To make chaga tea, first acquire and shred chaga mushrooms. Soak the pieces in cool water for five hours to soften. Remove the mushrooms, and store the water for later use. Add the mushrooms to hot water, and steep for two days. Strain the liquid to remove the mushrooms. Discard the mushrooms and mix the liquid with the saved liquid. Heat and drink up to three times a day.
Chaga tea is made from a mushroom of the same name that grows on birch, elm, alder and ironwood trees. The mushroom, which is brown in color with white veins, is known for not holding as much moisture as other mushrooms. Chaga mushrooms are often used for medicinal purposes and pain relief.
This tea is thought to enhance the immune system and treat gastrointestinal disorders. It has anti-inflammatory properties and is often used in the treatment of HIV, hypertension and issues with the liver. Chaga tea is thought to reduce the likelihood of developing cancer of the uterus, stomach, liver and breast. It is also used in the treatment of diabetes and cardiovascular disorders. Chaga tea also contains a high number of antioxidants that help to reduce the body's free radicals and improve the body's health.