WHAT ARE FUNCTIONAL MUSHROOMS?
Functional mushrooms are types of fungi that are known for their health benefits beyond their nutritional compositions. The exact benefits differ depending on the mushroom. We use 5 different functional mushrooms in our products - Tremella, Lion's Mane, Cordyceps, Chaga and Reishi.
WHERE DO I START?
That really depends on the person! If you're new to mushrooms we'd recommend one of our Super Blends. They're the DIRTEA take on your beloved Coffee, Cacao and Matcha and super easy to integrate into you routine.
If you’re looking for a caffeine-free option then our Pure Powders are for you!
Chaga is amazing for all things energy and works wonders for the skin.
Cordyceps is excellent for endurance and stamina and incredible before a workout or when you’re in need of a boost.
Reishi is The Calming Mushroom and is incredibly relaxing, helping promote a healthy sleep cycle.
Lion’s Mane is fantastic for focus, memory and digestion.
Tremella is The Beauty Mushroom and it great for supporting hydrated and glowing skin.
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO DRINK DIRTEA?
DIRTEA can be consumed in hot water or added to your favourite drink. You can also cook and bake with them too! As long as they get into your body you will receive the incredible benefits they have to offer.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO DRINK DIRTEA?
There are no firm rules around when to drink DIRTEA. With the exception of the DIRTEA Coffee and DIRTEA Matcha, all of the products are caffeine free. Cordyceps does tend to provide a natural energy boost so it is often better suited in the morning. Something like Reishi is wonderful to have before bed to promote a restful sleep but it is not a sedative and can be enjoyed in mornings as well.
WHAT IS THE SERVING SIZE?
All of our pure powders are 2g per serving. DIRTEA Coffee is 2.5g per serving, DIRTEA Cacao is 6g per serving and DIRTEA Matcha is 6g.
CAN I COMBINE THEM?
Yes! We love combining our powders. Each mushroom offers a different benefit and they actually work synergistically together so it's a fantastic way to maximize the results.
HOW LONG DOES DIRTEA TAKE TO FEEL THE EFFECT?
Each person may experience the effects differently but consistency is always key. We always recommend drinking a cup daily for a month to see how you get on. Cordyceps, Reishi and Lion’s Mane tend to act quite quickly. Often, people notice the results within the first few weeks (or even upon the first use). Chaga takes a little longer.
ARE YOUR MUSHROOMS PSYCHOACTIVE?
DIRTEA mushrooms are purely functional, and not psychedelic. DIRTEA does not contain any form of psychoactive compounds. Functional mushrooms can be consumed daily and have active compounds that can help you to function better and heal your mind and body.
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN YOUR PURE MUSHROOM POWDERS AND YOUR SUPER BLENDS?
Our Pure Mushroom Powders contain 100% Organic Mushroom Extract powders with no other ingredients added. They each contain a potent dose of 2,000mg of mushrooms per serving. They’re fantastic to have on their own or can even be mixed and matched to maximize results.
Our Super Blends are packed with the 100% Pure Mushroom Powders with the addition of adaptogens and a few other delicious and nutritious ingredients. They offer a slightly lower dose than the Pure Powders.
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DIRTEA COFFEE AND NORMAL COFFEE?
DIRTEA Coffee is your all-in-one drink, but unlike normal coffee it is full of polysaccharides, beta glucans and antioxidants. It’s a blend of coffee beans with 1,000mg of three of our super mushrooms (Chaga, Lion’s Mane and Cordyceps) along with Ashwagandha and Maca for additional adrenal and digestion support. It has up to 80% less caffeine than normal coffee so it is perfect for giving you all-day energy and enhanced focus without the coffee crash or jitters.
WHERE ARE YOUR MUSHROOMS GROWN?
Our mushrooms are sourced from the best mushroom forest farms on the planet from China and Siberia.
FRUITING BODY VS MYCELIUM ON GRAIN. WHICH ONE?
The fruiting body is the reproductive structure of the mushroom, whereas the mycelium is the vegetative body of the mushroom.
The fruiting body is more nutritious than the mycelium because it doesn't contain any of the substrate (the surface on which the fruiting body grows out of), and is not diluted by any grains, or wood, from the substrate. DIRTEA only ever uses fruiting bodies.
Beta glucans are naturally occurring glucose polymers that are abundant in functional mushrooms - particularly in the fruiting body. They have gained much attention from the scientific community in the last few decades for their fascinating immunobiology.
WHERE ARE YOUR MUSHROOMS PACKAGED?
Our products are all packaged in the UK and are then sent directly to you to enjoy!
ARE YOUR MUSHROOMS CERTIFIED ORGANIC?
Yes, all DIRTEA products are 100% certified organic by the Organic Food Federation.
DOES DIRTEA BREAK YOUR FAST?
There are a few calories in the mushroom teas, around 2 kcal per 2g of mushroom powder and 5kcal per serving in our DIRTEA Coffee. The general advice is that the Pure Powders do not break your fast as long as you are drinking them on their own (without milk).
CAN I DRINK YOUR PRODUCTS WHILST PREGNANT?
We always recommend consulting your doctor before taking our products if pregnant. Our products are all 100% Organic and Natural, and they are all caffeine-free (apart from our DIRTEA Coffee and DIRTEA Matcha Super Blends).
IS DIRTEA GOOD FOR CHILDREN?
There is plenty of evidence to support the benefits that functional mushrooms can offer children, but it’s worth noting there is no definitive research on the topic. Meanwhile, there is also no indication that they pose any danger to children.
We recommend it should not be given to children under 10yrs of age. At this early stage, children’s bodily systems are still in development and adapting to their environment.
As a general rule of thumb, it’s always a good idea to consult your child’s pediatrician before introducing any supplements into their diet and particularly if they’re on medication.
CAN DIRTEA HELP MY ENERGY LEVELS?
Cordyceps and Chaga are excellent options to support natural energy levels without the crashes.
CAN DIRTEA HELP MY FOCUS?
Lion’s Mane has been shown to promote focus, memory and mental clarity. It can even help to repair and regenerate new brain cells.
CAN DIRTEA HELP MY SKIN?
Chaga, also known as the King of Mushrooms, contains the highest source of antioxidants in Nature (45 x stronger than açai berries) and does wonders for your skin.
Tremella has been used for centuries to boost hyaluronic acid and collagen production, as well as combat fine lines and wrinkles. It’s incredibly hydrating and can help to promote a beautiful youthful glow.
DO YOU SHIP GLOBALLY?
Yes. We ship globally!
ARE YOU IN THE US YET?
Not yet but this is in the works as we speak! We anticipate expanding into the US towards the beginning of 2024.
CAN I HAVE MY PARCEL REDIRECTED TO A DIFFERENT ADDRESS?
Because we pick, pack and ship your order, we aren't able to change the address your order is being sent to. Don't worry – if you're not in when a delivery is attempted, our carrier will leave a card or send you an email notification advising how to arrange a redelivery or where you can pick up your parcel. While changing the delivery address isn't possible after the order is placed, there are alternative delivery options you can arrange with some of our UK delivery partners, including delivery to a neighbour, delivery to a safe place, or a collection from a specified location - these will differ depending on the delivery partner. You can check and arrange for the available alternative delivery options using the link in the delivery update email you'll receive from our delivery partner, or using the tracking number and the delivery partner's website or app.