Pique Tea - Organic Tea Sampler Variety Pack - 14 Sachet(s)
Pique Tea Organic Tea Sampler Variety Pack is handcrafted from organic whole leaves and is an exquisite tea that delivers the power of tea antioxidants. Their unique process extracts the fresh flavor and beneficial nutrients of whole leaf tea and locks them in a crystal form. This variety pack includes three (3) servings of Sencha, two (2) servings of Mint Sencha, three (3) servings of Jasmine, three (3) servings of English Breakfast and three (3) servings of Earl Grey teas. Simply open aned stir with hot water for the perfect cup anytime, anywhere.
Organic Tea Sampler Variety Pack Features:
- Organic, premium tea leaves brewed and crystallized for a perfect cup
- Includes Sencha, Mint Sencha, Jasmine, English Breakfast and Earl Grey teas
- Simply open, pour in cup, and add water
- Includes 14 sachets (servings) per carton
- Free of artificial flavors, preservatives and sugar
- 100% certified organic ingredients
- Variety Pack
Organic Green Tea Jasmine
Organic Green Tea Jasmine is made using spring-harvested green tea from a lush mountain valley in Zhejiang Province in China, and combined with fresh Jasmine flowers petals plucked at the peak of their freshness. According to their unique technique, this green tea is blended 5 separate times with batches of fresh Jasmine petals to create a perfect delicate aroma.
Organic Green Tea Mint Sencha
Organic Green Tea Mint Sencha is the perfect pairing of their exquisite Sencha tea with fresh organic Oregon spearmint. A perfect climate of abundant sunshine combined with lush rainfall produce this highly prized mint that is potent in both flavor and essential oils.
Organic Green Tea Sencha
Organic Green Tea Sencha is the quintessential Japanese green tea. Their sencha tea leaves are grown in a tea garden in a pristine mountain valley. Bright sunshine during the day combined with cool temperatures in the evening create the ideal environment for growing really great green tea. Unlike other teas, their tea trees are shaded for the last 10 days to stop the growth of leaves while roots continue to draw nutrients from the ground. That means that all those nutrients are packed into the leaves to create a tea richer in both flavor and antioxidants.
Organic Black Tea Earl Grey
Organic Black Tea Earl Grey is made from the finest Organic and Fair Trade certified leaves from the world-renowned Idulgashinna Estate in the Uva region in eastern Sri Lanka. A really special area, at 3,300-6,500 feet in elevation, the Uva region receives tons of rain in winter very strong, dry winds in late summer. This garden produces a very smooth cup with light fruity hints and delicate pungency. The finish is long and clean, with a hint of fresh-cut pine and a nice accent of orange zest.
Organic Black Tea English Breakfast
Organic Black Tea English Breakfast is a special blend of organic Ceylon tea from the world-renowned Idulgashinna Estate in the Uva region in eastern Sri Lanka, and a superior Assam from a boutique estate located in Northeast India near the Namdapha National Park, which is recognized as one of India's richest areas of biodiversity. These medium-black, slightly tippy leaves of the Assam brew to a medium amber cup with a earthy and well-bodied malty taste. Earthy and smooth, this tea is brewed to perfection then crystallized.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are tea crystals?
Pique Tea Crystals are whole leaf tea, brewed and crystallized. It’s the easiest way to enjoy perfect tea, every time.
How do you make tea crystals?
They source the top 5% of tea leaves in the world, brew them for hours, remove the leaves and crystallize the remaining brew through a proprietary process. Their proprietary process locks in all the fresh flavor and antioxidants of whole leaf tea in a pure crystal form.
How do you use tea crystals?
Simply add water, hot or cold, and enjoy. Pique Tea Crystals dissolve instantly.
Are their tea crystals safe to consume?
They are completely safe for consumption. They use premium organic whole tea leaves and no artificial preservatives, sweeteners or sugar. Their tea crystals are USDA Certified Organic by QAI.
Who is your organic certifying agency?
They are certified by QAI. They are an approved certifying agency by the USDA, which regulates the Organic standards for many food companies.
Where do you source your ingredients?
They source their tea directly from growers in different parts of the world including China, India and Sri Lanka. They work with their tea master, Roy Fong to handpick whole tea leaves from among the top 5% of tea leaves in the world in order to meet the highest quality standards.
Why do they pack it in a sachet?
Their sachet is a convenient and easy way to make an 8 ounce cup of tea. It also locks in the fresh flavor of tea.
How many sachets are in a carton?
There are 14 sachets per carton of tea crystals.
How do tea crystals compare to conventional tea or coffee?
Pique Tea Crystals create an exceptional cup of tea with taste that is better or equivalent to a premium cup of brewed loose leaf tea. Their Tea Crystals offer a convenient, hassle free solution compared to conventional tea bags and whole leaf tea. Compared to coffee, tea is naturally lower in caffeine and is known for its health benefits
How much caffeine do they have compared to coffee?
The average cup of coffee (8oz) has 105 mg. Depending on the type of tea, Pique Tea has less than half of a cup of coffee.
How do you determine antioxidant levels in your tea?
They follow industry standard to test and analyze their tea, both internally and by a 3rd party lab.
Health and Benefits
Unlocking the nutrients and benefits of whole tea leaves
Tea is rich in a class of antioxidants called catechins. As the body’s cleanup crew, catechins provide protection from harmful free radicals, which are the molecules responsible for aging, tissue damage, and even some inflammatory diseases. Catechins are known to increase metabolism, control blood sugar, and lower cholesterol.
Tea contains a wealth of antioxidants, amino acids, and other vitamins and nutrients. Depending on the quality and preparation of tea, only 10-20% of the nutrients are consumed, while 100% are consumed when drinking Pique.
Their proprietary process extracts the fresh flavor and nutrients of whole leaf tea at optimal levels and locks it in a crystal form.
They work directly with trusted tea farmers in India, China, and Sri Lanka to grow and handpick tea leaves at their peak of freshness.
They extract powerful antioxidants and nutrients by slow brewing whole tea leaves at low temperatures. Their process is comparable to steeping tea repeatedly 15 to 20 times, until the leaves yield nothing but clear water.
Their unique crystallization method locks in the flavor and antioxidants. With Pique, you benefit from 100% of the antioxidants in the highest quality whole leaf tea without the hassle of brewing, steeping, or waiting.
Their crystals are packaged into single-serving sachets for a perfect cup of tea anytime, anywhere. Enjoy it hot or cold.
Easier to absorb and more concentrated than matcha
The nutrients in Pique Tea crystals are even more bioavailable than matcha. This is because they are in an easily absorbable water soluble form, whereas a significant portion of the nutrients in matcha remain inside the ground leaves after you ingest them. When matcha is ground into a fine powder, there is also a substantial loss of nutrients resulting from heat and oxidation. This is akin to grinding dried herbs into a powder, storing it for months before using it, and also repeatedly exposing it to air.
Pique is an Antioxidant Powerhouse
Increased performance with sustained and focused energy
Tea contains a large number of important amino acids. L-theanine in particular is an amino acid that stimulates the production of alpha wave activity in the brain, resulting in a state of calm alertness. This duality of L-Theanine naturally promotes relaxation while heightening concentration. The amino acid is also known to reduce anxiety and enhance mood. In tea crystals, L-Theanine and caffeine work together to produce a sustained and focused energy, lasting up to six hours. It’s no wonder Buddhist monks drink tea to reach the highest states of mindfulness.
Prevent the weight gain from regular caffeine
When tea is digested, the caffeine molecules bind to more stable larger molecules, such as catechins. This binding slows the breakdown of caffeine in the bloodstream and therefore counteracts the usual negative side effects of caffeine. No jitter. No crash. And no cortisol production which leads to weight gain.
Increase metabolism and weight loss
Pique is full of catechins, which are a super class of antioxidants that help fight bacteria and infections. One specific catechin in Pique is especially known to boost metabolism. It’s called EGCG or epigallocatechin gallate. The amount of catechin in Pique is 6:1 compared to average tea. In addition, caffeine is known to have a synergistic effect with the catechins in Pique to further increase metabolism.
Natural detoxification of black tea
The natural color of black tea is the result of a class of antioxidants called theaflavins, which is known to be a natural detoxifier. When green tea oxidizes into black tea (like a leaf that falls from a tree), catechins are converted into theaflavins. Theaflavins cleanse the blood of lipids, regulates blood sugar and enhances digestion. Black tea has been used in the Southern China for thousands of years as a natural detoxifier after meals or sweets.
Pique is sugar-free and virtually calorie-free. It is also free of all artificial ingredients, preservatives, stabilizers and contaminants from teabags.
About Pique Tea
To make the world's healthiest and most mindful beverage, tea, as easy to consume as water. For 5,000 years, tea has been consumed in the East as an essential part of an highly effective health regimen and by monks to access higher states of mindfulness. The people at Pique believe that tea accelerates human evolution - by providing a more efficient way to hydrate, energize, focus and realize human potential. One cup at a time, they can make a meaningful change to themselves and those around them. Spread across a neighborhood, a community, a country - this change becomes exponential.
Their Founder, Simon Cheng
Simon suffered from serious health problems growing up and was repeatedly hospitalized for respiratory problems. He developed a deep motivation and intense focus to become truly healthy, from the inside. He traveled the world searching for masters of Qigong meditation, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Taichi to be healed by them and learn their art.
During Simon’s travels to the tea producing regions of Yunnan, he discovered a 1,300 year old tradition called Cha Gao - Lost to all but Himalayan villages and ancient records, cha Gao was used to extract the powerful medical properties of tea into a dissolvable tea paste.
So inspired by the incredible health benefits of Cha Gao, Simon spent years in collaboration with leading tea farmers and tea masters to integrate ancient tradition with modern science and create Pique Tea Crystals.