Chaga is often referred to as the king of medicinal mushrooms and lives parasitically on mostly birch but also other trees. It is formed irregularly and looks like burnt charcoal. It is not the fruiting body of the fungus but rather the mycelium for the most part that is made available for harvest. It is mostly black in colour dues to the presence of large amounts of melanin. Usually appearing after the host tree is dead but sometimes when it is alive. Chaga which is also known as Inonotus obliquus grows in birch woodland all over the northern hemisphere including: Russia, Finland, North America, Scotland, northern Europe as well as China.
It has a slight vanilla taste due to the fact that it contains vanillic acid.
The product here is in powder form which makes preparation very easy. The most common use for chaga is to make a tea or coffee like preparation with it by boiling it in a pan with water, it is very densely packed material that can be boiled many times before it ceases to yield it’s medicine. Definitely one of our favourites!
This Chaga comes in the form of a very coarse powder.
Serving size for tea: 1 teaspoon per pot the size of a large cafetiere or a teapot. It can be re-used several times before replacing.
Store in a cool dry place. Keep airtight.
For a Serving Size of 1 serving (1.5g)
Calories 0 Calories from Fat 0 (%)
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g –
Sodium 0mg 0%
Carbohydrates 0g –
Sugar 0g –