Learn more about what you can do with Chaga and what Chaga can do for you.
Chaga, or Inonotus obliquus, is a type of fungus that grows on the bark of birch trees in cold climates. Chaga produces a woody growth, or conk.
The exterior is dark and woody, resembling charcoal, while the inside is bright orange in color with a cork-like texture. When consumed in a tea, coffee or tincture, it can offer a host of physical and mental health benefits.Shop Chaga
Chaga and cancer
- Incidence reduction
- Metastasis prevention
- Chemotherapy support
- Tumor reduction
Chaga and immunity
- Antioxidant properties
- Antiviral activity
All of our Chaga is sustainably wild harvested to provide you with the highest quality products. Our foragers leave 30% of the Chaga conk intact to sustain future growth without causing any harm to the tree. Harvesting Chaga this way also reduces our water and energy footprint, as there is no need to cultivate additional crops to act as our substrate.
This harvesting method also improves the nutritional value of our Chaga products. Wild-harvested Chaga contains a compound called betulinic acid that is absorbed from the birch trees that host the fungus. Mycelium-grown Chaga doesn’t absorb betulinic acid, thereby losing the antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties it provides.
Is Chaga good for you?
The health benefits of Chaga are many and wide-ranging. Most famously known for its antioxidant and immune-boosting properties, Chaga has also been shown to provide anti-inflammatory benefits, support heart health, promote good digestion, potentially play a role in cancer prevention, act as an antiviral, support a healthy stress response, improve metabolic health, and support skin health.
Is Chaga safe for breastfeeding?
We are committed to offering the safest, highest quality Chaga products on the market. That means harvesting from low-traffic areas with good air quality, and providing a raw product that is free of binders and fillers. We recommend for your individual health that you speak to your healthcare provider before incorporating Chaga into your routine.
How is Chaga cultivated?
We are proud to offer 100% wild-harvested Canadian Chaga. Chaga that occurs in nature is more nutrient-dense and more sustainable than mycelium-cultivated Chaga. To learn more, check out the “Harvesting” tab of this menu.
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.
Does Chaga contain caffeine?
It does not! Our coffee/Chaga blends do contain caffeine, however (and that’s why we like them).