Steeping Tea Bags Releases Microplastic Particles

A new study from McGill University in Canada found that silken tea bags — like the ones used for most premium teas — actually release plastics when they’re brewed.

“We were expecting to see maybe a few particles of plastic… but we were really shocked when we saw the tea bags were releasing billions of plastic particles into a cup of tea.”

— Natalie Tufenkji, Chemical Engineering Professor at McGill University

11.6 billion microplastic particles
plus 3.1 billion nanoplastic particles, to be exact.

That’s 1/60th of a gram of plastic in a single cup of tea!

Oh, and P.S., that is on top of the average 5 grams of plastic humans consume, on average, every week—that’s equivalent to the weight of a credit card!!

All from our food and water. And consuming all this plastic is not without consequence.

The same McGill researchers found that when water fleas consumed these plastic particles, they began to act erratically.

So what’s a health-conscious tea connoisseur to do?

Drink Tea For Health, Not For Toxins.

You drink tea, not only because it’s insanely delicious, but also because it’s insanely good for your health…

  • High in antioxidants
  • Promotes gut health and healthy aging
  • Meditation in a cup!
  • Zero calories
  • Caffeine promotes healthy metabolism
  • Supports immunity, digestion, heart health, and more!

The last thing you want is potentially harmful toxins contaminating your healthy brew, right?

So, what are your options?

You drink tea, not only because it’s insanely delicious, but also because it’s insanely good for your health…

  • High in antioxidants
  • Promotes gut health and healthy aging
  • Meditation in a cup!
  • Zero calories
  • Caffeine promotes healthy metabolism
  • Supports immunity, digestion, heart health, and more!

The last thing you want is potentially harmful toxins contaminating your healthy brew, right?

So, what are your options?

Introducing Pique Tea Crystals
Triple Toxin Screened for Purity

Sourced from the world’s most exclusive purveyors of 100% organic teas, medicinal herbs, and superfoods and then Triple Toxin Screened for heavy metals, toxic mold and pesticides to ensure unmatched purity and health benefits.

An innovative cold-brew crystallization process yields the first-ever Tea Crystals that dissolve in seconds in hot OR cold water.

No toxic tea bag needed.

Experience The Difference

Why Our Teas Are Unique

1. CONCENTRATED

Sourcing only the freshest, most premium, organic teas and herbs, our teas are made via a patented Cold Brew Crystallization process that gently extracts active compounds at maximum potential.


Our teas contain more concentrated antioxidants than leading teas (3rd party tested).

1. CONCENTRATED

Sourcing only the freshest, most premium, organic teas and herbs, our teas are made via a patented Cold Brew Crystallization process that gently extracts active compounds at maximum potential.


Our teas contain more concentrated antioxidants than leading teas (3rd party tested).

2. PURE

The only Triple Toxin Screened tea on the market.


If you’re going to be drinking something every day, make sure it's from a pure source!


Ingesting pesticides and heavy metals daily, even in small quantities, leads to their accumulation at dangerous levels that pose serious damage to your health. That's why we screen for heavy metals, pesticides and toxic mold.

3. EASY

Water-soluble in Hot or Cold water.


No tea bags, no brewing required - and no bitter over-steeped tea. You’ll save time and get the perfect cup Gold Medal winning tea every single time. A sure win whether you're a tea snob or kitchen dummy.

3. EASY

Water-soluble in Hot or Cold water.


No tea bags, no brewing required - and no bitter over-steeped tea. You’ll save time and get the perfect cup Gold Medal winning tea every single time. A sure win whether you're a tea snob or kitchen dummy.

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I love the taste, convenience and the purity. I've been concerned about tea bag contamination and concerned about the purity of the bags; no longer a concern with Pique!

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Ensuring the highest quality of our products is one of our most important values. We have extremely stringent quality control protocols and quality assurance testing. These are conducted both internally and by one of the most authoritative and internationally renowned third-party labs. We currently conduct all testing with SGS. 

All of our teas all sustainably sourced and USDA organic certified.

They are sourced from family farms from all over the world, from the US, China, Japan, Egypt, India, Sri Lanka, America, Italy and Germany. We source only the highest quality teas and herbal plants and then extract them close to harvest to ensure peak freshness and potency.

Free Shipping only applies domestically to US only and will automatically be applied to your order. All International Shipping will be at a separate additional charge based on your location.

Unfortunately, we are unable to swap out any of the flavors in the bundle as the cartons are pre-packaged already.

Each carton contains 14 on-the-go packets. Each sachet makes an 8oz serving.

Our Tea Crystals are cold and hot water soluble. Avoid using boiling water as it destroys catechins and delicate tea flavor. We recommend 170F for Green / White teas and 180F for Black / Oolong teas.

Meet Pique's Founder

Hi! I'm Simon. I’ve been steeped in the world of tea since I was born. A native of Hong Kong, I grew up drinking tea instead of soda. Tasting different teas after each meal with my parents and grandparents were a sacred family ritual (my grandad turns 103 this year!) After moving to the US in my teens, life got intense. Between getting into top schools and grinding in finance jobs, I abandoned the health rituals of my youth. In my 20’s, I developed one medical problem after another and had 3 hospitalizations involving surgery. The last one left me with an infection requiring 3 months of intravenous antibiotics to recover from! After that, I said never again and took back control of my health.

This was the beginning of a 10-year health quest that took me around the world to study with the most accomplished Eastern health masters and breathwork experts around the world - from the mountain ranges of Tibet to the heart of Indonesia and the Chinese diaspora in the Pacific Northwest! Majoring in Chinese history at Harvard, then studying literature and philosophy in Beijing, I accessed the knowledge in Eastern classics on health, meditation and Daoist philosophy thousands of years old.

I’ve now synthesized everything I learned into an integrated approach to health and performance combining herbal plants and breathwork. The culmination of which is Pique. Tea is the most natural and sustainable path to radiant health. I consume tea every day with minimal effort, maximum health benefits, and want to help everyone do the same.

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