Chaga-Dashi Sipping Broth
- Prep Time10 min
- Cook Time2 hr 30 min
- Total Time2 hr 40 min
- Yield8 cups
- 1/2 cup chaga, broken into very small pieces
- 8 cups (2L) water
- 1oz (28g) kombu seaweed
- 1/2oz (14g) bonito flakes (katsuobushi)
- Kosher or sea salt
- Honey, birch syrup, or maple syrup to sweeten
Add chaga chunks to a large pot.
Cover with 8 cups of water and slowly bring to a simmer.
Simmer on very low for 2 hours.
Add the kombu and keep at a bare simmer for 15 minutes.
Take off the heat and add the bonito flakes. Let steep for 15 minutes.
Pass everything through a fine meshed strainer and discard the solids.
Add the salt and sweetener in small amounts, tasting as you go. You’re looking for a well-balanced flavour with some gentle bitterness, a touch of sweetness, and some umami. Enjoy!