Chaga Tea Recipe - How to Make Chaga Tea

How to make mushroom tea

Making chaga mushroom tea doesn't need to complicated and can be fun and enjoyable for the whole family. The health benefits of chaga are well worth the time and effort.

Chaga offers concentrated natural medicine from birch trees.  Consider chaga tea as a tonic and drink chaga tea daily for the maintenance of good health and strong immune system.

For best results we recommend you follow our chaga daily dose guide. Make yourself aware of the possible chaga side effects and chaga allergy alerts beforehand.

The following directions on how to prepare chaga tea are suitable for Annanda Chaga Tea and Annanda Mushroom ImmuniTea products.

Refer to the Annanda Chaga Grind Selector page for help in choosing the grind of chaga tea that's right for you.  

how to make chaga tea - never boil chaga tea

Chaga Tea Recipe | How To Make Chaga Tea 

  • 4 tablespoons of Annanda Chaga Tea
  • 1 Litre of water
  • simmer on medium to medium - low heat for 3 to 5 hours.
  • Do Not Boil. Beta glucans are diminished by high heat
  • Steep at 80 Celsius /176 Fahrenheit for best results. 


Best recipe for chaga tea |  How To Make Chaga Tea From Powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5g) of Annanda Chaga powder
  • 6 oz cup of boiling water
  • Steep 10-20 min or to taste
  • Re use Chaga powder by adding more hot water for a second cup


How To Make Chaga Tea with Chunks

How To Make Chaga Tea In Slow Cooker

  • Add 3 to 5 dried mushrooms or 3.5g of Annanda Chaga Chunks
  • 1 liter fresh water
  • Slow cook on low or warm for up to 12 hours

Optionally, the slow cooker can be kept on warm or low for days adding more fresh water as needed. 

Monitor your results, as slow cooker temperatures and their settings may vary with different models. 

To keep Chaga tea from reaching a boil keep the lid of your slow cooker slightly askew. this will allow some heat to escape will help to avoid reaching higher temperatures above 80 Celsius.

How To Make Chaga Tea in Instant Pot

Under certain conditions it has been found possible to use Instant Pot to make chaga tea. Learn how under high high pressure and high temperatures you can make a pressurized extraction of chaga tea in 30 minutes.

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How to make Mushroom Tea - Brewing Tips

  • Chaga can be kept inside a tea ball or muslin tea bag for convenience and re-use.
  • Add additional cups of water to your brew to dilute as needed
  • Serve hot or let cool to room temperature then refrigerate for up to 14 days. 
  • Chaga Tea can be enjoyed and an iced tea or reheated on the stove top.
  • Store used Chaga in the freezer and reuse 3 to 5 times or until exhausted (water runs clear). 
  • Used ground Chaga can be incorporated into smoothies, sauces or stews.
  • Used chaga chunks can be be ground using a coffee grinder and makes a nice addition to your garden compost.
  • You can add honey, lemon juice or other herbal tea to your chaga without it affecting the active ingredients 
  • Enjoy 1 to 2 cup of tea daily for maximum benefits

How long to steep mushroom tea?

Mushroom tea is best steeped for long periods of time at medium to low temperatures for maximum benefit of its active ingredients.  

This allows for a good extraction of medicinal properties without compromising the bio active ingredients.  

How to Store Chaga Tea

Chaga Tea can go bad so learn how to store chaga tea properly to keep your chaga fresher longer.

Dried Chaga should be kept in its original package or stored in an airtight container away from direct sunlight.

Store used or 'wet' chaga tea in the freezer using freezer bags or freezer container. 

No need to dry wet chaga tea in between brews.  

Brewed chaga tea can be frozen and stored long term in the freezer. Annanda Chaga concentrate is perfect for freezer storage. Ready to drink just thaw and enjoy!

How long does Chaga Tea last? 

Annanda chaga tea products have a shelve life of 2 years. Look for the Lot number and expiration date on the package. 

Brewed chaga tea can be kept in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. 

Chaga Tea Brewing Toll Free Support

Annanda Chaga Tea comes with chaga tea brewing directions and Toll Free Customer Support.  

Toll Free 1-855-55-CHAGA

or email Heather and Blair:

For more information about chaga refer to the Annanda chaga Complete Guide to Canadian Chaga Mushrooms. Learn more about the History of Chaga used by First Nations and Indigenous tribes for centuries in unique and interesting ways.