This is the Chagaman of Newfoundland.
Derived from a conk that grows on alder and birch (parasitic), CHAGA has been used in colder climes in the form of tea (ground up and steeped), to combat many diseases and ailments such as the dreaded CANCER.
Apparently, chaga has the highest antioxidant content of all naturally occuring organic substances, higher than blueberries, pomegranates, and more.
Luckily, I have met the Chagaman, and can get a fresh batch pretty much anytime our stash runs out... steeped Chaga tea with fresh honey has a very mild birch flavour, delicious any morning, afternoon, or evening!
Check it out: Chaga on the Rock