My husband and I recently booked a mushroom foraging hike with Kevin of Blue Ridge Chaga Connection. What a great experience we had! Kevin is extremely knowledgeable about all things wild – mushrooms, fungi and edible wild plants. We learned so much from him while enjoying a beautiful hike in the woods. We learned to scout and identify edible & non edible shrooms. Unfortunately there were not as many as I would have liked to harvest on our hike, but we did see oysters and leatherback milks. We’ll definitely re-book when there’s more to harvest. Thanks Kevin! And by the way, do try his fabulous tinctures. I’ve found the Reishi & Lions Mane to be very effective in helping inflammation in my lungs.
The mushrooms I got from Chaga were phenomenal. I got a pound of chicken of the wood because I wanted something meatier and good for a meat substitute. Kevin helped me pick out the best option and I cooked them the next day. The price was really fair, Kevin was incredibly knowledgeable about his products, the quality was top notch and omg the flavor and texture. I made a sauté for quesadillas and my Fiancé and I couldn’t stop talking about them. I’m going to keep coming back to try out new types. Thanks Kevin!
My husband Wayne and I had SUCH a great time on our walk with Kevin!! I gained a whole bunch of new knowledge about mushrooms and the plants in the area. There’s so much to learn and I’m happy to keep on learning about the variety of foods and plants out there and will most definitely, gladly, do another walk with him in the future. Thank you Kevin! My hikes and walks in the woods will forever be different now’
Rex White- Conover, NC
First mug of Chaga report: It was so smooth I did not expect anything with the one cup. I could feel the blood pressure lowering and some neck pains faded. I see why it is so popular. Thanks.
Charlie Teet- Atlanta, GA
I Charlie Teet want to send the highest regards and reviews for Kevin and his products. He feels like a brother already. His product, and his willingness to send use info, is reminiscent of true customer service and makes it is so easy to use. He was so fast to send it to me so I could use it immediately. He exemplifies customer service -as it used to be in America.( the old ways are best) I have worked, and been around >1 billion people over the course of my life, doing broadcasting, Olympics, webcasts and corporate business meetings. Kevin is a truly good person, in my experience.
Ken – Franklin, NC
Thanks mucho Kevin! The tinctures and teas are excellent quality and a great addition on my healing journey. Thanks for spending the time explaining and educating me on medicinal mushrooms. I have much to learn and look forward to foraging with you soon.
Susan MacDonald Moynahan- Merritt Island, FL
My husband and I had an amazing time on a mushroom hike. I don’t think I’ll ever look at the forest the same way again. With my walking stick moving the plants slightly aside a whole other colorful world full of mushrooms appeared. I will take another hike with our guide when spring reappears.
Babette Alvarez -Greenville, SC
I’m fighting bone marrow cancer and on chemo. Kevin’s Trifecta has helped my immune system and energy in so many ways. I used to catch every cold and I have been healthy for a while now. It’s so easy to take and he is super helpful in deciding what mushrooms are best for me.
Jenn Rees- Black Mountain, NC
I’d like to share my incredibly positive experience with Blue Ridge Chaga Connection. I have been enjoying shitakes for many years because of their taste and medicinal qualities, but one day last year I walked by Kevin’s table at the Black Mountain Farmers Market and saw an amazing mushroom the likes of which I’d never seen. He explained it was a Chaga mushroom, and that they grow in the higher elevations around here. At the time, he was selling tea from the mushroom so I decided to try it. Admittedly I was hesitant because I find the taste of kombucha tea abhorrent, but Chaga was wonderful! I added a little ginger and lemon and it made a delicious tea that tasted very much like any other unsweetened iced tea. If like sweet tea just add local honey. But instead of just the thirst quenching of regular tea, I was also getting the benefits of this super food’s ability to fight cancer, inflammation, cholesterol and aging. As someone who blew out the candles on her 40th birthday cake many years ago, that matters. I continue to go see Kevin for this medicinal mushroom tea and now am enjoying his wonderful tinctures from other mushrooms. I highly recommend the Lion’s Mane which is great for brain function (a concern as I age and maintain a will to never be on any medications). It tastes surprisingly nice not unlike truffles. I also started the incredible Reishi tincture. I work for a hyper-growth hi-tech start up and my day is in front of a computer and is long and stressful. The wonderful Reishi helps with fatique, and also has all the anti-cancer properties one expects from medicinal mushrooms. In addition it also has been incredible for calming the stress of my job with effects that are noticeable. At breakfast and lunch I have a portion of a dropper of Reishi and then again at the end of the day. I’m calm in the evenings instead of tired and stressed and I can think more clearly thanks to the Lion’s Mane. My immune system is ramping up to fight a cold winter and I’ve never slept as well in my life. And it’s all natural, which fits my no-meds lifestyle. I could not be more grateful to Kevin for his kindness and willingness to openly share all of his wisdom about these incredible mushrooms and what they can do for our health. You can think of it any way you want but I like to think of it as God’s pharmacy. I feel great, better every day. Thank you Kevin. I am grateful to have met you and will be a customer for the rest of my long, healthy life! – Jen Rees, Black Mountain NC
Jordan Collis-(Atlanta, GA)
“The Chaga Mushroom Tea was a complete lifesaver for me. I’m very big into homeopathy and ayurveda and don’t get sick very often, but after sleeping outside for a few nights in the mountains, I came down with a sore throat and began to lose my voice. We found Kevin at a farmer’s market and he was so very knowledgeable and kind and recommended the chaga mushroom tea. It was reasonably priced, especially since the bags could be used more than once, and tasted pretty good too! My laryngitis subsided in less than a week and it typically lasts 2+. So grateful that we stumbled across this shop and I definitely recommend everyone stock up before flu season!”