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My first encounter with Reishi
I first encountered the mushroom of immortality (what a cool nickname!) in LA. When I was living there I went to a Tea art show by Wu De on Melrose in Hollywood, and there were a couple of amigos outside putting drops of something under their tongues.
Chaga, or Inonotus obliquus, is a medicinal mushroom, popular for its health benefits established in a form of chaga tea. Being found on birch trees in cold areas, such as Siberia and Scandinavia, traditionally it has been used as an immunity and endurance booster, or a medication for skin and respiratory disorders.
Of course it’s fun and can be very nourishing to eat the exotic imported foods, and I do. I love making cacao (Ecuador) smoothies and simmering up a chaga (Scottish) tea or relaxing with a Reishi tincture (China)… But as a base way of connecting deeply with where you are right now, local food is one of the best ways.