This Wild Chaga Tea is delicious and energizing and can be served cold or hot. It’s best when it is steeped strong to extract the maximum in medicinal properties, but it can also be lightly steeped as a flavorful and refreshing tea. Try mixing it 50/50 with your morning coffee, or add some zest with cinnamon, lemon, or orange for extra flavor. The tea can be steeped once and re-used to steep again for a lighter brew. The entire 4 oz package will make 2 gallons of a strong chaga tea; or many cups of a light infusion. Play with it and see what you prefer. There are endless possibilities for good flavor, with the added benefit of good health. Chaga mushroom (innonotus obliquus) is a fungus that grows primarily on live birch trees in cold climates. Acting as a cancer that will eventually kill the tree, chaga draws nutrients from the host tree that can be extracted and used for medicinal purposes. Chaga is high in antioxidants and may be used as an anti-inflammatory and to boost the immune system. There is a great deal of research on chaga. Evidence has been found to show that chaga, if extracted properly, may be effective against cancers and to decrease side effects of cancer treatments. Made in Alaska.