Pamper yourself with delicious and nutritious Reishi tea

Make the most of this wonderful mushroom

Reishi is known as the “10,000-year mushroom” or “the mushroom of immortality”. Reishi supports body and mind function and, as its nickname suggests, can support longevity by promoting cellular health.* Read on to learn more about Reishi, as well as how to make Reishi tea — a delicious concoction that supports many body systems! *

The auspicious and magical Reishi mushroom

In Chinese, Reishi is referred to as Lingzhi, a name that can be translated as “auspicious plant”, “divine mushroom” or “wonderful fungus”.

Reishi is really wonderful. Research has shown that the polysaccharide compounds in Reishi promote heart health as well as the body’s natural immune response.* Triterpenes, another compound found in Reishi, support liver health as well as heart health and cholesterol levels in normal limits.*

How to make Reishi tea

Reishi is traditionally consumed as a tea. Its hard, woody fruiting body can be dried and preserved for a long time. It is usually cut into long strips or small squares or ground into a powder for easy use.

The flavor of Reishi is bitter but delightfully earthy. Regular consumption of this tonic throughout the season boosts your body’s immune response.*

Wondering how to make Reishi tea delicious? You will need the following:

  • 3-5 grams of dried reishi mushroom in slices or thick pieces
  • 4-5 cups of filtered water
  • Optional: maple syrup, honey or lemon, to taste
  1. Add your water to the pot and bring to a boil.
  2. Add the mushroom pieces and reduce the heat to a simmer. Let your concoction simmer for at least 30 minutes and up to 2 hours.
  3. Once the appropriate time has passed, remove from heat, strain and set aside. You can repeat the process with the drained pieces until the resulting extract is no longer bitter or colored, which usually takes about three times.

At AdaptogenShrooms, we like to drink a steaming cup of Reishi tea all winter long for both mood and immune support.*

Looking for more nutritious recipes? Learn how to make Recipe for Reishi Soup Broth as another way to enjoy Reishi!

We also offer Reishi in tincture form, so you can get the support from this mushroom in a highly concentrated extract.* Our tinctures are made with 100% fruit body — that means you’re getting all the good stuff and absolutely no fillers. Our certified organic tinctures are handcrafted with love and shipped directly to your doorstep. We plant a tree for every purchase we make because we care about the planet as much as we care about you.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These statements are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.


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