If you’ve ever wondered how to prepare Chaga tea from raw Chaga mushrooms, Lonnie from “Far North Bushcraft And Survival” made a video just about that particular subject.
Lonnie also mentioned a couple of important benefits of Chaga mushrooms, including its strong anti-oxidant properties and usage in cancer therapy.
He covered everything from separating Chaga from a tree bark using a hatchet, grinding it and finally showing the dosage he uses and the process of making the tea itself. Some other great ways to grind it would be with mortar and pestle or with a hammer with Chaga closed in a high-quality plastic freezer bag.
His recommendation here is 2 tsp of chaga powder for one cup of tea, steeping for 10-30 minutes. The chaga can be re-used for a second cup of tea that will be about half as strong.
If you don’t have access to raw Chaga or just want to have the powder ready without messing up your coffee grinder or chopping off your fingers with a hatchet, get some here. Our chaga is raw, not an extract like our other medicinal mushrooms are, so making a tea like this is great to do.