Now that you simply discovered and foraged or purchased some mushrooms to make a tea, how do you it? Nicely there are 1,000,000 methods to do something proper, over time I’ve finished quite a lot of analysis, watched a bunch of movies and located that suggestions for making teas from medicinal mushrooms varies fairly a bit.
To begin with let me give some recommendation on foraging wild mushrooms. Reishi for instance molds in a short time, so drying them fully is crucial. My chosen methodology is to position them on their again, cap down, within the solar. This manner the mushroom absorbs extra vitamin D. Nonetheless if time is a matter or cloudy climate, dehydrating works or opening your oven door, putting the mushrooms on the open door and placing your temperature on low is efficient.
Reishi Tea: One of the best analysis I’ve discovered on making Reishi tea is to make use of 2 tablespoons of dried Reishi items per 1 quart of water. Merely add mushrooms to water and produce to a boil after which flip down so the tea simmers for 1 hour. The tea can be lowered fairly considerably. There you could have it. Reishi tea has a powerful, bitter style. Some like this, for those who don’t may I counsel utilizing lemon, ginger, honey or inexperienced tea as an additive. Use the identical Reishi materials twice earlier than discarding!
Right here’s just a few recipes I discovered: familycuisine.internet/recipes/medicinal-mushroom-tonic-tea/
This glorious tea is a staple through the Winter months. Most herbs will be discovered at native pure meals shops, or on-line.
- 2 cups water
- 2 tbsp Reishi mushroom tea
- 1 tbsp dried elderberries
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 tsp minced recent ginger
- 1 slice astragalus root (elective)
- Honey to style
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Add all components in small pot on the range. Warmth on medium-high till the tea reaches a gradual, rolling boil. Flip the warmth all the way down to low and simmer for 10-20 minutes (the longer it goes, the stronger it will get). Flip off warmth and pressure. Add honey or sweetener for style.
Turkey Tail Tea: For Turkey Tail tea the identical ratios apply, so 2 tablespoons per 1 quart water. Add mushrooms to water and produce to boil, then decrease to a simmer for an hour. Turkey Tail has a powerful mushroom taste so the identical components will be added. Turmeric generally is a good add in as nicely.
Turkey Tail and Turmeric Tea
- 1 cup chopped turkey tail mushroom
- 5 cups purified water
- 2.5 teaspoons floor turmeric
- ½ teaspoon native honey
- 1 drop lemon important oil
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- Chop the turkey tail mushroom into small items and add to a big pot of water on the range.
- Carry the water to a boil, then simmer for an hour.
- Pressure the combination by a colander. Add a ½ teaspoon of recent floor turmeric and the honey and stir.
- Add the lemon important oil and stir once more.
- That’s it — time to drink!
When you’d like so as to add extra taste, almond milk, one drop of cinnamon, ginger or lemon important oil, or stevia are good choices.
Be happy so as to add the remainder of your turmeric to your leftovers whereas it’s nonetheless heat because it’s simpler to mix, and hold any leftovers within the fridge. You’ll be able to then reheat or serve chilled or on ice. —- Dr. Axe
Chaga Tea: Making Chaga tea is a bit completely different. You could possibly as soon as once more use the identical measurements of two tablespoons per 2 qts of water. Carry water with Chaga added to a excessive simmer, 150 levels in case you have a thermometer, or small rolling bubbles should you don’t. Flip off burner and let sit 7 hours, I usually make mine at evening and it’s prepared within the morning. It’s essential to not boil the Chaga for the primary two batches, because it lessens the medicinal qualities. On the third batch carry it a tough boil to extract something left within the Chaga. Chaga chunks or powder can be utilized thrice earlier than discarding! Chaga tastes good by itself and is impartial in taste, it may be earthy at instances. I like so as to add recent ginger, turmeric or licorice roots and a contact of honey.
- 3 cups chilly chaga tea
- 2 recent squeezed lemons
- 2 tablespoons honey/maple syrup
- recent berries
- 1 tablespoon lavender
- 1 tablespoon recent mint
Combine collectively in a pitcher, chill and serve
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