Magic from the Mediterranean.

The sun-drenched coast of southern Italy yields an heirloom super-citrus. The rind of Calabrian Bergamot contains potent oils, revered for their mood-enhancing and digestion-supportive properties.

An energy powerhouse.

Superior English Black Tea provides a higher dose of caffeine than any other tea. Balanced with l-theanine to support sustained energy, without the jitters or the crash. The perfect jump-start to your morning.

Invigorating flavor.

Whole, ground bergamot rind brings a potent burst of citrus to the robustness of black Ceylon. Hearty, yet refreshing flavor that’s so extravagant, you’ll think it’s cheating. 

Customer Reviews

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M.G.
I'm trying to like it

I believe it's good for me and I am trying to like it. I've been able to keep it down 3 times but twice I've felt very nauseous while drinking and even wretched. I think I felt good when I was able to drink it.

Hi Martha, Thank you for your feedback, we're so sorry to hear of your nausea. Our teas are highly potent compared to brewed leaves, but everyone is different from the sensitivity of the effects. There is a much higher dose of antioxidants and catechins in fasting teas as compared to regular tea. This acts as an appetite suppressant, but if you are sensitive to its effects, it will manifest as nausea. We see this all the time in appetite suppressant medications, too, where nausea occurs in about 25% of people. So the problem is that they might be working too well! If you are having this problem with our teas, we suggest slowing down their digestion by increasing your water volume to 10-12 oz, using half or a third of a sachet per cup, or drinking them after a meal. If you don' t feel an improvement, we will gladly help you with an exchange or return please reach out to us directly at teamakers@piquetea.com so we may further assist you.
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Bitter and just did not compare to my other earl grey...

I am disappointed with the flavor, as I am an earl grey fan and get mine really close to the source. I tried this as something for the road. Not sure I'll be able to choke down another though. Looks like I'll be bringing my kettle and steeping the old fashioned way...

Hi Jaxx, Thank you for your feedback! We're sorry to hear you're not enjoying our Earl Grey Tea Crystals. We would love to offer you a few suggestions to potentially improve your experience. The temperature of water used can have a big impact, the Ideal hot water temperature for black teas is 180F not boiling. Water that is too hot may not only destroy polyphenols and other healthy compounds but also adversely impacts the taste of your tea. Additionally, the amount of water used has an effect of the flavor. We recommend 8oz for both the Earl Grey and Bergamot Black Fasting Tea, however, you can modify by increasing the amount of water to preference. I hope these suggestions are helpful, customer satisfaction is our main priority so if you have any questions or are still unsatisfied with our tea crystals and would like a full refund, please reach out to us directly at teamakers@piquetea.com.
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D.i.t.t.n.d.
Not all of the tea dissolved

After trying 2 of 3 packets, the tea in 2 packets had leftover grounds of tea. I tried both hot and cold and still had grounds at the bottom (not just powdery grounds - actual bits of hard tea leaves).

Hi there! Thanks so much for your feedback! I'm sorry our Bergamot Black Fasting Tea is not working out for you though! Some of our teas, like our Bergamot teas, are more robust in nature, and therefore more difficult to fully dissolve. This is due to the tea's natural robustness and a higher level of theaflavins, which are not able to ever fully dissolve in water, so the sediment is actually a good sign! We generally recommend using hot water (but not boiling!) and giving the tea a few stirs as you continue to sip your tea. :) Above all though we want our customers to be happy with their experience with Pique Tea, so I've gone ahead and refunded you for the Bergamot Tea. We hope you'll find some of our other teas more enjoyable if you are unable to find a variation that works for you to enjoy the Bergamot. Thanks again for your feedback so we could help remedy this for you!
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D.C.
I love this tea!

I read a lot of reviews with complaints on how bitter this tea is. It really isn't. I've been drinking unsweetened tea for some time, so I don't find this tea bitter. I love the convenience of it! I've only just gotten mine, so I've haven't been drinking it long enough to comment on satiety. However, I am planning a 3 day fast soon and I'll be using this tea to get me through it.

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K.C.
Bitter flavor

I love bergamot but this yea is so bitter I can’t drink it.

Hi Kim! Thanks so much for your feedback, I'm sorry to hear that our Bergamot Black Fasting Tea is not working out for you! It might help to know that we’ve intentionally formulated our Bergamot Fasting Teas to taste bitter with the use of whole-ground Bergamot Orange rind, the most bitter part of the fruit. Bitter foods are beneficial because they activate our bitter taste receptors located on our tongue and throughout our digestive system. When activated, these receptors have been shown to help manage cravings, increase satiety, aid digestion and support healthy blood sugar levels. We generally recommend using 8-12oz of water per sachet, but if you're having trouble with the bitter taste, I recommend using more water until your tastebuds adjust and then reducing as you like. A squeeze of lemon helps as well. :) We greatly value your input, so I've gone ahead and refunded you for the Bergamot Tea. We hope you'll find some of our other teas more enjoyable if you are unable to find a way for you to enjoy the Bergamot. Thanks again for your feedback Kim so we could help fix this for you!