Updated: Feb 17, 2020
Photo by Elijah M. Henderson on Unsplash
Birch trees have always been one of my favorite trees. Traveling down the neighborhood on a boat ride at my in-laws, I saw my first chaga growing on a birch. It was amazing!
I had my first taste of chaga in powdered form and add it to my coffee when I don't have time for the full chaga brewed coffee process.
Every few days I have been simmering chaga nuggets. It boils down to a very concentrated, light molasses flavored liquid. Honestly, I use a lot of superfoods and take a lot of things that have to grow on me and I eventually end up loving the flavor. I thought this was going to be the same, but it was love at first taste. I was amazed by the taste and enjoyed drinking it hot, cold, and with raw, organic grass-fed milk. With the natural sweetness, I don't even need honey (I love honey)!
One morning, I didn't boil enough water for coffee. I already had chaga tea boiled to take as a mid-afternoon drink. I poured the chaga in the french press along with the water and voila, I created something fantastic by happenstance!
I have experimented with water ratios, but found my favorite is full-strength. Here's how I like it:
Chaga-Brewed Coffee: (I make this just as I would in my usual french press)
6 scoops of fresh ground mold free Purity Coffee (use code: SATIATEDBLONDE to save)
Pour just enough heated chaga tea over coffee grounds to let bloom for 30 seconds
After blooming, fill french press and let steep for 4 minutes.
Filter french press and enjoy (like I did here with some real cream)
Photo Credit: Glenn McManus
To find out more about chaga and the standard for mushrooms, this website is full of great information!
I get my nuggets at Dr. Cowan's Garden. They also list some health benefits. I am implementing chaga to be proactive in supporting my integumentary and immune system. I have several moles aka beauty marks that I have been closely monitoring over the past year. Stay tuned for more on this!
Please share below how you enjoy chaga!
In the mean time, #GetSatiated