Leaf Type: Black Tea
Where to Buy: Pique Tea
Citrusy. Cherry-infused. Your day just got fancier.
Polyphenol Antioxidant Level: 245mg
- 14 sachets (servings) per carton
- Organic, premium tea leaves brewed and crystallized for a perfect cup of tea
- Simply open, pour in cup, and add water
- Free of artificial flavors, preservatives and sugar
Our delicious Earl Grey is made from the finest Organic and Fair Trade certified leaves from the world-renowned Idulgashinna Estate in the Uva region in eastern Sri Lanka. A really special area, at 3,300-6,500 feet in elevation, the Uva region receives tons of rain in winter very strong, dry winds in late summer. This garden produces a very smooth cup with light fruity hints and delicate pungency. The finish is long and clean, with a hint of fresh-cut pine and a nice accent of orange zest.
Learn more about this tea here.
Boy do I have a product for you – Earl Grey Organic Black Tea Crystals from Pique Tea – is something I will tell EVERYONE about today! Pique Tea takes LEAF to crystal! Pique Tea Crystals are the intersection of modern science and ancient tradition—a proprietary process that slow brews and extracts the fresh flavor and nutrients of whole leaf tea at optimal levels and locks it in a crystal form.
This in itself made me categorize this product in with the black tea rather than only putting them in with tea products. I have tried other products that are crystals for your tea which would be specifically a tea product but Earl Grey Organic Black Tea Crystals from Pique Tea are crystals that are ACTUALLY made from tea leaves. That is the most important and deciding factor here, I think.
Another thing I want to point out about Earl Grey Organic Black Tea Crystals from Pique Tea is that the crystals that you pour in your cup – heat up – and enjoy – are just that – crystals – or what may look to many – as powder. After closer examination you will see that the ‘dust’ varies in size and the more sizable crystals may (or may not) have a glimmer to them.
Now…let’s talk about the more sizable glimmery crystals – shall we? I’ve had other products that you pour into a cup and have had minimal tea in them but have been completely overpowered by sugar and other additives. I have had novelTEA products that have been a groovy concept but not that great in flavor. I have had MANY ‘convenient’ pour-in-and-go packaged tea or tea-like drink mixes that have collected grit in the bottom of my cup. But let me be clear when I say that Earl Grey Organic Black Tea Crystals from Pique Tea blows all of these other product away! Sure…the directions say stir but I have to tell you I didn’t even have to do that! As soon as my hot water splashed these fine crystals they dissolved! Nothing was found at the bottom of the cup! The liquid looked like PURE and clean black tea!
And I rejoiced when I tasted NO sugar in this cuppa! If you have been reading this blog for a while you may know that I do NOT add ANYTHING to my teas! I drink them straight up! No sugars or other additives – no milk or milk alternatives! I really think this little packet of wonder was made for me!
Another comparison I would like to point out here is the trendy and mainstream K-Cups that we’ve all seen on the shelves! I have a problem with these. I have tried just about every tea based K-cup out there HOPING that I can find one at least acceptable but I haven’t yet. (If you know of one – or are from a company that uses quality tea in K-cup form please leave a comment and/or contact us). Anyhow…enough about my Tea Based K-Cup rant – I was going somewhere with this! And that is that Earl Grey Organic Black Tea Crystals from Pique Tea shines brighter than ANY K-Cup or drop-and-heat product out there!
Now…on to the actual smell and taste! As for aroma – Earl Grey Organic Black Tea Crystals from Pique Tea – isn’t an in-your-face Earl Grey punch to the nose but I am ok with that. The taste, however, is pretty good! It DOES taste like Earl Grey! It’s not an overdone Earl Grey flavor but it’s not underdone either. The one thing that I seemed to have missed is the cherry infusion that the product description mentioned but I’m not worried about that. I would put this on the ‘just right’ flavor scale! I bet if I wanted it stronger I could probably just use a little less water. I have yet to experiment with this. This Earl Grey Organic Black Tea Crystals from Pique Tea is a real winner!
I was quite surprised with this product and will be mentioning it to MANY. I was able to sneak one of their other flavors and will be doing a review of that in the neat future, too, and let me tell you that was impressive as well! Pique Tea is a game changer! There…I said it!