Is there caffeine in Chaga tea?
Chaga mushroom is an adaptogen. Chaga mushroom tea has a pleasant and oh so slightly bitter taste with a hint of vanilla and reminds of a blend between strong black tea and coffee without the nervous jitter as it does not contain caffeine or any other stimulants.
In this article, we look at the potential health benefits of chaga mushrooms and the research behind the claims.
- Nutrient-dense superfood.
- Slowing the aging process.
- Lowering cholesterol.
- Preventing and fighting cancer.
- Lowering blood pressure.
- Supporting the immune system.
- Fighting inflammation.
- Lowering blood sugar.
- Chaga mushroom (Inonotus obliquus) is a fungi that grows on birch trees and is the most potent antioxidant on this planet. It tops the other famous antioxidants such as green tea, moringa tree and many more.
- After harvesting, the Chaga is dried and then broken into small chunks or ground into a powder for tea. When prepared at home, the chunks are typically brewed/steeped in hot water to make a medicinal Chaga Tea, or mixed with alcohol and left to mature into a powerful Tincture.
- Reishi mushroom is used for boosting the immune system; viral infections such as the flu (influenza), swine flu, and avian flu; lung conditions including asthma and bronchitis; heart disease and contributing conditions such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol; kidney disease; cancer; and liver disease.
Let's see the steps:
- Take a tea cup with an infuser or filter.
- Take one tablespoon (or two, if you like a stronger taste) of ground Chaga mushroom powder.
- Bring the water to a boil, and pour the hot water onto the Chaga.
- Take the filter out.
- Add honey, maple syrup or anything sweet and natural.
- Although sugar maples are the tree of choice for commercial sugaring due to their high ratio of sugar to water in their sap, many other types of trees can be tapped to make syrup, including silver and red maples, hickory, birch, box elder, and walnuts.
- What causes the sap to flow? According to Cornell's Sugar Maple Research and Extension Program, “during warm periods when temperatures rise above freezing, pressure (also called positive pressure) develops in the tree. This pressure causes the sap to flow out of the tree through a wound or tap hole.
- The sticky substance seeping out of trees called sap is a vital part of the tree's life.Sap carries important nutrients, water and hormones through the tree that are essential for a healthy plant. Pruning, damage, pests and disease are common reasons why trees ooze and drip sap.
Updated: 28th August 2018