Use 3-4 chunks each time and simmer in 750 ml of water. This should provide approximately 3 cups of Chaga brew.
The Chaga chunks need to be steeped for at least 20 mins in simmering water. Wait until the tea becomes a dark reddish-brown before consuming. If you really want to extract all of the benefits, simmer over a low heat for up to 4 hours. This will create a more bitter, rich and calming brew.
Chaga can be served cold as an iced tea. Let your Chaga tea cool over a few hours and add some ice cubes and perhaps a squeeze of lemon.
You can store leftover Chaga tea in the refrigerator for 3 days. You can also try stirring in some Altai Shiljait and or honey.
The Chaga cubes can be reused twice more after the initial extraction.
DON’T drink this tea if you are taking any blood pressure medications. Pregnant women should also avoid using the herbal tea as there is little research on whether it is safe during pregnancy.