Often referred to as the King of Mushrooms, chaga is an exceptional ingredient, which makes an exceptional tea for overall wellness.
The first evidence of the chaga mushroom is dated as far back as 4000 B.C. Since the beginning, this fungus has been utilized for health purposes, often to sooth intestinal upset, and, later, to support a sluggish or failing immune system. Around 200 B.C. Chinese healers began employing chaga when practicing medicine. Today, drinking chaga tea has become a bit trendy. But as you now know, this seemingly new wave of mushroom healing isn’t new at all. In the last 50 years, at least 1,600 research documents have presented the health-enriching aspects of the chaga mushroom. As a Biological Response Modifier (BRM), this organic superfood wonder supports the immune system like no other element found in the natural world. With antioxidant, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory properties that help explain its high ORAC value, the chaga mushroom makes for a deliciously nurturing, earthy tasting tea.
As you might imagine, brewing tea from a substance that grows on the side of a tree results in an earthy flavor profile. That being said, you may find it surprising that this tea holds very little mushroom taste. Buddha Teas Chaga Tea is a medium-bodied tea, and is delightful on its own, but also is delicious with honey, or other preferred sweetener. For a creamier experience, add a smidge of your favorite milk option.