Chaga is a powerful medicinal mushroom that grows in northern regions of the world. In Chinese medicine it is known as the “Mushroom of Immortality”. It is anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-cancer. It has the ability to replenish your body where it needs the most help and adds great strength to your immune system. It is a tonic mushroom which means there is no maximum limit to how much you can take. In Siberia they drink this tea daily as a health tonic to increase longevity.
Chaga is great for anytime of the day and can be made into a latte or chai like beverage. I really enjoy the taste. It has no mushroom flavor, no bitterness what comes out is an essence of vanilla mixed with earth tones. It is almost like a black tea and so it works excellent as a coffee alternative. I substituted this for black tea with my kids and they drank it down without a peep. 🙂
I harvested this chaga on family land in Northern Ontario. We only take a small percentage in order to preserve the integrity of the forest. The area that it comes from is quite remote and surrounded by only wilderness.