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Elderberry-Chaga Spice Tonic


  • 5 g of dried Chaga mushroom from New Roots Herbal
  • 2–3 inches of fresh ginger, thinly sliced
  • 10 cups of water
  • 1 teaspoon of Elderberry Juice Powder
  • ½ cup of water (for dissolving the powder)
  • 2 teaspoons of lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons of honey or maple syrup (or sweetener of your choice)


  1. Prepare Chaga and Ginger Infusion
    1. Place the dried chaga mushroom and thinly sliced ginger into a large pot with 10 cups of water.
    2. Heat the pot on low heat, bringing it to a gentle simmer.
    3. Allow the infusion to simmer for a minimum of 4–6 hours, and ideally up to 24 hours. Be vigilant to maintain a simmer and avoid boiling, as high heat may compromise the medicinal properties of the chaga.
    4. As the liquid simmers, it will gradually darken and take on the flavours and beneficial compounds from the chaga and ginger.
  2. Cool and Strain
    1. After the desired simmering time, remove the pot from heat and let it cool to room temperature.
    2. Once cooled, strain the liquid through a fine-mesh strainer or cheesecloth into a clean container to remove any chaga and ginger remnants. You should be left with a chaga and ginger reduction.
  3. Prepare Elderberry Juice Mixture
    1. In a cup, combine 1 teaspoon of Elderberry Juice Powder with ½ cup of water. Stir well until the powder is completely dissolved.
  4. Sweeten and Flavour
    1. Add 2 teaspoons of lemon juice and 2 teaspoons of honey or maple syrup (or your preferred sweetener) to the elderberry juice mixture. Mix until all ingredients are well incorporated.
  5. Serve
    1. Add the chaga and ginger reduction until the cup is filled.
    2. Stir the tonic well to combine all the flavours.
      • You can safely store any remaining chaga and ginger reduction in a sealed container within your refrigerator for a period of up to one week.
  6. Enjoy
    1. You can enjoy this Chaga and Ginger Infused Elixir either hot or cold, depending on your preference.

This tonic is not only a soothing and flavorful beverage but also a potential source of health benefits from Chaga, ginger, elderberry, and honey. It's a delightful way to incorporate natural remedies into your daily routine.