The quality of the Chaga is important

chaga tea

With the health benefits described, one point stands out as crucial: The quality of the Chaga mushroom. Only high-quality, wild Chaga mushrooms can help you revive your immune system, cure your inflammation, or just become more efficient.

The wild Chaga from cold climates has to live in a harsh environment with low temperatures. It is the reason why it forms the important ingredients in terms of health, like melanin or polyphenols. These components protect the Chaga mushroom itself from the freezing temperatures in the Nordic weather.

Betulinic acid has anti-viral and anti-inflammatory properties. It is a medicinal compound found only in wild harvested Chaga. It is also a powerful anti-cancer agent, able to inhibit the growth of cancer cells. The betulinic acid found in Chaga is actually a derivative of betulin, a compound found in birch trees, and is completely absent in cultivated Chaga which is not growing on birch.

collecting chaga

At the earliest, after 10 years of life, the mushroom will be cut. Commercially bred Chaga is already harvested after a few years. The chemical composition of bred Chaga products, also called Bio Chaga products, is not comparable to wild Chaga. That’s a very important difference.

Our Chaga mushrooms come from the vast, almost untouched forests of Estonia, Northern Europe, EU. Experienced collectors cut the Chaga to stringent criteria to ensure high quality. After cutting, gentle drying takes place over multiple days. Properly dried, the Chaga mushroom can be used for 2-3  years to make tea.