Of all the mistakes I’ve made, this was probably the best thing that ever happened to me. For three weeks, I drank organic Chaga tea by mistake and my health completely changed. I have recently started to rent out my spare room so I could make ends meet. My roommate is great, pays her bills on time, and is usually quiet. The only flaw I could think of is that she isn’t the most organized person I’ve ever met, unlike me who is mocked by friends and family for color-coordinating her socks drawer. One morning I woke up to a handful of tea bags laying on the kitchen counter next to the jar where I usually keep all tea bags. Part of me wanted to scream and part of me was rational. Maybe she had left in a hurry and didn’t have time to put it back. I would definitely talk to her in the evening but at that moment, I simply put the tea bags in the pot and kept one to brew myself a cup. I remember thinking the taste was slightly different but I still thought it was black tea. I had no idea I was drinking her wild Chaga mushroom tea and, to be honest, she never said a word about it. I think she was so embarrassed she had made a mess in the kitchen that morning, that she didn’t want to upset me further by telling me I was drinking her tea without telling her.
I didn’t notice it at first, but my friends and family did two weeks after I began to drink the tea. They said my skin looked better, my hair looked shinier and I appeared to be less bloated. To be frank, I did feel different but at the time I couldn’t imagine it was the tea. It wasn’t until my roommate finally told me about it, that I put two and two together.