If you read our recent post on Chaga Mushrooms, you will see it is essential for optimal immunity. Chaga mushrooms also contain ingredients that add many other health benefits that will help improve our overall health and wellness.

How to make chaga tea
How to make Chaga tea

I’m not sure if you have personally seen Chaga mushrooms before but if not, they look like a chunk of rotten wood. You wouldn’t even think it was anything anyone in their right mind would consume. However, regardless of how they look, Chaga Mushrooms are loaded with nutrients such as zinc, copper, iron, and magnesium and is very high in antioxidants. Its nickname says it best, “The Mushroom of Immortality”.

With the coronavirus spreading like a wildfire, we need to do all we can to boost our immune system now.

In fact, consuming Chaga and taking a high dosage of Vitamin C is being said to possibly combat Coronavirus or ease the symptoms of it.

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So how do you get all of these rich nutrients?

You can’t just take a bite of it. That because Chaga mushrooms made out of a hard, indigestible and all-natural material called chitin. You will need to extract the nutrients out of the mushroom in order to take advantage of its benefits.

Chaga Muschrooms
Chaga Mushrooms

In this article, I will tell you what to do with these little superfood nuggets so you can extract all of the nutrients for optimal protection and benefits.

You will get the recipe and instruction on how to easily prepare your Chaga Mushrooms. First, you need Chaga. If you need to purchase some, you can order some here from a lady who sells them on Etsy. That’s where I buy mine. Feel free to purchase them wherever you prefer. I just like recommending people and products I personally use and trust.

How To Make Simple and Easy Chaga Tea

Using hot water and making tea is the easiest and most popular way people can extract the goodness out of Chaga mushrooms. When you receive your Chaga mushroom, they should be “ready to go” meaning it should be cut into chunks already.

All you need is:

  • Chaga Chunks: About 2-3 chunks (1inch chunks) per half gallon of water
  • A stovetop pot or crockpot
  • Strainer
  • A glass drink dispenser or jars to put the tea in after its made
  • Optional: Honey or Maple Syrup
how to make chaga tea
How to make chaga tea


  1. Get 2-4 chunks of Chaga mushrooms
  2. If using a stovetop, add half a gallon of water to your pot and bring to a boil. After the water is boiling, reduce heat to low then add chunks for 2 hours minimum up to 8 hours for max extraction. Do not boil Chaga, it destroys all of the nutrients. Always simmer.
  3. If using a crockpot, add water and Chaga chunks to crockpot and cook on low for 8 hours. For super concentrated tea, let the Chaga stand overnight in the pot (room temperature).
  4. Once the tea is done, use a strainer and pour it into the glass jars. Each batch will last up to 5 days. After that, it will start to lose its potency.
  5. Add honey or maple syrup if you want it sweetened. I personally love the organic flavor so I don’t add anything to it.

I try to be waste-free in my home so I personally like to save and reuse old pasta sauce jars or pickle jars to store my Chaga tea in but you can use whatever you would like.

How to make Chaga tea
How to make Chaga tea

You can also reuse the same chunks a few times. Each time you use them, they will slowly lose their strength so you can toss them after the 5th use.  You will want to store them in the freezer, in between batches.

You can drink up to 8oz of Chaga Tea up to 3 times a day. I normally drink a cold glass with ice at lunch and a hot cup at night before bed. Water is best at any other time to help with digestion and detoxification.

This stuff is really so simple to make and it is delicious. My teenagers even drink a cup a day. If I could suggest one thing people should drink besides water, it’s Chaga tea. It is light, refreshing and is packed full of nutrients. If you haven’t read all about these benefits, please take a second to hop over to our article “Chaga Mushrooms For Optimal Antiviral Protection”. We talk in detail about the benefits the mushroom provides.

Also, please share this information with your loved ones. We want to get the word out about Chaga mushrooms so people can use it to boost their immune systems to possibly prepare for the coronavirus, flu or any other illness.

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  1. Thanks for sharing! I’ve never made chaga tea before, but I’m all for anything to help boost my immune system these days!

  2. Hannah Whitmore Reply

    I’ve never heard of chaga tea but it sounds great! I’m always looking for ways to boost my immune system!

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  5. I had no idea about this tea, or its benefits. Tempted to give it a shot, even though I am not a tea peson!

  6. Thanks! I’ve been looking into ways to naturally boost my immune system and this seems like a great way!

  7. I have never heard of chaga mushrooms or tea. Thanks for sharing this information, any immune boosting tips nowadays are worth trying.

  8. Aa someone who has never have a great immune system, this post on how to make chaga tea to boost immune systems is very helpful. Thank you for sharing your knowledge to help others during this challenging time and just in general.

  9. I would have to say I’m a hard core tea drinker. I never have heard of this and really would like to try it. Thanks for the recipe.

  10. Very interested in trying this. Chaga is grown here in Maine so it’s common at Health food stores!

  11. This is new to me. Hope I can get some to try especially now that our immune system needs all to boost it can get. Thanks for sharing!

  12. I have never heard of these mushrooms until now! What a great and fun way to help your immune system. How would you describe the flavor?

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