The chaga mushroom grows uniquely on the birch tree and is almost as hard as the wood itself. It is unique in that it is the most nutritionally dense of all tree growths. Known by the Siberians as the ‘Gift from God’ and the “Mushroom of Immortality”, chaga mushroom powder has been used by humans to support health for thousands of years. The Japanese call it “The Diamond of the Forest”, while the Chinese deem it “King of Plants”.
Scientific Name: Inonotus obliquusChaga is best consumed in its natural state as a tea tonic that has brewed for 12 hours but you can brew an amazingly intense tea with these chaga pieces in far less time.
Brewing instructions for chaga tea
Research shows the best way to draw the nutrients from chaga is by water extraction. However, we do not recommend using boiling water, because the hot temperature may corrupt the melanin complex and the polysaccharides of the raw chaga.
Place 1 litre of purified water in a pot. Bring the water up to roughly 50°c. Place 2-3 tablespoons of chaga pieces into the water. Cover with a lid, take off the heat and set aside to brew for 10-12 hours. Strain off and store in a glass jar in a cool dark place. Chaga tea can keep for up to 14 days in the fridge.
Wild chaga pieces production process
Chaga is harvested in October every year from Estonia, they are cut by hand and are only found growing in the wild. Once cut, they are laid out in a temperature-controlled room at 26-28°c and relative humidity of around 80°c. They are then dried between 40-60°c, reducing the moisture to 12% in order to harvest.
Nutritional info Per 100g
Energy KJ – 779KJ
Energy Kcal – 190Kcal
Protein – 3.63g
Fat – 1.13g
of which saturates – 0.49g
Carbohydrate – 12.83g
of which sugars – <0.50g
Sodium – <0.010g
Peanut, Peanut Oil
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Wheat & Gluten
Other Known Allergens
Free from any GMO
The UK government’s nutrition and health claim regulations are very strict. Therefore, we cannot describe the full benefits of this product on our website, however, we do encourage you to do your own research as there is plenty of information out there.