Frequently asked questions
What is Chaga Tea?
Whenever people hear the word tea, they think dry leaves that plucked from bushes somewhere in India or Asia, cut, and then dried. However, Chaga tea is a whole different matter. It is a type of tea that is brewed from a mushroom that grows on birch trees. This type of mushroom is quite rare and it takes 3 to 5 years to grow on the birch tree. For centuries, wise men have been using this mushroom to create an herbal tea that was considered to be a powerful folk medicine.
Chaga Mushroom: The Immune-Boosting Superfood
Chaga (Inonotus Obliquus) is a mushroom that typically grows on birch trees in colder climates across the Northern Hemisphere. At first glance, the mushroom doesn’t look very appealing; actually, it doesn’t even looks like a mushroom at all! Appearances can be deceiving, however, as this special mushroom packs a punch when it comes to its health value.
The History of Chaga Mushroom
Many websites claim that chaga was used for over 4500 years. However, people didn’t do much writing back then, so it’s pretty hard to verify that claim. Maybe it’s true, but no one knows for sure. The first verifiable mentions of chaga mushrooms date back to the 16th century, stemming from Russia. Back in those times, chaga was combined with other herbs and used to treat gastritis and gastric and duodenal ulcers. It was also used to treat intestinal pains and upset stomach. In the past and in recent times a decoction made from chaga is especially popular among foresters, who use it to alleviate hunger, remove tiredness, and increase work capacity.
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What are the Health Benefits?
Although research is ongoing, credible studies have shown that the Chaga Mushroom may provide several health benefits, including:
Nutritional support in the fight against cancer
Anti-aging & Skin care
Ulcers and Gastritis
How do you Consume Chaga?
How Antioxidants Works?
This powerful Chaga Mushroom has a lumpy black exterior that makes it look like burnt charcoal. It is reportedly high in fibre and can sooth any inflammation in the bowels. Since it allegedly has a high level of antioxidants, studies show that the mushroom supports the immune system by increasing the production of certain immune cells.
How To Store Chaga?
Chaga Mushroom vs. Superfoods
When Chaga is Harvested?
Chaga is harvested all year round, but it is more convenient to collect it from autumn to spring, when the trees are leafless and the fungus is clearly visible. At this time, the raw material has a greater biological activity. The accretions are cut down with an ax or cut off with a saw, then the loose light-colored part is cut off from them. After cutting, chagi pieces are dried in a dryer at a temperature not higher than 60 ºС.