Does Chaga Mushroom Have Caffeine?

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Does chaga mushroom have caffeine? No, chaga mushroom and chaga tea do not contain caffeine.

Chaga powder has been touted as both a cure-all for anti-oxidant deficiencies and as a replacement for coffee without the caffeine, but you might want to do some research before trying it for yourself. In fact, the boost of energy that you get from chaga mushroom tea is probably the thing that it is best known for.

One of the best things about Chaga Tea (aside from the many health benefits) is that it contains absolutely zero caffeine. This means you can drink chaga tea whenever you want, since it does not have any caffeine.

If you prefer to avoid caffeine entirely, then the best thing is to either brew your own Chaga Tea, or find a ready-made tea that does not have any caffeine. If you would like to maintain a caffeine habit, but also include Chaga, you can always add a splash of coffee into the Chaga tea. You might consider replacing your daily caffeine habits with Chaga. For anyone looking to cut down or eliminate their caffeine consumption, Chaga is an excellent substitute for coffee or black tea.

A home-brewed chaga tea recipe is sure to provide more mushroomy flavours (compared to coffee) and is super simple to prepare. You can also find mushroom coffees or mushroom teas which contain chaga mushrooms either by themselves or combined with other mushrooms like cordyceps. Most people mix their chaga powder in drinks such as coffee or hot tea, but you can also find chaga mushrooms in capsule form.

You can find our favorite capsules, powders, and tincture’s on the following pages of our website and learn more about each individually:

Best Chaga Mushroom Supplement

Best Chaga Mushroom Powder

To make this recipe for Chaga Mushroom Tea, you can either use chunks of the chaga mushrooms in whole (about 10 grams) or ground up chunks to powder using a coffee mill and approximately two teaspoons of the chaga powder. While the chaga powder alone does not offer any energy, you will still find 50mg of caffeine in one serving of our collagen-boosting matcha Latte(tm) supplement thanks to the addition of matcha powder (more about matcha here!).

Chaga tea is one of the best ways to reap its benefits, as hot water helps to break down its cell walls, giving your body access to all the nutrients, vitamins, and antioxidants. From indigenous Siberians using the chaga mushroom thousands of years ago, to chaga mushroom teas of today, the mushroom is known to aid digestive health, increase your energy, and even potentially combat cancer growth. The burnt appearance of the chaga mushrooms resembles cancerous tumors, mirroring its medicinal properties as an immunity-boosting remedy with potent anti-tumor activities. Chaga Mushroom Tea has a nice, and, oh, so, a little bitter flavor, with a touch of vanilla, and reminds one of a mix of a strong black tea and coffee, without the jitters from the nervous system, since it contains no caffeine or other stimulants.

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Updated 10/24/2022

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Bruce Wilson

I've studied Mycology and Forest Pathology and love creating content to help other learn more about my passion. Follow along as I continue to explore the amazing world of functional fungi!

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