Chaga sounds somewhat magical just in its name. A little known mushroom growing mostly in the Northeast on birch trees, chaga packages a powerful good immunity punch. Chaga acts as an immune stimulant and builder. A daily dose enhances immune system function and provides a rich antioxidant source. Prepared as a tea, chaga tastes slightly bitter and similar to coffee. Perhaps a more delightful way to reap its benefit is as an addition to chocolate custard. I have to admit, there is a bit of an earthy taste to this custard, but it does not taste like a mushroom, more a rich chocolate. If you love chocolate pudding, chaga custard may take its place on your list of favorite desserts. During the autumn months when immune support requires significant attention, either by the spoonful or sliced into a pie this custard comforts as well as stacks the odds in your favor for fending off colds and flus.