Our Cold Crystallization process extracts the fresh flavor and nutrients of whole leaf tea at optimal levels and locks it in a crystal form.
We work directly with trusted tea farmers in India, China, and Sri Lanka to grow and handpick tea leaves at their peak of freshness.
We extract powerful antioxidants and nutrients by slow brewing whole tea leaves at low temperatures. Our process is comparable to steeping tea repeatedly 15 to 20 times, until the leaves yield nothing but clear water.
Our unique crystallization method locks in the flavor and antioxidants. With Pique, you benefit from 100% of the antioxidants in the highest quality whole leaf tea without the hassle of brewing, steeping, or waiting.
Our crystals are packaged into single-serving sachets for a perfect cup of tea anytime, anywhere. Enjoy it hot or cold.
Unlocking the nutrients and benefits of whole tea leaves
Tea is rich in a class of antioxidants called catechins. As the body’s cleanup crew, catechins provide protection from harmful free radicals, which are the molecules responsible for aging, tissue damage, and even some inflammatory diseases. Catechins are known to increase metabolism, control blood sugar, and lower cholesterol.
Tea contains a wealth of antioxidants, amino acids, and other vitamins and nutrients. Depending on the quality and preparation of tea, only 10-20% of the nutrients are consumed, while 100% are consumed when drinking Pique.
Easier to absorb and more concentrated than matcha
The nutrients in Pique Tea crystals are even more bioavailable than matcha. This is because they are in an easily absorbable water soluble form, whereas a significant portion of the nutrients in matcha remain inside the ground leaves after you ingest them. When matcha is ground into a fine powder, there is also a substantial loss of nutrients resulting from heat and oxidation. This is akin to grinding dried herbs into a powder, storing it for months before using it, and also repeatedly exposing it to air.
Pique is an antioxidant powerhouse
Increase performance with sustained and focused energy
Tea contains a large number of important amino acids. L-theanine in particular is an amino acid that stimulates the production of alpha wave activity in the brain, resulting in a state of calm alertness. This duality of L-Theanine naturally promotes relaxation while heightening concentration. The amino acid is also known to reduce anxiety and enhance mood. In tea crystals, L-Theanine and caffeine work together to produce a sustained and focused energy, lasting up to six hours. It’s no wonder Buddhist monks drink tea to reach the highest states of mindfulness.
Prevent the weight gain from regular caffeine
When tea is digested, the caffeine molecules bind to more stable larger molecules, such as catechins. This binding slows the breakdown of caffeine in the bloodstream and therefore counteracts the usual negative side effects of caffeine. No jitter. No crash. And no cortisol production which leads to weight gain.
Increase metabolism and weight loss
Pique is full of catechins, which are a super class of antioxidants that help fight bacteria and infections. One specific catechin in Pique is especially known to boost metabolism. It’s called EGCG or epigallocatechin gallate. The amount of catechin in Pique is 6:1 compared to average tea. In addition, caffeine is known to have a synergistic effect with the catechins in Pique to further increase metabolism.
Natural detoxification of black tea
The natural color of black tea is the result of a class of antioxidants called theaflavins, which is known to be a natural detoxifier. When green tea oxidizes into black tea (like a leaf that falls from a tree), catechins are converted into theaflavins. Theaflavins cleanse the blood of lipids, regulates blood sugar and enhances digestion. Black tea has been used in the Southern China for thousands of years as a natural detoxifier after meals or sweets.
Pique is sugar-free and virtually calorie-free. It is also free of all artificial ingredients, preservatives, stabilizers and contaminants from teabags.