The DIRTEA Low Down


Consider this blog your intellectual excursion into the DIRTEA World, whether you're a newcomer seeking enlightenment or a seasoned sipper needing a quick refresher—welcome to DIRTEA 101.

What is DIRTEA?

DIRTEA is a leading health and wellness brand with a growing product line specialising in functional mushroom products. Our products are organic, impeccably clean, and exceptionally potent, offering support for energy levels, focus, productivity and sleep.

So, what actually is a “functional mushroom”?

Functional mushrooms are the types of fungi renowned for their health benefits. There isn't a specific, universally agreed-upon number of functional mushrooms due to ongoing discoveries and research but there are 15 mushrooms which are well regarded as “functional.” We use 5-6 of these. 

How does DIRTEA use functional mushrooms?

Our mushrooms undergo a meticulous double extraction process, using only the fruiting body, guaranteeing the highest quality and reaping maximum benefits with every sip. 

Our meticulous approach to sourcing quality ingredients and the extraction process serves as the foundation of our product line, distinguishing us as a brand that prioritises purity and effectiveness. This commitment ensures that customers receive the full spectrum of bioactive compounds found in these mushrooms, contributing to enhanced well-being.

Our ethos revolves around the belief that wellness is a journey, and nature provides us with the tools to support that journey. We are dedicated to sourcing the finest ingredients to create products that not only taste good but also contribute to your overall health and vitality.

Our Pure Powders

DIRTEA offers a diverse range of products precisely crafted from hand-picked premium mushroom extracts: Reishi, Lion’s Mane, Chaga, Cordyceps, and Tremella. Our pure powders are tasty and easy to make - just add a small teaspoon to a cup of hot water or to your morning coffee.


Reishi: Renowned as the "Mushroom of Immortality" in traditional Chinese medicine, Reishi is celebrated for its immune-supporting properties. It encourages an overall sense of calm, promotes better sleep, and is known for its antioxidant benefits.

Lion’s Mane: Often referred to as the "Smart Mushroom," Lion's Mane is prized for its cognitive benefits. It helps support memory, focus, and overall brain health. Historically, Shaolin monks have turned to Lion’s Mane to enhance their focus during meditation.

Chaga: Known as the "King of Mushrooms," is renowned for its potent antioxidant content. It supports immune function whilst providing a natural, long-lasting energy throughout the day without any caffeine. Chaga is a powerful adaptogen, assisting the body in adapting to stressors.

Cordyceps: Recognised for its energy-boosting properties, we call it the "Performance Mushroom." It may boost stamina and support overall vitality. Cordyceps is valued for its potential to enhance athletic performance and historically has been used as an aphrodisiac.

Tremella: Often called the "Beauty Mushroom," Tremella is renowned for its hydrating and skin-nourishing benefits. It is rich in polysaccharides that promote skin elasticity and moisture retention. Tremella may also support overall immune function, contributing to holistic well-being.

Our Super Blends

We’ve taken your everyday favourite drinks and made them better. Our Super Blends aren't just tasty; they're designed to elevate your routine by conveniently combining our mushrooms into one blend, simplifying the preparation process. Consider these your all-in-one drink.

DIRTEA Matcha: If you enjoy Matcha, look no further for the most deliciously smooth and nourishing blend. DIRTEA Matcha blends Lion’s Mane, Tremella and Reishi within a ceremonial grade matcha foraged in the Shizuoka Region of Japan. Matcha is known for its ability to provide natural, long-lasting energy without crashes. Our blend combines these mushrooms with Moringa, which is packed full of antioxidants, and MCT, a clean fuel for the body and brain packed full of natural healthy fats.

DIRTEA Coffee: If you love coffee but hate the crashes and the jitters, then DIRTEA Coffee is for you. Containing 80% less caffeine than a regular cup, it reduces the jitters but still increases energy levels and supports focus thanks to the additional mushrooms. 

DIRTEA Cacao: A delectable hot chocolate with your favourite three mushrooms, Lion’s Mane, Tremella and Reishi, to promote focus, enhance beauty, and support deep restorative sleep without compromising taste. DIRTEA raw and organic Cacao is rich in antioxidants and magnesium. This blend also includes Moringa and MCT for added health benefits.

How to Drink

Craft your super blends into refreshing ice drinks or cosy warm beverages— whatever you prefer. Just add to hot water, whisk or stir thoroughly. Add milk, creamer and / or sweetener if desired.

How much should I drink?

We always say consistency is the key! Our typical recommendation is 2g of pure powder or the recommended serving size of the blends daily. For instance, our founders prefer to blend all mushroom extracts and consume 2g of each mushroom powder every day. The choice is yours! 

When to Drink

All our mushroom extracts can be consumed at any time, either individually or combined. However, we do have specific recommendations for enjoying DIRTEA at particular times, as noted by:

  • Cordyceps: An ideal pre-gym companion, providing a natural boost of energy for your workout.
  • Reishi: Embrace the calming effects of Reishi with a soothing cup in the evening, perfect for winding down.
  • DIRTEA Matcha: Unlock sustained, all-day natural energy with our Matcha blend. Packed with L-theanine, it harmonises with matcha caffeine, extending its effects. Best enjoyed during the day for that gentle pick-me-up.
  • DIRTEA Coffee: Tailored for daytime indulgence, this blend carries a moderate caffeine kick. For those sensitive to caffeine, we recommend savouring this blend earlier in the day to ensure a restful evening.


What can I mix with DIRTEA?

Unleash your culinary creativity by incorporating our mushroom extracts into smoothies, shakes, or even your favourite dishes and desserts. The possibilities are as vast as your imagination! Explore our collection of recipes and drink ideas to elevate your culinary adventure here.

As you embark on the captivating journey with DIRTEA, we trust you find the experience as exhilarating as we do! Embrace the world of DIRTEA, tap into the ancient wisdom of mushrooms, and here's to a path of joyful sips and natural wellness.