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This chai is my favorite. The spices in it are warming and provide a nice full taste. The tea kick starts your day and makes it easy to get out of bed in the mornings. And then it's sweet, and has that extra boost of the amazing medical mushrooms that make wonders for energy, immune systems and much much more.
You can read more about medical mushrooms in my post here.
The dosis of mushroom powder I put in my recipes are well below the doses, that I've noticed that other mushroom enthusiasts use in their recipes. Where many others use 1 tbsp I use 1 teaspoon. But it works for me his way. You can always add extra if you prefer or need.
As most mushrooms and herbs like to collaborate with other species, thus giving synergy effect, I've made a ready mix of four mushroom powders. I use about 1 tsp. of the mix daily in times of need.
* My mushroom mix:
WHERE CAN YOU BUY MEDICAL MUSHROOMS?
Apart from Shiitake, these mushrooms are a bit hard to find in Denmark - even in powdered form.
I prefer my mushrooms in powdered form, as they're easy to store and fit into my daily diet, and it's also in that form that you get the most of their beneficial substances.
For the time being, I have only been able to find the Chaga in Denmark.
2 cups of water
2 tea bags or 2 tbsp. black tea powder
1 small bulb of fresh ginger, peeled and smashed
8 cardamom pods
1/2 tsp anise seeds
1 small stick of cinnamon or 1/2 tsp. powdered
2 tsp. mushroom mixture *) or of your preferred mushroom powder (optional)
2 tablespoons. coconut sugar
1,5 cups of unsweetened organic soy milk
Add the first 8 ingredients to a large pot and bring to boil for 5 minutes.
Reduce heat to a simmer.
Add sugar and stir until it's dissolved.
Add soy milk and simmer for half a minute.
Strain the chai and enjoy.