This Is the Coolest Tea Innovation We’ve Seen in a Long Time

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If you’re a tea drinker like myself, you’re used to the traditional methods like steeping a bag or sachet in hot water or using loose-leaf tea in an infuser or tea ball. But recently, I discovered a new tea innovation that’s super cool—not to mention, convenient. So, like many things in life, out with the old and in with the new. Enter: Pique Tea.   

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The breakthrough here is that this tea is actually tiny crystals made from premium, slow-brewed, whole tea leaves. Pique Tea’s proprietary slow brew process extracts the flavor and natural antioxidants from the highest-quality loose leaf–grade tea sourced directly from farms and then “locks” it into crystal form. 

According to Pique, because of its unique process, the nutrients and antioxidants, which help protect the body from harmful free radicals that promote aging, are more potent than some other types of tea. The brand claims that depending on the quality and preparation of the tea, only 10–20 percent of nutrients are consumed with other types, while 100 percent are consumed when drinking Pique.

Just pour the contents of the pouch into hot or cold water, give it a quick stir, and voila! It dissolves instantly. There are five organic flavors of black and green teas—Earl Grey, English Breakfast, Jasmine, Sencha, and Mint Sencha (you can also get a variety pack)—and each one is free of sugar, preservatives and artificial flavors.

“Loose leaf tea was a fundamental part of my daily life while growing up in Hong Kong, and our mission at Pique Tea is to make the world’s healthiest form of hydration easier to prepare and enjoy,” said Simon Cheng, founder and CEO of Pique Tea, in a press release. 

 It’s the perfect way to enjoy good tea on the go, or anytime really. Not to mention, it’s also a neat holiday gift for your tea-loving friend.

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