CHAGA is a slow maturing mushroom growing primarily on birch trees, obtaining nutrients from its host and making these nutrients available to us as food. Chaga resembles a piece of burnt charcoal and therefore it is sometimes referred to as “tinder mushroom”.
Throughout history, wild chaga has been most widely consumed as a naturally caffeine-free tea. This delicious tea has a subtle woodsy vanilla flavour, and is hand picked in the wild Canadian boreal forest of Ontario and Quebec by our friend. He chooses only mature chaga on mature birch trees, thereby preserving the beauty of the forest and helping to restore the health of the ecosystem. Showing gratitude towards each tree, he communicates his intent to share this gift with those who chose to use it.
GY CHAGA arrives to you crushed into small chunks in “Tea Cut” form and also a 1:1 dual extract. This alkaline superfood is ready for you to decoct ideally with some spring water creating a nutrient-packed cup of bliss!
GY Chaga 1:1 Dual Extract is made using a double extraction process; 50% pure grain alcohol extract combined with 50% hot water extract. Victor uses 1 part fresh and dried chaga to 1 part ethanol/water creating a very powerful extract. Most extracts sold today are much less potent, being 1:5 (1 part mushroom to 5 parts liquid), and using farmed mushrooms. The ethanol Victor uses is non-GMO grain ethanol and very potent, more potent than cane alcohol, and 100% ethanol so no grain residue remains.
Dual Extract Ingredients: Wild harvested Canadian Chaga (Inonotus Obliquus), 95% ethanol, spring water.
Tea Cut Ingredients: Wild harvested Canadian Chaga.
Suggested Use for Dual Extract: Take 10 drops under the tongue or in water/tea/smoothies/juice etc. May be increased to 10 drops 3 times per day if desired. Use in addition to Chaga tea. May be used topically as a natural disinfectant and for easing certain skin conditions. Shake well before use.
Suggested Use for Tea Cut: Use 4 TBS GY CHAGA for every 1 litre of water; simmer for a minimum of 15 minutes to make a tonic, or up to 2 hours to make a concentrate, remembering to add water as necessary. You can brew your GY CHAGA up to 3 times or until the dark pigments no longer extract into the water. Store used GY CHAGA in the freezer in between batches. For variety add GY VANILLA BEAN POWDER, cinnamon, fresh ginger or other sweet & earthly spices to the brew. Add a spoonful of Coconut Oil before drinking.
HARVESTED AND MADE WITH LOVE IN CANADA
WARNING: Chaga is a natural blood thinner. Please consult your health care practitioner if you are taking blood thinning herbs or medications or if you have concerns about its use.