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