Monday, August 15, 2016

Something To "Pique" Your Interest

Crystallized tea packets by Pique Tea
Many of us travel, which can often be challenging with food allergies. Most of us travel with food, which is also a hurdle in itself- finding good products, the ability to bring items with you that are compact and (most importantly) finding products that also taste good. Good food makes us all feel comforted no matter where we are. Maybe it's similar to having a little piece of our home with us while we travel.One of my comforts has always been tea. As a child I can remember having tea and cinnamon toast when I was feeling under the weather. I can also remember those terrible headaches I got before I figured out what triggered them and often, the warmth of tea was a life saver. Now, as an adult and a busy mom, I am always looking for items that are healthy, easy and save me a little bit of time, even if it's a few minutes. That's why I was intrigued when Pique Tea approached me for a product review.

Pique Tea is the Newest Trend in the Tea World
Picture all the comforts of your tea without a messy tea bag to worry about. Picture instant coffee meets the world of tea but in a healthier, organic and travel-worthy way. Picture having your home with you no matter where you are at any given moment. Is tea drinking just a ritual or is it something that many of us use for other reasons as well (you know that tea contains antioxidants, right?). Is there such a thing as making a bad cup of tea? Yes, believe it or not, you can ruin a cup of tea. These are all the things that ran through my mind as I tried this nifty product out for myself. The tea above is the Mint Sencha Organic Green Tea. This was a wonderfully fresh, "clean" tasting tea that was very mild and pleasant.

Rip, Stir, Sip
English Breakfast Organic Black Tea
I know it may sound corny but I am such a person of habit. I wake up, I get myself some tea and this is how I begin each and every day. When I have no tea, I am (admittedly) grouchy and you may not want to talk to me for a few hours. There have been countless times when I have been stuck in a hotel room and I would have given anything for a good cup of tea with a few crunchy treats on the side. I am by no means a tea connoisseur but I know what I like and what helps me get going for the day ahead. Admit it, this English Breakfast Tea looks perfectly inviting...come on, admit it! The individual packets that Pique Tea provides even makes it easy for your kids to bring it to you. Hmmm, this may be a future mommy guilt thing in the works for me! I can see it now Everybody needs something from mommy but when does mom get a special thank you? I could really use just a cup of tea....you get me, right? One of my other newest favorite tea flavors over the years has been Earl Grey so I was extremely excited to see that Pique Tea had sent me a sample of this too.  After many years of personal, hard to diagnose symptoms, I was told that there is a natural antispasmodic found in bergamot (one of the ingredients of Earl Grey tea). I do have to say, this was the best Earl Grey tea I have had- the taste isn't too strong and there is a subtle hint of a citrus taste. Very nice!
Earl Grey Organic Black Tea

Other Flavors
Jasmine Organic Green Tea
I also received a packet of Jasmine Organic Green Tea and, admittedly, I had to go onto the Pique Tea website to see what it was all about. I had never had Jasmine tea before. The official description is "Delicate. Fragrant. Like sipping summer flowers"... I hesitated for a moment as I, Nutrimom, can be picky about certain flavors and aromas since they seem to be one of my headache triggers. But I also knew I couldn't not try it out. I proceeded with baby steps- (sniff). Yes, it smells like flowers but it almost had a hint of honey in it too. Ok, it smells pretty but does it taste pretty? (sip). Still flowery but the taste was a very mellow floral taste- not overwhelming, not too sweet. The end result- I definitely liked it. I also learned that I may need to be a bit more adventurous in my food selections, thanks Pique Tea. I do recommend visiting their website to see their complete line of flavors and products.

Calling All Coffee Lovers!
THIS was the fun part (well, for me anyway). It doesn't matter what I say about Pique Tea if you are a coffee person and not a tea person. It happens. We all have choices and I get it. BUT what if I told you there is an easy way to enjoy your cup of coffee with added natural antioxidants and even a splash of something a little bit on the dessert side of things? I realized that there is a unique quality to Pique Tea (among others)- if you place their crystallized tea onto a wooden spoon and leave it for approximately 30 minutes, the tea hardens to the spoon. You may see this as a waste but I saw it as the perfect way to bring the qualities of the teas to all of my coffee people. Are you intrigued? Do you want to know now?! Click to watch and begin your new coffee experience courtesy of Pique Tea, Enjoy Life Foods, Winona Pure Oils and ME, naturally...well, honestly me since I figured it out ~

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Reasons To Try Pique Tea
I always say that products are wonderful but products that offer multiple benefits are even better. Check out the reasons I recommend that you try Pique Tea as well:

  • Organic All of Pique Tea is certified organic and are free from from artificial flavors and preservatives
  • More antioxidants Twice the amount of antioxidants of your typical tea bag (if you are not sure why you need antioxidants, read here)
  • Hot or cold Whether you prefer hot tea or iced tea, these packets can offer you both
  • Heavy metal testing Each batch is tested to ensure there are no heavy metals
  • Variety If you can't choose or like multiple flavors, you can purchase their Variety Pack
  • Gift it There is also an option to send a friend or love on a Pique Tea gift card
 I want to extend an extra thank you to Pique Tea for not only sending out samples but for being patient while waiting for me to post this product review (months, yikes!!) but I do like to show my best for the products that I enjoy. Be sure and visit Pique Tea at www.piquetea.com as well as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube.




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28 comments:

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    1. I can't wait to travel again to bring them with me :)

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  2. I love the added "spoon" boost. What a great idea. I need to drink more tea and Pique would surely make it easier to do so!

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    1. The spoon was an awesome accident but I'm so lucky to have found that option too!

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  3. This looks like a great product. Man, that would be so easy to travel with! I love the coffee idea!

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  4. I'm a total traveler who has stashes of food and products with me. This looks like a great one to add to the line up!

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  5. Wow, this sounds awesome! I love tea. I just got empty tea bags yesterday that you can put loose leave tea in!

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    1. No need- these aren't loose tea leaves, it's ready-to-go crystalized tea :)

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  6. After my morning coffee I drink tea all tea all day long. Yum!

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  7. This is so perfect to keep in your purse for a quick cuppa!

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  8. SUper interesting, I've never heard of this! I love my daily tea for sure!

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  9. I hate coffee, I'll have to give this a try!

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  10. Tea is my hot drink of choice. I will have to try this.

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    1. You can also stir it into cold water if you are an iced tea drinker too :)

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  11. I love companies that allow you to gift stuff...makes it so much more shareable! :)

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  12. I am SO the same way with tea! I've never been a coffee drinker but must have my tea every morning (midday and night, too!). I haven't seen this one, it sounds great!

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  13. I'm loving this product! How great? No tea bag!

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