Your Source for Quality Chaga
Straight out of pristine forests, our raw Chaga comes in a variety of sizes to suit your brewing needs and preferences.
Frequently Asked Questions about our Chaga:
What does Chaga taste like?
You know how some teas are pretty mild-tasting and you have to search for the flavor? That’s not the case with Chaga! Chaga has a unique, strong, smooth flavor—not dissimilar to the nutty full-bodied flavor of a medium roast coffee, but earthier. Many people drink Chaga tea straight, but you can also dress it up by adding your milk or sweetener of choice.
How often should I drink Chaga tea? How much Chaga tea should I drink in a day?
Consistent, daily consumption of Chaga tea will yield the most noticeable, long-lasting effects. It’s best to consume 1-2 cups of Chaga tea a day. We don’t recommend exceeding this amount on a daily basis. Speak with your healthcare practitioner about how Chaga may interact with any pre-existing conditions you may have or medications you may be taking.
When is the best time to consume Chaga?
Chaga is safe to consume virtually anytime (as always, check in with a health practitioner before adding anything new to your routine). In particular, you may especially notice the benefits when you’re:
- Feeling tired: Chaga can promote balanced energy throughout the day, without crashing or jitters.
- Entering flu season: Chaga supports the immune system to prevent the body succumbing to illness.
- When you’re sick: If you do fall ill, Chaga can help to speed up your recovery time.
- Before bed: Chaga can help us be more adaptable to stress, helping to fall into deep sleep sooner and longer.
What’s the difference between cultivated and wild-harvested Chaga?
Chaga must be wild-harvested (picked in the wild and not cultivated) in order to contain all the active compounds Chaga is known for. Cultivated Chaga, which is grown on rice or oats, is completely void of health-promoting betulinic acid. While growing Chaga in this way drastically saves time and reduces production costs, it produces a subpar product that doesn’t come close to the potency and power of wild-harvested Chaga.
Wild-harvested Chaga is packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, making it a functional fungi powerhouse. One interesting theory is that Chaga’s many beneficial compounds may be a result of natural adaptations by the fungus to withstand the cold, harsh climate in which it grows.