Why mushrooms?"
Our story
  • 1. When Did It Start

    Fungi have existed for over a billion years and have forever fascinated humans. For centuries, many different cultures around the world have used fungi for foods, medicines and natural immunity.

    2. How Did It Begin

    They were the very first living species to come from the sea to the dry land. Ever since then, they have been running the planet and we are only just waking up to the fact “Mushrooms are natures engineers”.  

    3. How do we relate

    What’s remarkable is... 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 breathe like us and produce Vitamin D when exposed to sunlight.  

    4. Healing Power

    Mushrooms have been healing the planet and people for years. Without fungi there would be no trees (they can’t grow without them) and there would be no antibiotics (antibiotics are derived from Fungi). Fungi have even been shown to enable trees like the great English Oak to extend their life by hundreds of years, not to mention helping us extend our own lives through the advances of natural remedies.   

    5. How they help us

    There’s around 150,000 different mushroom species that we know of but only a few hold the title of functional, hello DIRTEA mushrooms! Enhancing your day with these little wonders from the forest can give you natural energy, support 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.   

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    1. When Did It Start

    Fungi have existed for over a billion years and have forever fascinated humans. For centuries, many different cultures around the world have used fungi for foods, medicines and natural immunity.

    2. How Did It Begin

    They were the very first living species to come from the sea to the dry land. Ever since then, they have been running the planet and we are only just waking up to the fact “Mushrooms are natures engineers”.  

    3. How do we relate

    What’s remarkable is... 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 breathe like us and produce Vitamin D when exposed to sunlight.  

    4. Healing Power

    Mushrooms have been healing the planet and people for years. Without fungi there would be no trees (they can’t grow without them) and there would be no antibiotics (antibiotics are derived from Fungi). Fungi have even been shown to enable trees like the great English Oak to extend their life by hundreds of years, not to mention helping us extend our own lives through the advances of natural remedies.   

    5. How they help us

    There’s around 150,000 different mushroom species that we know of but only a few hold the title of functional, hello DIRTEA mushrooms! Enhancing your day with these little wonders from the forest can give you natural energy, support 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.   

  • 1. Brothers on a mission

    We have always tried to find ways to improve our well-being whilst balancing work, travel and play. But living busy and hectic lifestyles, we also experience a lack of energy, bad sleep, anxiety and stress. In 2016, we discovered mushroom tea ceremonies and we found, first hand, that drinking functional mushrooms, can be a transformative experience with rapid results.

    2. A mushroom love affair

    This is when we fell in love with the healing power of mushrooms. We drank them in the morning, at work, at the gym, before bed. Over time, we began to feel more energised, focused and clear-minded. Our lives literally changed.

    3. Our Mission

    It was then we made it our mission to seek out and partner with the best mushroom farmers to grow and extract the world’s purest and most potent functional mushroom extract powders. Now we can share the amazing benefits we’ve received from these mushrooms with you!

    4. Capital of Mushrooms

    Born under consistent rains, DIRTEA is carefully hand-crafted in the forested foothills in the centre of ancient mushroom culture. Our hand-crafted mushroom extract powders come from a family who has spent over six lifetimes perfecting their craft. Based in the heart of beautiful Fujian, these family farms are nestled in the hardwood forests, lovingly known as “The World Capital of Mushrooms.”

    5. The DIRTEA Experience

    Our goal is for you to live the DIRTEA experience as part of your daily routine, so you can feel healthier, focused and energised.

    Join the DIRTEA World

    Shop now

    1. Brothers on a mission

    We have always tried to find ways to improve our well-being whilst balancing work, travel and play. But living busy and hectic lifestyles, we also experience a lack of energy, bad sleep, anxiety and stress. In 2016, we discovered mushroom tea ceremonies and we found, first hand, that drinking functional mushrooms, can be a transformative experience with rapid results.

    2. A mushroom love affair

    This is when we fell in love with the healing power of mushrooms. We drank them in the morning, at work, at the gym, before bed. Over time, we began to feel more energised, focused and clear-minded. Our lives literally changed.

    3. Our Mission

    It was then we made it our mission to seek out and partner with the best mushroom farmers to grow and extract the world’s purest and most potent functional mushroom extract powders. Now we can share the amazing benefits we’ve received from these mushrooms with you!

    4. Capital of Mushrooms

    Born under consistent rains, DIRTEA is carefully hand-crafted in the forested foothills in the centre of ancient mushroom culture. Our hand-crafted mushroom extract powders come from a family who has spent over six lifetimes perfecting their craft. Based in the heart of beautiful Fujian, these family farms are nestled in the hardwood forests, lovingly known as “The World Capital of Mushrooms.”

    5. The DIRTEA Experience

    Our goal is for you to live the DIRTEA experience as part of your daily routine, so you can feel healthier, focused and energised.