A taste of the holidays straight from the North Woods of Minnesota!
Northern Minnesota wild harvested Chaga Mushroom and home grown peppermint tea.
Chaga (Inonotus obliquus) medicinal mushroom chunks come from the beautiful North Woods of Minnesota, which many considered among the best available due to its high content of polysaccharides, particularly the compound known as Beta-D-Glucans. In addition, it contains a number of secondary metabolites, including phenolic compounds, melanins, and triterpenes containing small amounts of betulinic acid.
This chaga is pure, potent and powerful natural antioxidant and immune system enhancer. It will provide you with a great tasting tea and energy boost! It was harvested, cleaned, dried, and then hand shaved for loose leaf style tea.
For a true taste of the holidays I have mixed in some home grown peppermint leaves. This flavor is not just for the holidays. Peppermint has been used for many things throughout history, one of my favorites being to soothe upset stomach. This is an excellent tummy relief tea.
I do not use any food additives, such as preservatives, flavorings or colors.
How to brew:
Bring water almost to boiling point (175 degrees) - turn down to low. It's important that you don't drop your tea into boiling water. Boiling water will cause the chaga to crumble prematurely and you will not get the maximum medicinal benefit.
Let the teabag simmer until the water turns a reddish brown color (some people even steep for 6-8) hours to extract more of the bioactive ingredients.
If you are using the tea for sinus issues, sore throat, or as a cold relief you can add some maple syrup, honey, or ginger to taste.
After brewing, keep any remaining tea in the refrigerator. No more than 36-48 hours to prevent bacteria growth.
Each tea bag will produce a kettle of tea (roughly 4 cups). You can dilute to your own taste for a more mild or strong flavor. If using for medicinal purposes consider making a stronger tea as you will feel quicker benefits.
Each lot will contain 4 large tea bags (enough to brew 4 kettles of tea). The tea bags are unbleached. Rather than closing the bags I simply folded them in half and left them open so you can add other ingredients if so desired.
If you have any questions please feel free to drop me a note.