MUD\WTR and Ka’Chava: Which Is For Me?

MUD\WTR and Ka’Chava are filled with adaptogens and antioxidants, but when it comes to MUD\WTR and Ka’Chava, which is right for you?

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I’m a big fan of the coffee ritual in the morning, but not coffee. I want energy from coffee but don’t love its taste, the jitters, or nausea. On the other hand, it’s not a good start to the day when you have to hold your nose before choking down a high-quality meal replacement, protein powder, or mushroom coffee.

I’ve been curious about adaptogens and superfood-type drinks for mood, energy management, and health benefits. So, this MUD/WTR vs. Ka’Chava guide will help you determine which drink is for you. 

What Are MUD\WTR And Ka’Chava?

MUD\WTR is a coffee alternative made primarily from adaptogenic mushrooms. This mushroom coffee also has one-seventh of the caffeine of regular coffee. 

Ka’Chava is a superfood meal replacement shake with an extensive list of organic ingredients.

What Do MUD\WTR And Ka’Chava Have In Common?

Both beverages stabilize your mood, increase energy levels, encourage weight loss, and regulate blood pressure. They can both support keto or low carb diets and vegan diets.

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Both Mud\WTR and Ka’Chava have potential health benefits

You might also be interested in our Ganoderma coffee guide.

MUD\WTR and Ka’Chava: The Differences 

MUD\WTR Ka’Chava
Served hot or cold by itself or in smoothies, lattes, and juice drinks. It can be a recipe ingredient for dishes like deviled eggs, banana cake, and buffalo cauliflower wings.  Served cold by itself or in smoothies. It can also be used as an ingredient in healthy desserts. 
Sources of antioxidants can help regulate blood sugar and are mood and energy enhancers.  Ingredients have wellness benefits. 
Two varieties: Masala Chai & Rooibos Chai.  Five varieties: vanilla, chocolate, coconut acai, chai, and matcha. 
Minimum needed for preparation: powder, hot water.  Minimum needed for preparation: powder, cold water, shaker.
Taste and consistency of chai tea. Taste and consistency of a lightly sweetened shake.
Can purchase coconut palm sugar and powdered coconut milk + MCT creamer separately. No additional items are sold to supplement the shake mix.
Contains a little caffeine. Caffeine-free.
Meant to be a coffee alternative. It can be used as a meal replacement shake.

What’s Better About MUD\WTR?

MUD\WTR is a great coffee alternative for those who are ready to kick the coffee habit or at least take a rest from it. It’s easy to prepare, dissolves nicely in hot water, and can accompany a healthy meal.


You might also be interested in our MUD\WTR review.

What’s Better About Ka’Chava?

Ka’Chava is better for people looking for a great-tasting vegan meal replacement that can help promote weight loss. It is more flavorful than the MUD\WTR, but that is to be expected. Each serving has 240 calories, high fiber, and a nice amount of energy-boosting adaptogens.


Who Should Buy MUD/WTR (And Why)?

You should buy MUD\WTR if you want to cut back on caffeine. Keep in mind it does not taste like coffee; you’ll have to look elsewhere if you want the taste of coffee without the side effects.

While you won’t mistake it for authentic chai tea, MUD\WTR has a pleasing echo of the traditional drink. The Rise powder (MUD/WTR’s morning blend) is more enjoyable to me than any other supermarket chai tea I’ve had.

It’s gluten-free, and I can see giving up my other mood and energy supplements in favor of this. 

Who Should Buy Ka’Chava (And Why)?

This is an excellent fit for those looking for a sweet, healthy treat every morning. I got the chai flavor for an actual head-to-head taste test and was pleased. It tasted like a lightly sweetened chai smoothie.

On the first day, I used oat milk and the following day almond milk, and both worked great. It did assist in appetite suppression. I was satisfied until lunch, and then I only ate because I didn’t want to be hungry too late in the afternoon. I used a blender, although it is reported to blend just as well with a shaker.


  • Aisling O'Connor

    Aisling is an Irish food and drinks writer and journalist fueled by coffee and herbal tea. She followed up her journalism degree with nutrition studies. Find Aisling on LinkedIn.