I was inspired to make this tea last night after listening to a number of Longevity Warehouse videos featuring David Wolfe and other unique health experts.
I combined (what I think are) two great energies: astragalus root (for qi’s movement energy and healthy lungs) and Chaga (for jing’s primordial energy) along with fresh ginger and a 1/4 teaspoon of raw shilajit powder (a potent mineral supplement that I don’t use daily). (I talked about Qi and Jing in the last post.)
I made this using a delightful spring water, Castle Rock Water. I’ve been getting into spring waters lately to see if I notice any improvement in health versus my filtered tap water to which I’m so accustomed. In fact, this morning I made my Bulletproof Mocha using an alkaline water – I’ll report on another day about my spring water experiment. Oh, we drink mineral fizzy water at times, too.
I was blown away at the perfect-ness of my tea. It was just what my body desired yesterday. The concoction was rich, powerful and grounding. I felt a primal energy overcoming me (placebo? who cares?). It was awesome.
Recipe The Best Tea Ever*
1.5 cups spring water
1 tablespoon chaga tea chunks
1 tablespoon dried astragalus root
1 small knob ginger, sliced
1/4 teaspoon shilajit powder
Gently simmer the water, chaga, astragalus, and ginger for 20 minutes. Strain into a beautiful mug and whisk in the shilajit. (I use this adorable little whisk – it’s a great stocking stuffer).
Enjoy the health-giving, immune-boosting benefits of the best tea ever.
I enjoyed mine while rebounding on my bellicon rebounder (the BEST rebounder ever).
* I think a lot of teas are the Best Tea Ever ;)