In search of the healing chaga mushroom

Gerry Moerschell began foraging for chaga mushrooms about eight years ago, and turned his hobby into the successful chaga tea business he currently co-owns with Doug Bloom. Photo By Elyse Sadtler

KENT — On bright, crisp winter days, Gerry Moerschell is likely to be snowshoeing through the forests in search of a prized treasure. He’s not looking for buried artifacts or hidden gold; he’s searching for chaga mushrooms.

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