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Chaga Recipes: Our Favorite Five

Below are my favorite chaga recipes for you to try and enjoy at home.

Before you get started, you will obviously need some chaga to begin with. If you plan on buying some, please click here to check out our Buying Guide.

Alternatively, if you plan on harvesting your own, please check out our Harvest Guide.

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Simple Chaga Tea

Ingredients

Using Whole Chunks

1. In a 1 litre pot of water, drop in a small handful of chaga chunks and bring to a boil.

2. Let them simmer until the water turns a reddish brown color, or, at least, an hour to extract more of the bioactive ingredients. Afterwards, strain the tea into a mug and add some maple syrup or honey to taste.

3. You can reuse the same chaga chunks several times before they start to lose their strength. Simply put them in a mason jar without a lid, and store in the fridge.

Using Powder

If like me,waiting at least an hour is too long for you, follow the steps below for a quicker alternative.

1. Grind one, roughly 10g, chaga chunk into powder using a blender or coffee grinder. I like to use my spice & nut grinder.

Making Chaga Powder

2. Place, at least, one heaped teaspoon (two if you like a stronger tea), into a regular tea infuser. I use my Bodum tea pot with the built-in infuser.

Making Chaga Tea

3. If using a separate tea infuser, place it into your favorite mug and pour in roughly 400ml of hot water (I set my kettle to 200°C). In my case, I just pour the hot water directly into my teapot.

Chaga Tea Steeping

4. Let the Chaga and hot water steep for at least 5 minutes, but the longer the better to extract more of the bioactive ingredients.

5. Remove the infuser (or in my case, pour the contents of the pot into a mug) and enjoy.

Chaga Tea

Remember, you can always add maple syrup or honey to taste.

Please note that the tea made from the two methods above is required for the Latte, Smoothie and Frosty recipes below.

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Chaga Chai Latte

1. In a pan, bring to a boil 1 cup of chaga tea with the spices below and simmer for 5 minutes:

  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • a few green cardamom pods
  • a few black peppercorns
  • a few cloves
  • 1 slice of ginger

2. Add half a cup of milk to the pan and bring to a boil.

3. Remove from heat and strain into your favorite mug.

4. Add some maple syrup or honey to taste. 

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Chocolate Chaga Smoothie

1. Combine the following in a blender and blend until smooth. 

  • half a slice of frozen banana
  • 1 cup of frozen berries
  • 1 cup of cold chaga tea (see Simple Chaga Tea recipe above)
  • 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder
  • optional: A pinch of cinnamon and/or allspice

Tip: Add more chaga tea if the consistency is too thick.

4

Chaga Maple Frosty

1. Blend all the ingredients below until creamy and the ice breaks down.

  • 1 cup of chilled chaga tea (see Simple Chaga Tea recipe above)
  • 1 cup of ice (small cubes)
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp crushed almonds or pecans
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • optional: blueberries, but cut back on the ice
5

Chocolate Chaga Elixir

1. Blend all the ingredients below in a high-powered blender until you have a creamy hot drink.

  • 3 cups of hot water and 2 teaspoons of ORIVeDA Chaga Extract Powder
  • 1/4 cup hemp seeds
  • 1/4 cup cashews
  • 3 tbsp cacao powder
  • 3 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne powder
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla powder
  • a pinch of salt

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Chaga Recipes: Summary

We hope you enjoyed reading through and hopefully trying the delicious chaga recipes above.

If you have your own chaga recipes that you'd like to share, please let us know using the comments section below.

  • Steve D Pattison

    I’ve been drinking a blend of chaga, philenus linteus, devil’s club and turkey tail for 7 years. Gathering all here in Alaska. I have had clean skin cancer check ups ever since. After 2 melanomas, 1 basal cell, and squamous. Still get the squamous but it’s the least of the 3. The gathering is the fun. Finding hot spots here. it’s like a treasure hunt. I really like this site. Thanks

    • Thanks for sharing your inspiring story and recipe Steve!

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  • susan.turner2@comcast.net

    Can anyone tell me if chaga tea loses its strength if it sits for several days? I’ve made a pot, and don’t drink it all, so would like to know how long a pot would last?