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    Quote Originally Posted by lonetracker View Post
    here is another thread on it.i have been drinking it every night for about 3 weeks.i believe it is safe.i use the black part as well as the inner part.

    http://www.bushcraftusa.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=14492
    thanks my friend! i'm not feeling the best at the moment, and i'm drinking yarrow and peppermint tea but i think this might boost my immune system back to normal. i'll try it later on.

    and you throw in 2 tablespoons to a liter of water and then boil for 3-5 min?

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    Once you harvest it, should you dry it up before using for tea?

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    We should set up a harvest exchange or something, cuz I can't get that stuff this far south... or at least I haven't seen it all over the place like up in Sconi or Michigan. I'm sure there is some fungal relative to chaga that I can here in Cali. And +1 to the guy above me... what is the best preparation for tea? Do you sun dry, leave spongy, powder it... what is the best for fragrance and aroma as well as beneficial? Mixing with Yerba Mate should be good I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snakedoctor View Post
    I'm stupid on this one,

    What is changa and where do you find it?
    Hi snakedoctor... here's a fairly recent thread on chaga that has some good links and discussion.

    http://bushcraftusa.com/forum/showth...-tinder-fungus

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    Just made some the other day and it tasted like wood to me. Do not know if I screwed up but it tasted any thing but good.

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    I use a 1" cube, or the equivalent in loose pieces, per quart of water for brewing tea. Bring to boil, simmer two hours, enjoy. I brew the whole thing: black, brown and yellow parts all together. I've used one cube for four 1qt pots but each tastes weaker than the previous. First pass tastes the best so I throw a lil fresh in with each brewing.

    Save it after it is brewed out. It will still readily produce an ember with flint & steel, ferro or fresnel after it has dried again. Yellow stuff takes sparks the best, works as well as charcloth. The brown will work also, though not quite as well. I find the black to be useful only for tea. Even the brewed out powder is useful for fire.

    As with all fungi process while wet, much easier and reduces unwanted crumbling. I make wedges as that shape works best for me with F&S. Thin edges take a spark the easiest, but often go out before we can do anything with it. Thick is more difficult to catch a spark in yet makes a more robust coal. Wedges provide the best of both worlds.
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    CHAGA (TEA, FIRE......) ANSWERING SOME QUESTIONS !

    Mike from BushcraftBartons video on Chaga. Nice people with a good bushcraft channel.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0mF...ature=g-user-u

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    Default It makes a great Poultice also

    After boiling your Chaga tea the grounds make a great poultice for cuts, scraps, and bruises.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sgt. Mac View Post
    How much diced Chaga per how much water?
    I know people are throwing out measurements and all but it really doesn't have to be that technical. It is sort of like coffee, just add to taste. the more the stronger. also you don't have to grind it into a powder if you don't want. I have thrown chunks in and brewed, used them more than once and then as they got weaker, ground them up and used them a couple of more times. then dried out the powder and kept it in a container as coal starter. It can be hard to come by, at least here, So I use every bit as much as I can.
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    No photos of Chaga tea in a thread named "Chaga Tea". No, that just won't do.



    Ok that is better.

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