About Dirtea

Why Mushrooms?

Why mushrooms? Honestly, why the hell not?

We get it, they’re quite literally old as dirt. But let us tell you… they have always been here and people have always been fascinated by them. Literally for centuries, all different cultures have experienced the unexpected magic of functional mushrooms.

So when did it begin? About 1.3 billion years ago, they were the very first living thing to come from the sea to the dry land. What’s remarkable is… us humans, share an evolutionary history with them. We come from the same kingdom as mushrooms, so we are actually a lot closer to mushrooms than plants. In fact, it is said that we share 50% of our DNA with mushrooms. They even breath like us and produce Vitamin D when exposed to sunlight.

Where are they? Everywhere! Fungi makes up 25% of the world's biomass. Every breath we take we inhale mushroom spores i.e. seeds of mushrooms.

Without fungi there would be no trees (they can’t grow without them) and there would be no antibiotics (antibiotics are derived from Fungi).

There’s 1000s of different mushroom species but only a few hold the title of functional, hello DIRTEA mushrooms! Enhancing your day with these little wonders from the forest underground can give you natural energy, boost your immune system and lead to being more creative, less stressed and more connected to the world around you so you can strengthen your network — with people, and within nature. Why mushrooms you asked… why not mushrooms?


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