Superhero Immune-Boosting Tea Mix

Our Superhero Immune-Boosting Tea Mix is made up of 4 different types of medicinal mushrooms, carefully blended with a deliciously sweet mixture of goji berries, licorice root and vanilla.

Wild-Harvested Medicinal Mushrooms

Ganoderma applanatum or Ancient Reishi

Ganoderma applanatum or Ancient Reishi

The 4 wild-harvested medicinal mushrooms we have included are the following:-

Ancient Reishi or Artist’s Conk (Ganoderma applanatum) – a powerful antibiotic, antioxidant and immune-modulating mushroom that has been shown to have 100% tumour inhibitory action on certain types of cancer.  They are effective against a wide range of bacteria including E. coli and Staphylococcus aureus.  Increases spleen cell antibody activity.  Ancient Reishi has been shown to be beneficial for hepatitis and for hyperglycemia. These mushrooms can grow for decades absorbing years of forest wisdom and potency and reaching a huge size.  Their longevity is a great indication of their incredibly high antibacterial properties – they can resist breaking down for many years.  White ergosterol on the back of the mushroom makes great artist’s canvas and can be inscribed upon using finger or sharpened stick – hence the name “Artist’s Conk”.  Ancient Reishi has a sweet, smoky flavour and is a particular delicacy of gorillas living in Central Africa (Hint – we can do far worse than to mimic apes when it comes to our food choices!)

Red Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum) – known as the “Supreme Protector”, red reishi is a potent immune-modulating, longevity mushroom, that is also a neuro-protective, blood-balancing, cardiovascular and liver tonic.

Turkey Tail (Trametes versicolor) – contains PSK and PSP – both cancer-fighting polysaccharides that have proven to be extremely successful against breast and prostate cancers. Turkey Tail, as with other medicinal mushrooms, also contain Beta glucans, the long-chain polysaccharides that super-boost immunity.  They do this by mimicking bacteria – and this in turn kick-starts our immune systems into “super-active” mode.

Pycnoporus cinnabarinus or "Cinnabar polypore"

Pycnoporus cinnabarinus or “Cinnabar polypore”

Cinnabar Polypore (Pycnoporus cinnabarinus) – also immune-boosting, but is also very helpful in boosting circulation and blood flow and helps to deliver all the other herbal components deeply into the tissues of the body.

All of these mushrooms contain long-chain sugars or polysaccharides and it is these polysaccharides that provide the powerful immune system boost in our bodies, providing us with protection against both acute and chronic disease.

Each packet of Superhero Tea Mix can be boiled up twice before it starts to lose flavour and colour. That means that each packet of tea makes a total of at least 32 cups of awesome, super-delicious, health-giving tea!

We recommend this tea as the cornerstone of every single health protocol.  It is a tea made from tonic herbs* that you can safely drink every single day.

Harmonising Herbs

In Chinese tonic herbalism, goji berries (Lycium barbarum) are added for their polysaccharide content which boosts immunity. They also aid digestion and increase the major youthening human growth hormone (HGH) in the body.  They are particularly beneficial for women as a Yin Jing tonic, i.e. they increase the stores of cooling, descending Yin-polarised energy in the kidneys and thus go a great way to mediating hot flushes in menopause which are in part caused by unrestrained ascending Yang. By increasing the Yin Jing, the feminine essence, which is expressed as juiciness internally and radiance externally, is enhanced. Goji berries are a supreme longevity substance.

We have also added vanilla powder (Vanilla planifolia) to our Tea Mix, which impart a deliciously sweet, fragrant taste so that you end up with a tea that is a delight to your taste buds (and doesn’t taste “mushroomy” at all!)  Vanilla is also a mood-enhancer and aphrodisiac.

Licorice root (Glycyrrhiza glabra) is added for its harmonising effect on the tea – it helps all of the ingredients to harmonise with each other and in the body.  Not only that but licorice has many pharmocological actions – including anti-inflammatory, anti-allergy, antibacterial and anti-cancer effects.  It helps regulate estrogen/progesterone ratios in women and also helps replenish adrenal function, so it is a highly recommended herb for fatigue.

(Special note – if you suffer from high blood pressure, licorice can exacerbate this condition.  In this case you may choose not to put the whole piece of licorice root in your tea and only use some of it instead – or even take it out altogether.  On the other hand, if you suffer from low blood pressure this can help correct and balance the problem).

Why Wild-Harvested?

All mushrooms are wild-harvested on the Knysna Forest farm where we live. As with organically-grown plants, wild-harvested plants require greater natural protection against predators, resulting in them producing far more of the compounds that we are then able to enjoy as medicine. They are also a lot more mineral-rich. Wild-grown plants are also infused with the energies of the natural environment they have grown in – and this wild, natural energy automatically gets transferred to us when we take these plants into our bodies, making us stronger and more in touch with our wild, natural heritage.

Spending any amount of time in the forest where these mushrooms grow, provides a taste of the incredible energetic environment that they grow in.  Truly, medicine for mind, body AND spirit!

Directions For Use

Our tea mix is designed to be boiled up in one go and then used as needed.  To prepare, empty contents of pack into a large, good quality stainless steel or ceramic pot.  Add 4 litres spring water or filtered rain water.  Let stand for one hour before bringing just up to the boil and then simmering gently for an hour.  Pour through strainer into cups.  Sweeten with honey if wished.  And, for an extra superhero boost, add 1-3 squirts of Wild Red Reishi or Wild Turkey Tail tincture to each cup!

Once the tea has been boiled, it will stay fresh outside of the fridge, as long as it is boiled up at least once a day.  Alternatively, you can keep it in the fridge and use as needed.  A great “hack” here is to use a dedicted “tea mix” slow cooker – and, once boiled, just keep it on the lowest setting t0 ensure it stays fresh.

Warm tea can also be used as a base for warm cacao drinks, smoothies and soups, or even to cook rice or lentils in.


I love this tea.
  There is always a pot on the go in my house and the fact that it’s really good for you is just a bonus.
  I find it very grounding and it makes me happy… this may sound strange, but my body sings when I drink it.
  This is true earth medicine.

Kirsten Tilley, Cape Town

Check out more testimonials here!

How to order

Firstly, check our Outlets page to see if there is a retailer near you.  If not, then please email our distributor at and they will help you find one.  You can also place an online order with Earthshine directly.

Wholesale Enquiries

Please contact Earthshine, our distributor in South Africa  –

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6 thoughts on “Superhero Immune-Boosting Tea Mix

  1. Denise Mann

    Hi, I would like to find out the price of Superhero Immune-Boosting tea mix and the Passion Flower Tinctur? how we can place an order.
    Look forward to your reply,
    Kind regards, Denise

  2. Jessica

    Hi there,

    I have just received the superhero immune boosting tea and just had a question on making it.
    It says to make the whole bag at once and drink everyday? How long can you keep it for in the pot?
    I live alone so would it be more beneficial to make smaller batches at once?

    Thanks so much,

    • admin Post author

      Hi Jessica – the best way to make this tea is to boil it all up together and then keep the pot in the fridge, just taking out small quantities to heat up when you need it. If you want to divide the bag into smaller sections then you can – but you might end up with a tea that is not as balanced due to ingredient distribution. Hope this helps – enjoy your tea! Juliet xx

      • Jess Pelser

        Hi Juliet,
        Thank you for getting back to me with that info. How long will the tea stay good for in the fridge in a pot until it goes bad/off? (if it does)

        Thanks so much, I have purchased your tea and brought it to Zimbabwe and we are all very excited to have it here.

        • admin Post author

          Hi Jess, you are most welcome 🙂 The tea should stay good in the fridge for a month – if it starts to go off, you will notice mould on the top of it – but this is very unlikely if it is kept constantly refrigerated. Lovely to know this tea is in Zim – it really is such a nutritious powerhouse of a drink, a solid cornerstone of any good health regimen – and super delicious too 🙂 Enjoy!! xx


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