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Course chaga mushroom, Inonotus obliquus. Approximately 2 ounces per bag.
Chaga is a parasitic fungi found on Birch trees in northern forests. The conk like growth, which resembles burnt charcoal, is actually the dense mycelium of the fungus. The chaga we have available is sourced from domestic foragers using sustainable harvesting practices in the US, generally Maine or Minnesota. Recorded use of chaga as a folk medicine dates back to the 16th century. Investigations into the chemical composition of chaga have found it to contain active components for antioxidant, antitumoral, and antiviral activities and for triggering the human immune system.
In addition to being incredibly good for you, the tea made from this mushroom is delightful, flavorful, and easy to make!
Brewing Chaga Tea:
In a non reactive pot add 3 teaspoons of ground chaga to 8 cups of cold water, allow chaga to hydrate for at least 30 minutes. Heat on low for 30 minutes to several hours, tea can be simmered but never allow it to boil. Strain out ground chaga and store in air tight contain in refrigerator. Ground Chaga can be reused several times to make tea.