If you’ve been a follower of mine, then you know I’m a fiend when it comes to tea, especially Earl Grey and Jasmine. In fact, I often peruse the tea aisle looking for new teas to try. It’s sort of a quest to find the best versions of my favorite tea flavors.
Recently, I’ve had the opportunity to try a totally new brand called Pique Tea that has totally reinvented your daily cuppa in the best way possible – tea crystals!
Pique Tea – The Healthiest Tea Available?
The birth of Pique Tea was inspired by its founder, Simon Cheng, who is himself an avid tea drinker. Growing up, he was surrounded by the ritual of enjoying tea after each meal for its medicinal benefits, but once he moved to the US in his teens, quickly lost the habit. After the hustle and bustle of this new intense lifestyle, his health began to decline.
It was a result of this that led him to travel the world and learning all he could about traditional healing – and ultimately the development of Pique Tea.
So, what makes Pique Tea so special?
As I mentioned before, it’s crystalized.
The process begins with premium sourced teas that are then brewed at low temperatures for 8 hours, a process that gently yet thoroughly extracts all of the antioxidants and phytonutrients from the tea leaves.
These nutrients stay completely intact throughout the entire process. Once the tea has brewed, these nutrients are then separated from the water in order to create the tea crystals.
This unique way of producing tea exhibits some pretty astounding levels of polyphenols and antioxidants – up to 12x more than other teas on the market.
I don’t know about you, but that sounds pretty amazing! As someone who drinks multiple cups of tea daily, not only for the energy it provides but for the health benefits, this is music to my ears!
Antioxidants are essential for keeping the body “youthful” and functioning properly. They help deflect the damage of free radicals which are known to damage cells and contribute to illness and disease. So, the more antioxidants you can get into your body on a daily basis, the better.
Pique also has the upper hand in regards to cleanliness as many of the teas available at the store are subject to pesticide contamination. Pique Tea has none of those contaminants including no heavy metals or toxic molds.
My Experience Drinking Pique Tea
When I first received my order, I was surprised to find how compact the packaging is. The box itself is nice a small and holds 14 tiny sachets of tea. I’m an absolute hoarder when it comes to tea, so it was nice to be able to fit six different flavors of tea in the space of three boxes of other brands.
The sachets are also super convenient to carry with you. In fact, I will be bringing a bunch of them with me on my Mt. Whitney trip next month since they weight practically nothing and take up hardly any space!
The tea crystals themselves are tiny and almost powder-like and dissolve completely in hot or cold water, even without stirring. This again is really convenient on the go as I can easily add a sachet to my water bottle and even my water at restaurants.
This has helped me up my hydration levels since I don’t enjoy drinking plain water.
How do the teas taste?
The taste test really came down to the Earl Grey and the Jasmine Green Tea – two really bold flavor profiles that many tea companies fall short on.
Well, I’m happy to report that both flavors are full-bodied and delicious. As soon as I added water, the fragrance of the tea quickly filled the room. Even my husband commented on how good these teas smell.
The flavor of the tea is completely undiminished as well and I was pleased to find that the flavor and fragrance of the jasmine really shone through. It’s now one of my favorite green teas to have both hot and cold.
The Earl Grey was pleasantly citrusy with good astringency and a smooth finish throughout. I was very pleased with the flavor profile both hot and cold and now reach for this tea first thing in the morning because it’s so fast to make (I use a Japanese kettle for a constant supply of boiled water) and tastes delicious. I highly recommend trying a London Fog with this, so good!
It was also interesting to note that out of the six teas I tried, the Jasmine was the highest in caffeine even compared to the Earl Grey and the English Breakfast Tea. This is great because I often have trouble keeping my teeth stain free due to all the black tea I drink, so it’s nice to know that I have a heavy contender I can turn to that’s less likely to affect my pearly whites.
The range of flavors Pique Tea offers is diverse as well ranging from green teas like Sencha, mint green, jasmine, and passion fruit green tea, black teas like peach ginger, earl grey, and English breakfast, to herbal teas like hibiscus beauty elixir, it’s hard to choose what to try next because they’re so good and good for you!
They also just came out with an incredible ceremonial grade matcha tea and an amazing sacred lily oolong that has the perfect roasted flavor. Not only that, they also have a chaga energy elixir and a reishi calming elixir that are made with the potent properties of medicinal mushrooms for immune, energy, and stress support.
If you’re interested in picking up some tea, you can follow this link to read more about Pique Tea. You’ll get hooked! But it’s totally worth it.
As always, I would never recommend a product I didn’t love and enjoy and whose philosophy didn’t align with my own and pleasantly, Pique Tea ticks all the boxes!
Have you tried Pique Tea before? How did you like it? Please share in the comments below!
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