga chilled tea

This makes a nice chilled beverage that will quench your thirst during those warm summer days as well as benefit you health wise. Chaga chilled tea is the perfect beverage to refresh your taste buds during the summer. To make this tea, you can follow the method above and cool the tea before drinking. Put it in the fridge to chill for at least 2 hours to achieve a reasonably cold drink. Add ice to make it cooler.

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Method 3 – Chaga pot tea

If you want to access all the nutrients in the Chaga mushroom, this is the perfect brewing method to use. With this method you put chaga chunks in a wide-bottomed pot, add water and bring it to a boil. Let the mixture simmer for about 30 minutes and then withdraw from the heat and leave to cool. You can drink this dark-brown tea as it is or again ad sweeteners. The boiling water’s heat significantly breaks the chitin making up the cell wall of the mushroom availing all the wonderful nutrients inside.

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Chaga Tea Benefits

  • Boosts brain function – research findings have shown that drinking Chaga mushroom tea can protect the brain cells and boost most of their functions, including memory and cognitive abilities
  • Lowers cholesterol – some components in chaga have shown positive results in breaking down cholesterol in the body. Remember that if cholesterol is reduced, you are not as prone to many cardiovascular problems.
  • Improves digestion – Chaga tea enhances the production of digestive enzymes for proper digestion. Its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties also protect the digestive tract from damage by foreign materials.
  • Boost the immunity – the nutrients and vitamins such as vitamin B and D in chaga tea work synergistically to boost your immune system.
  • It is an anti-inflammatory – The Chaga mushroom has powerful anti-inflammatory properties. This property was used even in the past to treat a number of ailments.
  • Potential anti-cancer – although studies are continuing to verify this property fully, previous studies have shown that drinking Chaga mushroom tea can help activate immune cells that fight cancer.

The bottom line

Chaga mushroom is such an incredible fungus proving to be a very powerful natural medicine. Now that you know that you have the freedom to flavor this tea as long as the main ingredient is incorporated, you can try it with different recipes to see how it will work for you. With the numerous purported and proven health benefits of chaga tea, this beverage should always be in the list of your favorite beverages.


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10 Responses to Chaga Tea

  1. Julai says:

    Hello, I’m glad i stumbled into your site because i haven’t heard of chaga tea or mushroom before.

    We love tea, my husband and I drink tea twice everyday and we love trying different kind. I’ll check if there’s some chaga tea in the grocery store so we can give it a try.

  2. Martin says:

    I’m someone who is always open to trying different herbs so I wouldn’t mind trying out the chaga tea.  I like the fact that this tea has several health benefits like improving digestion, lowering cholesterol, and boosting brain function. I love natural remedies because they don’t have a lot of side effects. Thanks for sharing this with us

  3. Justin says:

    Hello Teresa, this happens to be one product that I really like and that is because of the natural source it is made from and the benefits are so good. Having such common products help you deal with cholesterol and digestion is really rare and I like it so much. How available is this product for buyer?

  4. Nath says:

    Oh! Thank you so much for all these shared here.this chaga ttea does have some very good benefits that makes it standout. Though I have never brewed it before but knowing about it here makes the whole difference and surely I can look out for it,going forward. A very good one out here and thank you so much for sharing

  5. Bruce says:

    It’s thoughtful of you to share this article,  there are lots of different teas that most people don’t yet know about an Dita good to always get out brain undated, I love trying new stuffs so reading about this chaga tea is nice. I love the benefits of chaga tea and it’s very good that it can be easily Brewed. 

    • Teresa says:

      Chaga tea has become our morning tea.  It was introduced to me a few years ago from a fellow off grid friend who collects the Chaga.  I add honey and cinnamin to mine.  

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