Home | Community | Message Board


Phytoextractum
Please support our sponsors.

Mushrooms, Mycology and Psychedelics >> Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms

Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Amazon Shop for: Mycobags

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1
InvisibleMycoangler
Registered: 06/01/03
Posts: 61
Loc: Like Horse Shit
Reishi Tea
    #2216791 - 01/03/04 04:03 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

Hi,

I am in the Northeast USA, and I find a lot of Reishi growing wild in my area. It is Ganoderma lucidum, the variety that grows on hard wood (shown in photo). They start off with yellowish tints, but then become reddish brown at maturity, at which point the whole area that they are found in becomes thickly covered with their brown spore deposit!

Some of the people that sell this stuff say that it makes great tasting tea, but I have tried several times with my wild collections, and the tea is asolutely horrible! Today I tried boiling the pieces in water with several tablespoons of brown sugar added to the water. It was very bitter, and too sweet at the same time!!! This stuff really does taste like medicine!

Are there different strains of this stuff that tastes better? Is there something I can do with these to make a drinkable beverage? I haven't tried alcohol yet, but I'll bet that it would taste like medicine that way too :confused:.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Invisiblepuggymalone
just looking forlove

Registered: 08/19/03
Posts: 212
Re: Reishi Tea [Re: Mycoangler]
    #2216818 - 01/03/04 04:27 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

I haven't tried making a tea of the reishi yet. But everything I have read says that it is a bitter substance. Maybe the person that told you it makes great tea was talking about a different strain. A lot of reishi extract is sold in pill form to bypass the bitter taste. If you are looking for the benifits of the reishi, maybe this would be a better choice.
puggy


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinecreekfarmer
cultivator
Registered: 06/27/03
Posts: 94
Last seen: 11 years, 7 months
Re: Reishi Tea [Re: Mycoangler]
    #2216882 - 01/03/04 05:21 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

The color that is shown in your picture is very bitter as you well know. It's the same that we get in South Carolina. The black variety is not as bitter as the yellow.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Invisiblehawk
Stranger
Registered: 01/30/03
Posts: 275
Re: Reishi Tea [Re: Mycoangler]
    #2217317 - 01/03/04 09:29 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

Very nice find! Fresh is better then anything you can find in a store. If you take vitamin C with it, it will potentate the effects.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleMycoFactory
Mr MycoBag

Registered: 04/02/03
Posts: 549
Loc: NC, USA
Re: Reishi Tea [Re: Mycoangler]
    #2217371 - 01/03/04 10:02 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

I love reishi but hate the bitter taste. I found that using the tea water to make orange juice from concentrate works great. It covers the taste plus you get some vitamin C to help break down the polysaccharides so your body can absorb them easier.

Mycobag


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleMycoangler
Registered: 06/01/03
Posts: 61
Loc: Like Horse Shit
Re: Reishi Tea [Re: MycoFactory]
    #2218439 - 01/04/04 02:59 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

Thanks,

I never would have thought of the juice idea! I will try that. I read that vitamin C should be consumed with Grifola frodosa for the same reason, so it makes sense that this would be true of other fungi also.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinecreekfarmer
cultivator
Registered: 06/27/03
Posts: 94
Last seen: 11 years, 7 months
Re: Reishi Tea [Re: Mycoangler]
    #2218631 - 01/04/04 04:52 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

vitamin c is a graet idea, but the acid in the juice messes up the active ingredient in everything. Same reason why you should'nt take echinacea or goldenseal with o.j. I take two tea bags of my favorite tea and brew it strong with the mushroom tea. It's not too bad with a little honey.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1

Amazon Shop for: Mycobags

Mushrooms, Mycology and Psychedelics >> Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* Reishi tea + dried dates = 42 Jfisher 2,996 13 05/13/16 12:39 PM
by yogashaman21
* Reishi Tea and Induced Bleeding Disorders? AdoreChampignons 3,155 8 01/17/10 12:33 PM
by curenado
* Looking to make reishi tea from scratch
wiggles
7,859 10 04/04/07 02:26 AM
by AnnaYang
* reishi tea: with or without lid? x7x_x7x 946 10 05/11/09 08:47 PM
by Roger Fudd
* Reishi Tea Recipe CptnGarden 5,914 2 05/16/04 12:37 PM
by CptnGarden
* Reishi - ice tea Owl 2,063 5 08/22/05 10:54 PM
by sir_eel_green
* Ganoderma Lucidum (Reishi Mushroom) preparation rtek 2,921 12 08/28/06 10:29 PM
by Hotnuts
* Reishi preparations - anyone sharing recipes? Jeremy_Davis 2,408 7 02/21/06 09:50 AM
by Jeremy_Davis

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: RogerRabbit, EvilMushroom666, cronicr, Pastywhyte
1,835 topic views. 2 members, 11 guests and 4 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:
Out-Grow.com - Mushroom Growing Kits & Supplies
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2016 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.038 seconds spending 0.003 seconds on 14 queries.