chaga can be prepared in tea form. I recommend using a tea made from ground whole chaga and birch bark. To gain the greatest benefit from chaga tea, heat water in a crock pot to about 150 degrees, add the chaga tea, and let it simmer for four or five days. (It will not spoil.) Another approach is to take a thermos of hot water (heated to about 180 degrees, not boiling), add the chaga, and steep it for two or three days. Let the water extract the active ingredients. You can drink the tea as it steeps, adding more hot water as you use the tea. Chaga tea can be taken daily. In fact, to get the kind of results achieved by the indigenous Siberians, in terms of increased health and vitality, I believe you have to take it daily, as they did. You may also take it in capsule form, but it should always be with wild oregano, a natural antifungal agent, which helps stimulate the absorption of chaga’s active ingredients. Or, use chaga/oregano oil sublingual drops.