DIY Mushroom Coffee Recipe & Mushroom Tea Benefits

May 28, 2024
DIY Mushroom Coffee Recipe & Mushroom Tea Benefits

Mushroom coffee is all the rage right now, and for a good reason. There are so many benefits of mushrooms of many different kinds (I'm not talking about the ones that do strange things to your brain). If you’re looking to switch things up, you’re not alone. Years of prolonged caffeine use from drinking coffee can cause jitteriness and anxiety, not to mention it makes falling asleep at night even harder than it already is. 


Mushroom teas are great caffeine-free alternatives to coffee. We have been serving up our organic mushroom coffee alternatives for several years now, and they all have rave reviews. It is time for a deep dive into all things mushroom coffee and mushroom tea and why you should be drinking mushrooms! I use to be a coffee drinker until I came across this thick bodied tea that I think you are going to love. We will also be blending a mushroom tea recipe here and giving you a mushroom coffee option as well.


There are tons of mushroom tea benefits to discover! More and more people are choosing an organic mushroom coffee replacement over caffeine, opting for blends of reishi, chaga, and lion's mane mushrooms instead. From stress reduction to immune support, these natural wonders are pretty incredible. Learn how to make mushroom coffee and say goodbye to caffeine crashes and hello to a healthier, more energized you.




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The Downsides of Caffeine & Coffee

Mushroom coffee is basically just adding ground mushrooms to your standard coffee. Many of these mushroom coffee blends come premixed. Some come with additional items in them like astragulus or turmeric or chai tea such as MUD/WTR. Another popular brand is Four Sigmatic as well as Ryze. While many people enjoy these, we encourage you to make your own using the recipe below so that you can customize your blend just the way that you want it. Coffee or not coffee!


Before diving into the specific mushroom tea benefits, it’s important to understand the not-so-great stuff associated with caffeine and coffee. While a morning cup may give you a temporary burst of energy, it comes at a cost.


Caffeine can overstimulate the adrenal glands, which leads to heightened stress responses — hello, cortisol spike! — like anxiety, restlessness, or even irritability. It can also cause you to toss and turn at night. We’ve all been there… you can’t get comfortable, can’t stop thinking about that to-do list, and just can’t turn your brain off. We’ve all got a lot on our minds, but caffeine certainly does not help. And let’s not forget about stomach aches, mood swings, and that dreaded caffeine addiction.


You may find yourself reaching for that cup of coffee for more energy, but caffeine actually depletes your energy in the long run. It’s like borrowing energy from tomorrow, and believe us, it isn’t a good idea. Instead of relying on caffeine to get you going, why not try an organic mushroom coffee replacement that’s gentle on your body and mind?





Benefits of Mushrooms

You may have never thought about brewing mushrooms into a DIY mushroom coffee or tea — mushrooms get a bad rap because some people think all mushrooms are psychedelic. It couldn’t be further from the truth! Let’s take a closer look at the mushrooms in our herbal Not Coffee line.


Reishi Mushrooms

You can think of reishi mushrooms as nature’s anxiety relief. They help reduce stress, improve sleep, and can even support your immune system. Reishi is like your secret weapon for staying calm and collected, even on your busiest days. These mushrooms are also anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and anti-viral. Can your coffee do all of that?!


Chaga Mushrooms

Chaga mushrooms have also been shown to support immune health. They’re packed with antioxidants that help strengthen your body’s defenses against nasty bugs and viruses. Plus, chaga has been shown to support healthy skin and promote overall well-being.  Something else to note about coffee is that it tends to dehydrate you. Replace it with chaga, and your skin will thank you!


Lion’s Mane Mushrooms

If you’re looking to boost brain production, Lion’s mane can be super helpful. These mushrooms could help you focus better and enhance your memory and overall cognitive function. Including them in your organic mushroom coffee will make tackling tasks a lot easier — perfect for busy mamas juggling a million things or grandmothers wanting to stay sharp and alert!




Benefits of Mushrooms in Coffee Replacements

Now that you know all about the amazing benefits of mushrooms, you may be wondering how to incorporate them into your daily routine. Mushrooms can easily be used as a coffee replacement. When you make the switch, you’ll feel a whole lot better knowing that you're nourishing your body instead of overstimulating it with every sip.


We have tons of options to choose from in our Not Coffee line. Mushroom Not Coffee is our latest creation and is perfect for ditching caffeine for good. Mountain Hazel Not Coffee is made out of a blend of dandelion and chicory root — two caffeine-free alternatives that are perfect for former coffee drinkers. And, if you love mochas, you’ll want to try Chocolate Conniption Not Coffee, also made with dandelion and chicory. More of a hot cocoa person? Try our Hush’room Cocoa Mix instead!


Both dandelion and chicory root boast a rich flavor that’s very similar to coffee. Plus, they offer up so many health benefits — dandelion has detoxifying properties, while chicory is packed with inulin, a prebiotic fiber that supports digestive health. No tummy aches here.


And, if you’re wondering the all-important question but, what does mushroom coffee taste like? you’ll be pleasantly surprised to know that it tastes a whole lot like coffee! It has a rich, bold, and complex flavor profile that changes slightly from blend to blend. For example, our Mountain Hazel Not Coffee is a lot like hazelnut coffee, while our Plain Jane Not Coffee is similar to a bold roast. There’s a flavor for everyone. As a note, we have trial sizes available to try before committing to a full pack.


Best of all? Dandelion and chicory are totally, 100% caffeine-free and have lower acidity levels compared to coffee!



DIY Mushroom Coffee Recipe

It's time to make your mushroom coffee, and we will do it in two ways! First, I'm going to share with you our own Mushroom NOT Coffee Blend - my 'secret recipe' that can be added to coffee or used all on its own. I think you are going to love this! It is a little reminiscent of southern Coffee with the added dandelion and chicory. I often recommend that people who want to get off their caffeine start with this drink, slowly cut back on the coffee, and increase the Mushroom Not Coffee. This way, you don't have any caffeine crashes!









More Reasons to Make the Switch

Still not convinced to make the switch from caffeine-loaded coffee to mushroom-infused alternatives like our Not Coffee line? Aside from avoiding the dreaded caffeine crash, you’ll also be giving your body a boost of nutrients and antioxidants. 


Mushrooms are also packed with vitamins, minerals, and other compounds that can support your overall health and well-being. Reduced stress, immune support, and better cognitive functions are just a few more mushroom tea benefits.


Less stress, a better night’s sleep, and increased focus… what’s not to love? 





Mushroom Tea Benefits Frequently Asked Questions

What is a healthy coffee alternative?

Dandelion and chicory root are excellent healthy coffee alternatives that provide a robust and bold taste, are caffeine-free, and support digestive health. Our herbal Not Coffee line offers a range of delicious blends to choose from, and our Hush’room Cocoa is another wonderful (and comforting) option. These organic mushroom coffee alternatives taste good and make you feel good!

Is mushroom coffee safe for the liver?

Yes, mushroom coffee is generally safe for the liver — and can even provide some benefits! Certain mushrooms, like reishi and chaga in particular, have been shown to support liver health. That said, if you have any pre-existing liver conditions or concerns, it’s always best to consult your doctor first.

How many times can I drink mushroom coffee?

You can typically enjoy mushroom coffee daily as a part of a balanced diet. It’s caffeine-free and rich in antioxidants and other healthy compounds found in mushrooms like reishi, chaga, and lion’s mane, meaning most people can consume it regularly without any problems. However, your individual tolerance may vary, so always listen to your body and adjust your usage as needed!

What does mushroom coffee taste like?

Mushroom coffee usually has a rich and earthy flavor profile, much like instant coffee! It’s one of the reasons why it’s such a popular caffeine-free alternative. Enjoy it black or upgrade it with your favorite add-ons like creamer, honey, or sugar. As a note, not all mushroom coffee tastes the same — the flavor varies slightly depending on the mushrooms used.




Final Thoughts on Mushroom Tea Benefits

We covered why ditching caffeine for mushrooms can be a game-changer for your health and well-being. From reducing stress to boosting immunity and supporting brain health, mushrooms offer a variety of benefits that caffeine just can’t compete with. Along with exactly how to do that with the DIY Mushroom Tea and Mushroom Coffee recipe above. If you haven't already, make sure to grab your FREE Coffee Drinker's Guide to Loose Leaf Tea, which is packed full of lots of yummy recipes that will help you decrease your caffeine intake without sacrificing flavor.


I'd love to know if you plan on adding mushrooms to your coffee or if you are working on cutting your coffee /caffeine consumption back. Leave me a note in the comment and let me know what your biggest struggle has been with mushrooms or caffeine! 


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