Your new morning ritual.
MUD\WTR™ is a coffee alternative consisting of organic ingredients lauded by cultures old and young for their health and performance benefits. With 1/7th the caffeine of coffee, mud gives you natural energy, focus and more without the jitters and crash.
I get a wicked boost in focus after drinking my morning Mud, without the jitters and anxiety that made me give up caffeine in the first place.
MUD\WTR is pretty much the best substitute for coffee that you can ultimately get.
What is mud?
MUD\WTR is a blend of masala chai, cacao and adaptogenic mushrooms. It has a hall-of-fame ingredients list: Lion’s mane for focus, chaga and reishi to support a healthy immune system, cordyceps to promote natural energy, turmeric and cinnamon for their antioxidants, and cacao for mood and energy. It's 100% organic with zero sneaky sweeteners added.
With 1/7 the caffeine as a cup of coffee, you get focus and energy without the jitters, crash and $hitty sleep.
The result? You, but superhuman.
Some dirty secrets.
Take a tablespoon of mud and add it to your favorite hand-spun clay mug. Pour in hot water. (195°F-205°F is juuuust right.) You can mix in a dab of honey or get frothy with your favorite milk. You can also try it with butter or coconut oil, and on a warm day, it's tasty over ice. But don’t be afraid, ya weenie—you can always drink it straight up.
Ya done? OK, now stir it up. Yeah, stir real well before enjoying like the legend you are.
Certified and lab tested.
100% USDA Certified Organic, Certified Non-GMO, Certified Gluten-Free, Certified Vegan, Whole30 Approved & Certified Kosher.
Our mushrooms are grown in Carlsbad, California by M2 Ingredients. At M2’s state-of-the-art, USDA organic certified indoor farm we offer our mushrooms deep-tissue massages, sound baths and psychedelic-assisted therapy to help with end-of-life anxiety. One lion's mane mushroom claimed, “It was the most spiritually significant experience of my life.”
Every serving of MUD\WTR contains over 2 grams of mushrooms, including chaga, reishi, lion’s mane and cordyceps. We use solid-state fermentation to grow the full cycle of the mushroom including mycelial biomass and fruiting bodies, which are cultured on certified organic, gluten-free, whole grain oats sourced from rural farms in Canada.
As part of the quality-control process, we conduct DNA testing on each batch of mushroom powders to confirm the identity and integrity of each species. As a result of the testing, one chaga mushroom found that it was a direct descendant of Genghis Khan!
Organic mushroom blend (chaga, reishi, lion’s mane, cordyceps mycelial biomass cultured on organic oats), Organic cacao, Organic Spice Blend (organic cinnamon, organic turmeric, organic ginger, organic cardamom, organic black pepper, organic nutmeg, organic cloves), Organic black tea powder, Himalayan pink salt.
1⁄7th the caffeine of a cup of coffee.
Lion's Mane was added to support mental performance. A newly-hyped nootropic in Western Cultures, Lion's Mane has been a part of Chinese and Japanese medicine for centuries. It's our vision to create a drinkable ritual that addresses mind, body, and soul - Lion's Mane is here for your mind.
Chaga is a mushroom that grows on birch trees. Eastern Cultures have been drinking chaga for centuries for its overall benefits and soothing properties.
Reishi was added to support a healthy immune system and to promote natural energy. This mushroom has been used in Chinese medicine for over 2000 years and is commonly called the “king of mushrooms” for its adaptogenic qualities. It has many polysaccharides and beta-glucans that are known to help support healthy immune function.
Cordyceps was chosen for its physical performance benefits. Originally used by high altitude Tibetan herdsman, Cordyceps is now used by many to support energy, stamina and athletic performance. When dreaming up our ideal elixir our physical performance was a major focus - Cordyceps is here to stay.
Cacao is Mud's most abundant ingredient both for its flavor and effect. Cacao was worshiped by the Mayans, fueled the daily diet of the Aztecs, and has been labeled the "food of the gods" by many subsequent cultures. It makes sense, because it tastes as good as it makes you feel.
Our founder lived in India for some time and fell in love with the tradition and benefits of Masala Chai. Chai is a blend of ingredients like naturally brewed and flash-dried black tea powder and 100% Certified Organic powdered spices: ginger, cardamom, nutmeg, black pepper, cinnamon, cloves. With just enough caffeine to induce alertness, numerous benefits, and a complex flavor profile that rivals coffee - chai is what gives mud it's soul.
Turmeric is one of the most lauded compounds on the planet. Used in foods and drinks across the globe throughout history for its color, flavor, and benefits on the body and mind - it was an obvious addition to mud. Curcumin is an antioxidant flavonoid in turmeric that supports a healthy immune system. Yep, we’ll take it.
Cinnamon is a spice that has been used medicinally for thousands of years… Something you’ll hear often around here. Primarily cinnamon was added for taste, but nothing in Mud is added for taste alone. Cinnamon contains phenolic compounds, flavonoids, and antioxidants that make it one of the most beneficial spices on the planet. Mud doesn’t have any sweeteners and cinnamon helps you fight off sugar cravings to keep you making better food choices throughout the day.
WTF? Salt? Yeah, salt. One of the most important things we do when we wake up is rehydrate. Salt supports hydration, contains minerals that the body needs, and plays a supporting role in making mud taste amazing. We put a pinch in each serving to give you the benefits in the most subtle way possible.
#1 Coffee Alternative
We weren’t mad at coffee, just disappointed.
I fell into the commonly held belief that coffee would allow me to do more and do it better. Soon, I was drinking 3 cups of coffee per day and began to experience anxiety, jitters and really poor sleep which led to a variety of other negative side effects.
It turns out caffeine blocks the adenosine receptors affecting your ability to get deep sleep. In addition, the jolt of adrenaline and manipulation of your mood cause the shakes, crash and dependency which is terrible for high performance in the office or at the gym.
I decided I no longer wanted to rely on hundreds of milligrams of caffeine to wake up the same way that I didn’t want to depend on a pill to fall asleep. I loved the morning ritual, but I felt like if I was going to drink something every morning, it should be more than just a vessel for caffeine. So, I set out to make something better.
Does it contain caffeine?
Yeah, mud has about 1/7 the caffeine as a cup of coffee. This comes from the black tea leaves found in the masala chai. Just enough to give you alertness without creating dependency.
Is there sugar in it?
Nope. No sugar or sneaky sweeteners added.
Where is it made?
Our company started in and is operated out of Venice, CA. The mushrooms are grown just down the road in Carlsbad, CA, and the rest of the ingredients are sourced from all over the world before being dropped off on your doorstep by a Peregrine falcon.
Where are your mushrooms from?
We source our mushrooms from M2 Ingredients in Carlsbad, CA. All of our ingredients are 100% organic.
Can you drink while pregnant?
We're not doctors and we don't pretend to be. Consult your physician before making any changes to your diet during pregnancy.
Is your product organic?
All of our products are 100% USDA Certified Organic.
Do you offer samples?
At the moment, we do not. Our product is expensive to create and we believe that you will not regret ordering it to try for yourself.
Do you have wholesale partners?
Yes, we work with select cafe and markets that we feel represent our brand and serve our customers well. If you are interested in our wholesale program please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will it make me trip?
Mud contains magic mushrooms, but not those kind :) Nothing in mud would cause a psychedelic trip, but if you are into that sort of thing, we suggest you look into the work being done by www.maps.org. We donate to them every month.
Are you Whole30 approved?
Yes, we are Whole30 Approved® and loved by the community. Whole30 HQ has made an exception to the 'no oats on the label' rule for MUD\WTR as we use organic oats as material to culture the mushroom blend. Because oats are not present in significant amounts in the final product, Whole30 determined MUD\WTR is still Whole30 Approved and compatible during the program.