Shiitake Tea

Prep Time

Over an hour

Cooking Time

10-30 mins





Cooking with

This is a traditional folk remedy to relax and soothe.


  • 1 Mitoku Dried Shiitake (soak one mushroom in water for an hour)
  • 2 cups soaking water or fresh water
  • Pinch of sea salt

Preparation Method

  1. Drain the soaked shiitake and cut it into quarters.
  2. Bring it to a simmer with 2 cups of soaking water or fresh water and a pinch of sea salt.
  3. Simmer for 10-20 minutes, or until the liquid has reduced by half.
  4. Drink just one half cup at a time.

Recipe by John & Jan Belleme