Shiitake mushroom tea
What’s better on a rainy day than a cup of tea?
How and why can mushrooms work in your favor when preparing tea?
Drinking tea is a ritual that benefits our soul. Research conducted in China, where participants were over the age of 55, found that drinking tea improved their cognitive functions.
Another research, where participants were over the age of 60 and who already had cognitive dysfunctions to some degree due to their age, found that participants who ingested mushrooms more than twice a week had a slower onset of cognitive dysfunctions compared to a test group that ingested mushrooms once or less per week.
Shiitake mushrooms are efficient and easy ingredients for preparing tea.
For tea, dried mushrooms work best. Have 1-3 mushrooms soak in water for about 30 minutes or until the mushrooms turn soft. Slice the mushrooms. Add a cup of water to a pot then add the water you used to soak the mushrooms in and the mushrooms themselves. Boil for about 5 minutes. After that add a few drops of soy sauce or salt to taste.
In eastern medicine shiitake mushrooms are used for fevers and to treat the symptoms of cold. Shiitake tea also has an relaxing effect.
You can find dried shiitake in our e-shop!