For very potent tea, just put 3 heaping tbsps. (1/4 cup) of Chaga powder, a Chaga tea bag or 3-4 small chunks (1/2 cup of chunks) into a 2-liter pot of water and steep (I use a pot that holds around a gallon of water) for 3 to 4 hours. (DO NOT BOIL)
Then strain through a fine strainer or cheesecloth (not necessary if using tea bags or chunks). Drink hot or cold! This makes enough tea for a few days, drinking 4-6 cups a day. Chaga also makes a very good ice tea. After you make your tea do not throw away your Chaga chunks, put them in a bag and place them in the freezer for future use.
You can reuse your Chaga chunks 3-4 times until there’s no color being released from the Chaga. Many people are now using their Crock Pots to brew the tea.
Chaga is very mild in flavor, so you can add lemon & honey to flavor it or a sprig of mint. Mix Chaga tea half and half with beer or coffee for a refreshing drink!