Maitake Mushroom

maitake mushroom

Dance for joy with the ‘king of mushrooms’

Maitake mushroom translates to “dancing mushroom” in Japanese. That’s because when people would find these mushrooms in the wild, they would dance with joy! In our opinion, maitake mushrooms’ many benefits for health, mental wellness, and delicious cuisine warrant a happy dance.

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Packed with nutrients, vitamins, and antioxidants, maitake mushrooms have been used for thousands of years to feel healthy inside and out.

Tamim Teas teams up with American farmers to source local, organic, and all-natural ingredients to create mushroom tea blends that honor maitake’s rich & natural history.

Fun fact: At one point in feudal Japan, maitake mushrooms were so revered for their benefits that they were used as currency.

maitake mushroom tea

These mushrooms are also called:

  • Hen of the Woods
  • Sheep’s Head
  • Ram’s Head
  • King of Mushrooms
  • Cloud Mushrooms

Where it’s grown: At Tamim Teas, our maitake mushrooms are grown by certified organic family farms to ensure year-round freshness and quality.

In the wild, maitake mushrooms are most often found at the base of dying oak trees and logs. They can also be found growing on other dead or dying hardwoods like maples and elm trees. These mushrooms grow throughout Asia, North America, and Europe. 

Tastes: Woodsy, earthy, slightly spicy.

Maitake mushroom goodness: 

  • Boost immunity
  • Nutrient-packed
  • Decrease fatigue, increase energy levels
  • Aid in digestion
  • Anti-inflammatory properties

Maitake also have high concentrations of antioxidants. Studies show that high levels of antioxidants are linked to stronger immune systems & can aid in resisting cellular damage [1].

Enjoy maitake mushrooms for:

  • Digestive support
  • Immune system boost
  • Focus & rejuvenation
  • Natural energy without the crash
  • Soothing aches & pains