About a year ago, I came across Pique Tea when I was looking for something to drink in the afternoons or weekends, aside from my morning cup of coffee.
Since teas can be more contaminated due to how they’re grown and dried to keep it on shelves for a while – I decided to try and find a tea that reduced the number of things I’d rather avoid (like pesticides or potential contaminants) … and that’s how I came across Pique Tea.
I was most impressed with two things about Pique Tea – their purity and their extraction methods.
Below is more info about their triple toxin testing and Patented Cold Extraction Technology – which in my opinion are what set it apart from other teas.
Triple toxin testing:
According to Pique’s website, “[they] ensure a higher level of purity than any other tea on the market by triple screening for dangerous and common toxins: 1) pesticides, 2) heavy metals and 3) toxic mold.”
Here’s how they do their triple toxin testing:
- The First screen is conducted on raw materials using a third party lab.
- The Second screen is conducted internally after raw materials have been procured.
- The Third screen is conducted after Tea Crystals have been extracted using a third party lab.
(If you’d like to learn more about their testing, you can read about it here.)
This testing is a *huge* part of the reason why I feel totally comfortable drinking this tea and equally comfortable sharing it with friends and family.
Patented Cold Extraction Technology:
I have to say, having tea that comes in the form of little crystals is so cool! Every time I open a pack it’s a fun little surprise. 😉
Here’s how they make their teas, per their website: “[they] source only the finest organic loose leaf grade tea leaves and then [they] Cold Brew Crystallize them for up to 8 hours to extract all the beneficial compounds. Cold Brew Crystallization preserves up to 12x the nutrient content compared to other teas.”
I’m guessing this explains why I taste such a difference between Pique teas and others – it just tastes much more concentrated to me.
I really like the hibiscus beauty elixir for afternoons/evenings since it’s caffeine-free. (It’s also a stunning deep pink color that’s beautiful to look at!) I also really like their mint green tea when I want a light pick-me-up since it has a low amount of caffeine. Just recently, I also ordered the Ginger Digestion Elixir to help on days when my stomach isn’t at its best, and I’m also excited to try a few more iced teas now that it’s getting warmer out.
If you’re interested in trying one of their teas, this page has a chart of all their teas and their unique benefits and caffeine levels – so it’s a great place to start. I found it helpful when I was trying to narrow down which tea I wanted to start with b/c they have lots of options.
I also think Pique Tea makes a great gift for any tea-lovers in your life. I got my mom the jasmine green tea and she really liked it.
I’ve been really happy with all the teas I’ve tried from Pique Tea so far and have become a big fan. I definitely plan to keep re-stocking and trying more of their teas.
Pique Tea also has a 100% satisfaction promise, so you can return anything if you aren’t completely satisfied. I don’t know of many (if any) other tea companies that do that. 😉
If you’d like to try Pique Tea, you can get 5% off using code CONFETTI at checkout, using this link: http://confettiandsunshine.com/PIQUE
If you try it out, I hope you love it!