To bring medicinal mushrooms, with their amazing health benefits such as longevity, energy and immunity, to you, our customer.
Like Ötzi who understood the use of medicinal mushrooms we want to bring these ancient natural remedies back into the mainstream in the purest form possible.
Founded in 2017 by food industry entrepreneur Tricia McNeilly Ötzibrew is an innovative health food company on a mission to revolutionise the hot drinks market.
Following a life-long interest and passion for food and nutrition and looking for a new entrepreneurial challenge Ötzibrew founder Tricia McNeilly set off on a mission to find a healthy alternative to coffee.
Having already successfully launched and brought to market the natural coconut milk/water drink CocoMojo, Tricia also founded Root 66: Highway To Health, a company focused on incorporating the health benefits of turmeric into a range of products.
It was Tricia’s own battle with caffeine induced headaches that led her to investigating healthy alternatives to coffee.
She was looking for something that would remove the addictive properties of caffeine, eradicate the headaches and deliver an energy boost without the jitters.
Starting with their flagship product 100% Pure Chaga, Tricia and the team at Ötzibrew are offering consumers a healthy alternative to caffeine laden tea and coffee. This first product, Ötzibrew Chaga, brought to market by the Belfast based company is sourced from the wild, uncontaminated forests of Siberia and is processed using water extraction then freeze dried in order to retain and maximise its natural nutrients and minerals.
The finely ground pure chaga granules are then packaged in premium biophotonic violet glass jars which protects the product from UV lighting and reduces deterioration in the nutritional qualities of the product.
Ötzi the Iceman
Ötzi the Iceman is the popular name given to the well-preserved mummy of a man who lived over 5300 years ago during the Copper Age and was found perfectly preserved in the Ötztal Alps between Austria and Italy by two hikers in 1991. In his pouch, researchers found medicinal mushrooms.
Our Chaga Process
Tribes have been using medicinal mushrooms in the form of brews, teas and soups for thousands of years. Otzibrew gets its name from Ötzi the Iceman who was over 5000 years old when he was found with medicinal mushrooms in his belt pouch. Read on to see how we get your Chaga to you from the wild Birch forests of Siberia.
We source our Chaga from the East Siberian Taiga forest in the heart of Siberia. The weather is quite extreme here and can plummet to -62ºC (-80ºF) in some places.
Containing high amounts of chromogenic complex, melanins and polysaccharides make the Chaga that grows in these forests one of the richest in minerals that nature has to offer. This is in sharp contrast with artificially grown Chaga which contains a fraction of the true benefits.
2. Water Extraction
We use water extraction as we know this method preserves the optimal amount of health properties contained within Chaga. Our method maintains the complex of chromogens and high melanin, vitamin and mineral content, protecting Otzibrew’s potent properties fully. This is in sharp contrast with artificially grown or spray-dried Chaga, which contains a fraction of the true benefits.
3. Freeze Drying
We use only the best method of extracting our Chaga to ensure that none of the properties are lost. It is possible to use spray drying or infrared drying, but we use the more complicated and labour intensive method of freeze-drying, which is also known as sublimation. This method safeguards the maximum concentration of biologically active substances, guaranteeing the best possible quality for you.