Removing the chaga does no harm to the tree nor does it save it, but non-the-less it makes a wonderful tea. Or so I've been told. Chaga has been used for century's by our native americans for brewing an herbal tea rich in anti-oxidants. So, today I thought I'd make some and give it a try.
|my chunk of Chaga...|
|I cut the Chaga into some small pieces and added it to two cups of water.|
|I put it on my small "minibulldesign" stove and fired it up.|
|Here's the tea after boiling for about 5 minutes and steeping for about 5 minutes more, strained and ready to drink.|
How was it? Great, very nice, tastes like a green tea... Anybody that knows me, knows that I'm not a fungus or mushroom fan but from now on I will keep my eyes open for more Chaga.
Note: Michelle passed on the tea... only good english teas will do for her. I find that a "bit snobbish", don't you?