It is time to take a break from your regular morning lattes and grab a handful of mushrooms. If you are wondering how it is remotely a substitute of the former, you are in for a surprise! Mushroom tea is as good a morning fuel and has more benefits than you can think of. It is not news that more and more people are indulging themselves in a cup of mushroom tea.
The use of mushrooms dates back centuries and there are more than 100 varieties of mushrooms that have been used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat a large number of illnesses. You are probably aware of how we make tea out of almost everything around us. Well, you can add mushroom tea to your recipe diary because today we are going to master how to make mushroom tea. A perfect hot soothing cup of mushroom tea might just be what you have been looking for to get rid of the monotony of your everyday teas.
How to make Mushroom tea?
Learning how to make mushroom tea, will not only get you a new kind of earthy brew but also help you boost your immunity and avail you of plenty of other health benefits of mushroom. Mushroom teas are sources of minerals like copper, selenium, potassium, etc., and Vitamin B as well. It gives stamina to the body and even helps improve bone strength. The antioxidants present in mushroom tea helps in enhancing the immunity system of the human body.
The first step in knowing how to make mushroom tea is choosing which mushroom you want to go for. The 5 most popular mushrooms are Reishi, Chaga, Lion’s Mane, Maitake, and Cordyceps.
Containing the highest level of antioxidants, Chaga mushroom has a very mild taste with a hint of vanilla in it. It is usually served as ice tea and consumed unsweetened. It won’t turn bitter if brewed for longer periods of time. To add a bit of sweetness to the drink, you can add a cinnamon stick or some maple syrup.
How to make Chaga mushroom tea?
- An inch of Chaga chunk cube or powdered Chaga or Chaga tea bag
- 2 cups of hot water
To know how to make Chaga mushroom tea, go through the following steps:
Step 1- Boil some water in a pot or a kettle
Step 2- Grind the Chaga mushroom chunk in a grinder into a fine powder. The powdered form will help brew faster. Chaga tea bags may also be used but it’s the most beneficial with pure Chaga powder or chunks.
Step 3- Add the powder to a tea infuser and put it in boiling water
Step 4- Let it sit for 5 minutes. If you have used a tea bag, keep it for a minute longer.
Step 5-Add a little garnish if you wish to. Throw in a cinnamon stick or some syrup to give it a sweet taste.
Enjoy your hot cup of Chaga mushroom tea!
Reishi mushrooms, also known as the mushroom of immortality, have a slightly bitter taste. It contains chemicals that boost immunity and protects from flu and even helps with chronic illnesses like asthma.
How to make reishi mushroom tea:
- 3-5 grams of dried Reishi mushroom in thin slices or small chunks (the smaller the better)
- 4-5 cups of water
Optional: Honey, maple syrup, or lemon
To know how to make reishi mushroom tea, follow the following steps:
Step 1: Boil some water in a pot or a kettle
Step 2: Add the pieces of mushrooms to the boiling water and reduce the heat so that it can simmer on low heat.
Step 3: Let your concoction steep for 5 minutes and taste it every 30 seconds after that so as to reach the perfect taste and flavour according to your preference.
Step 4: Garnish it with a slice of lemon or add a dash of fresh lemon juice for taste.
Enjoy your freshly brewed reishi mushroom tea.
Magic mushrooms or psilocybin mushrooms are mushrooms in which the active agent is psilocybin whereas, in medicinal mushrooms, the active agent is beta-glucans. Magic mushrooms do not taste like the mushrooms that you buy from your local grocery store and are meaty, chewy, and sometimes infused with a sunflower seed-like taste.
While some people can eat raw magic mushrooms, it is difficult for most people to do so without feeling nauseated and sick. The best way of consuming magic mushrooms and avoid nausea and barfing is by making magic mushroom tea. It is very easy to learn how to make mushroom tea which has high psychoactive compounds.
A few of the most popular varieties used for magic mushroom tea are Reishi, Chaga, Turkey Tail, Lion’s Mane, Maitake, and Cordyceps.
How to make magic mushroom tea (powdered):
- Step 1: Weigh out your preferred dosage of magic mushrooms and air dry them
- Step 2: Grind the mushrooms into a powder (make sure the shrooms are completely dry)
- Step 3: Cut ginger into thin slices and add it to the powder along with a couple of spoons of lemon juice
- Step 4: Pour some hot water into the above mixture and stir
- Step 5: Let it steep for about 15-20 mins
- Step 6: You can add some honey for taste.
Pour it into a cup and enjoy your freshly brewed cup of shroom tea!
If you do not want to powder your shrooms, you can use the raw slices or chunks to prepare magic psychedelic mushroom tea. This method is quite simple and gives a rich trip. You can customise your tea according to your needs, such as by adding ashwagandha, for elevating the benefits.
How to make magic mushroom tea (chunks or slices)
Step 1: Weigh out your preferred dosage of magic mushrooms and cut them into very small pieces or super thin slices. It is important to make sure that the surface area of the pieces is small so as to increase the level of exposure to water. It helps the chemicals of the psychedelic mushrooms mix well in the tea.
Step 2: Take the pieces of the mushroom and put them in a teapot.
Step 3: Add 2 tsp lemon juice to the mushrooms and let it sit for about 10 minutes.
Step 4: Boil some water and then cool it for a few minutes.
Step 5: Pour the hot water (make sure it is not boiling) to the teapot containing the shrooms. Let it steep for 20 minutes or so.
Step 6: Add some honey to the tea as per your needs.
Pour it in a cup and your shroom tea is ready!
Making mushroom tea is a very simple procedure and requires very little time. It is a versatile tea. It is rich in benefits because of its medicinal properties. A lot of people consume mushroom tea regularly to relish its earthy, raw flavour for relaxation purposes and enjoy its health benefits.
The most frequent question regarding mushroom tea is how to make mushroom tea. So we put together our favorite mushroom tea recipes for you. The recipes are malleable so you can spice it up the way you want. To add a dainty touch to your tea, you can even add some flowers.
There are endless possibilities and flavours when it comes to mushroom tea. Enjoy this drink at home and share it with your loved ones to lead a better quality of life!