I was in the woods harvesting morel mushrooms almost 10 years ago. And I was a bit lost on my way back out, so I took a short cut and looked up before I almost ran into a birch tree. And there it was. Sheer beauty, a black crusted clump on a tree as if the birch tree had been stamped with Mother Earth's seal of approval. I had to find out what it was. I was excited and out of breath as I ran back to my car a 1/4 mile away.
I went home and identified it as Chaga Mushroom (Latin: Inonotus obliquus, Ojibwe: Skitagaan). I went back out to harvest it and that was the beginning of almost a decade of harvesting this wonderful medicine. Oh the adventures we could share.
Chaga Mushroom is a wild mushroom hot tea drink harvested sustainable from wild white Birch tree in pure Midwest and Ontario Forests by or under the direction Herbal Lodge Owner Nathan Wright a certified mushroom expert.
Our name of Chaga Thunder came from several birch trees stuck by lighten. As a Native American I have great respect and reverence for such things. I had to leave it, and let it continue to grow. I am sure it stays where I left it hidden in the woods. Awaiting the next bolt of life force. I found this to be the center of the area we harvest from. We go there often and make offerings for our harvests.
May I share our blessings and invite you to enjoy a wonderful cup?
More than 1600 studies by various sources have demonstrated the medicinal effects of the Chaga Mushroom for various conditions. Use your favorite search engine for more information on this amazing forest tea drink!
Does not taste like a mushroom, not bitter. Sweeten with maple syrup (or your favorite sweetener) for a delicious taste.
Why our Chaga is better?
We are certified mushroom experts and licensed by MDARD - Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development to sell mushrooms including Chaga Mushroom. This ensures the Chaga Mushroom you purchase is from the white birch tree and unadulterated (Chaga Mushrooms grows on many other trees, birch is reported to be the only one that is medicinal and is the one most studies were conducted on). By purchasing from us you’re a guaranteed to buy exactly what you want. We are the experts!
A natural foods store in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan which sells other brands of Chaga Mushroom and has hundreds of customers who drink Chaga Mushroom (some have even have wild harvested) and reported almost all of them, tell them our Chaga Thunder is the best tasting!
Loose Chaga is only good medicinally for two years after harvesting. Most companies do not tell you when they harvested their Chaga Mushroom. We do. We include a best by date on our canisters.
Herbal Lodge was the first to sell retail in Michigan and one of three company’s nationwide selling Chaga Mushroom retail. We have experience!
Our Chaga Mushroom is ground into a fine powered using top of the line equipment (stainless steel) in a licensed kitchen. More surface area allows you to extract more medicinal value. Higher quality!
Our harvesting methods: We wild harvest from live birch trees (not grown in a laboratory). We harvest higher in the tree, where you will obtain the most medicinal value. We harvest using skiis in the (mostly in the winter time). We do not use any gas powered vehicles or gas machinery to harvest or process our Chaga Mushroom, we do not wear cologne or perfume as this can affect the taste and medicinal value (Chaga Mushroom can easily absorb these odors affecting its taste). We have integrity!
Chaga Mushroom obtained from the Far East (china or Siberia) has a potential to be contaminated by recent nuclear leaks nearby. Our Chaga Mushroom is not contaminated!
Our Chaga Mushroom is from the Great Lakes Area (and only this area).
We have ten years’ experience in sustainable harvesting of Chaga Mushroom. We pride ourselves on sustainability and teach others these responsibility and ethics as well. We have wisdom!
We sort our Chaga Mushroom three times removing as much foreign debris as possible (birch bark, wood, etc.). More value!
Available in 4 oz metal tins. Approximately 45 to 90 day supply (1 teaspoon a day). Can be steeped twice.
How To Use
Bring water to a simmer and steep for 10 minutes. Can be steeped a second time.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.