5 Stars By Paul Manos on 2018-02-22
Even Better Than the Real Thing
I was a little suspect at first when hearing about the idea of "instant" tea and a powder packet, as I have rarely found any type of instant brewed drink that can equal what it replaces. However, I read an article on FastCompany about Pique and their process of extracting and concentrating the very essence of what gives tea its flavor. The company founder, Simon Chang, studied Chinese history at Harvard and spent years traveling in China, where tea is taken more seriously than it generally is in the US. I spent some time in China as well, which is where I developed an appreciation for great brewed tea.
Pique tea, rather than being just crushed tea leaves, is actual crystals created through a proprietary process of pressurized cold-brewing that preserves the tea's antioxidants and nutrients. The end product can be poured into hot water and instantly consumed, which also eliminates the difficulty of finding the perfect steep time with tea leaves.
And most importantly, the flavor is outstanding. I have brewed Jasmine tea leaves for years now, and Pique has matched, if not exceeded, the flavor from the traditionally-brewed tea leaves. Interestingly enough, Pique won 3 gold medals at the Global Tea Championship (something I didn't even know existed before reading about them).
I am also a big fan of startups and entrepreneurs taking on the establishment, and Pique is truly an inspirational story for someone trying to do just that.
5 Stars By KK on 2016-04-18
This stuff is GREAT!
I rarely write reviews for anything, but i felt compelled to let people know how great this product is... After years of drinking coffee and ruining my stomach, i started to drink tea about a decade ago. After hearing from a friend about Pique's tea crystals, i decided to give it a shot. First and foremost, the quality of the tea is top-notch. The flavor profile, depth and taste of the tea is excellent and as good if not better than any premium tea ive had anywhere. On top of that, the fact that the tea is so easy to prepare, makes this a no brainer. Not having to deal with strainers and used tea leaves, makes this great for anyone on the go.
5 Stars By Kindle Customer on 2016-11-26
This stuff is GREAT!
Mixes instantly and has a rich, clean flavor. The best "instant" tea I've ever had. I tried the sampler pack first and now I'm buying all of them individually. I love the jasmine and the earl grey best. Equally delicious cold or hot, they're really convenient for keeping in my desk at work.
4 Stars By JMazey on 1969-12-31
I didn't know you could buy tea like this until I found it on 2DayDeliver by accident
These are neat! I didn't know you could buy tea like this until I found it on 2DayDeliver by accident... I only give 4 stars instead of 5 because I felt a whole package, was too strong for my taste. I tried this in hot water and in cold water... Mixed well both ways, but I would suggest trying a half a packet in your glass first, and then trying it before you dump the whole thing in.
5 Stars By NaturallyBlessed on 2018-01-11
Perfect Cup of Tea
The Pique - Cold Brew Instant Tea Earl Grey is the most delicious cup of tea. With the tea crystals there’s no guessing how long the bag should steep while your water gets cold. Just pour the satchet into your cup, stir and you’re done.
5 Stars By L S on 2017-01-14
This tea is both convenient and delicious. I have tried several varieties and I have enjoyed them all. They taste like fresh-brewed and nothing like instant tea. I take these with me in my purse and I can easily turn a bottle of water or cup of hot water into a lovely tea. I have recently begun drinking Hint water and I like adding Pique tea to the different flavors of hint and I have a lot of variations with no sugar or calories. I also like that the package shows the level of caffeine. I drank some a little late one night and I should've heeded the "moderate caffeine" warning on the label. I was up most of the night! It also saved me in the hospital when they would only serve me decaf tea. With no tea bag to find, I was able to empty a packet into my decaf tea and transform it into something tasty and no caffeine withdrawal headache!
5 Stars By Wind on 2017-07-06
This is amazing. I got the variety pack to try them ...
This is amazing. I got the variety pack to try them all and was not disappointed.
I like to dilute 1 pack to 1 pitcher, and it have the perfect amount of freshness it makes drinking pleasurable. It is easier to mix with normal temperature water before adding ice / putting it into the fridge.
2. Earl Grey / English Breakfast Tea
3. Sancha Green Tea
5 Stars By flotsam on 2017-01-31
Tea addict, now addicted to THIS tea
Wow, this tea is perfect. I was very skeptical when I received this as a gift (not from the company, from a friend- this review is totally unbiased), but the proof is in the pudding or the tea, as it were. This produces a perfect cup of tea every time. No tea bag aftertaste, no error from over- or under-brewing. Just perfect tea every time. Be careful to follow directions and use the amount of water suggested. Don't just fill you cup up the whole way, really measure it the first few times until you have a sense for the right amount of water. Then enjoy a near transcendent tea experience.
Thank you for this product!!
5 Stars By Linda Lou C on 2018-03-28
I have been trying out several teas from this brand and the Passion Fruit is one of my favorites. I like green tea and the addition of the passion fruit makes a very pleasing combo. I mix two packets of the powder in about 1/4 cup of very warm water in a bottle with lid. Then I shake it up until it looks like all the powder is dissolved and I then add almost 16 oz cold water plus 2 ice cubes. I drink a lot of tea and this is a nice addition to my favorites.
5 Stars By jsf on 2017-08-11
Great for on the go hot tea, but don't try it cold.
Great for hot tea. Good flavor and easy to use. Easier to take with me than tea bags and much faster. I will be buying these again. My only disappointment is that it cannot be used cold. It will only dissolve in hot water and if you put it in tepid or cold water, it is all clumps. I am still searching for black tea singles that I can throw in a water bottle when I am on the run. You can't always find bottled unsweetened tea, but you can always find a water bottle. Everyone makes one either full of sugar, artificial sweetener, or green tea/matcha only. I don't want "diet". I don't want sugar. I just want good black tea in single serve packets without any sweetening.