Is "Physique" tea for real?
Physique Tea IS for real and I received some samples from them to try, I wrote an honest review of the Palladium Tea based just on the tea itself and nothing else, It was really good. I’m sure lots of folks will try their teas and like them a lot and will be happy to buy them Beacause they taste good some may buy them for other reasons but I think those people will like the teas too :)
If you want to try Physiques Teas you can contact them on facebook and ask for a sample Asti and Rosalie from Physique says “we are happy to send samples for an honest review, that is free of pre-tasting opinions”
So go talk to them and get you a sample to try :) I recommend the Palladium Blend if ya like chocolate.
Alright tea peeps – I did what Tommy did and requested samples.
I did a tea review for Jade blend on my blog http://oolongowl.wordpress.com/2013/01/17/jade-blend-oolong-by-physique-tea-tea-review/
pretty good flavor but the bag didn’t perform that well – I had a lot of sandy bits in the bottom of my cup that was gritty on my tongue.
Glad you got some sample too, I removed mine from the bags lol :)
Looks like they lowered their prices. Everything is now $13 – $20 for 30 bags (60 grams).
I found it for 9.99- 14.99 on their site.
Hmmm. By some weird coincidence this thread has resurfaced the same time people have started posting about Physique tea. I remain skeptical.
@cavocorax maybe it is just because more people are starting know more about it. Its a new company- obvious by all of the changes. When reading this thread I notice so much hate with you guys and this company. Its like a competition here- who can hate Physique the most. I thought this was a forum for positive and real critiques not childish banter. Many of you all should be so ashamed of yourselves for the things you have posted. You talk about tea like you are experts on your pages and reviews but how many of you have even tried this tea? Yet you feel confident that it blows? Not very good reviewing. If you have actually tried it then speak up! Your incompetence is exacerbated by the childish comments and school ground bullying. So what if their old website kinda sucked- they aren’t the first to re design a website. At least they are out there trying. That’s more than can be said about the majority of the crew in here.
Call me childish etc., but I don’t approve of companies that seed tea review websites with fake reviews and testimonials in an effort to drive customers in. It insults my intelligence. There are MANY fine tea vendors out there who can sell their tea by being professional and providing a product so good that it speaks for itself.
If Physique tea was really that amazing, people on Steepster would be buying it and talking about it. But I’ve seen them post fake reviews and comments (most of which, happily, have been reported and removed), and for that I like to warn people not to buy their teas.
Childish? Perhaps in your view. But there are better ways to promote your company. Cheap/free samples is a popular one. Lying/tricking your customers isn’t helpful, even if you’re getting smarter about how you do it.
This post certainly reads like marketing/PR spam: http://steepster.com/discuss/5550-help-me-meet-new-teas
and sarah, no one said that the tea blows, in fact those that have tried it have said its kind of ok, its just that the price is out of proportion and their unrealistic health claims and marketing tactics are really scummy.
I’ve tried their teas. They are okay but were overpriced (though pricing seems more fair now but still on the high end) and the bags performed poorly (not filter bits or explode open). Their Jade blend wasn’t bad, I’d consider purchasing it if it came loose leaf and cheaper. Health claims.. ehhhhh, who knows? People look for anything, desperately to lose weight.
But yeah, bad move was creating a bunch of fake accounts to give high ratings. I’ve also seen reviews around acting like they are the only tea company to do a chocolate tea or loose leaf, which is also kind of off. Well, I hope they learn from their mistakes, but also Steepster doesnt’ seem like the crowd they are targeting – they want women who want to jump on the tea fad + weight loss.
But yeah.. thinking to KaiMatcha, their website is very “health conscious / weightloss” but they gave out a few for free, and us who tried it were impressed with the matcha and that spread the word throughout steepster!
Why don’t you all write to the company if their practices are so insulting to you? Hiding in a forum certainly isn’t mature. How is the price out of proportion? Its totally within market range from what I have bought and seen at the stores. As for the health claims, if you read the site you will easily see how Chinese herbs (that have been used for centuries for their amazing health benefits) promote health and welbeing. Its obvious that what they are “claiming” isn’t a gimmick- there are hundreds of studies on the benefits of Chinese herbs and of tea- physique just puts the two together. Not “scummy”. Its new and different, which is why I like them. All the other tea companies just come out with new flavours. These guys are innovators. I never saw any fake testimonials (but you said they were removed) and out of curiosity- how do you know they were fake. You said people on steepter would be buying it if it was that good. They buy it and write about it- that is how it works… As for the free samples I know for sure they give those out because that is how I was introduced to them.
The guy who runs Steepster also gave Physique a talking to for TOS violation. (see page 3) I think that’s enough to notify them of their practices being off back then. It was a bunch of accounts, made at the same time, posting about the same teas over and over.
Teas + chinese herbs for weight loss has been around for a long time. I can go to my local asian supermarket and get a tin of slimming loose leaf for as low as $4. My all time favorite is Bojemni. New, I guess, is putting a female cool spin on the product. Nice packaging too. Love the box and bag I got the tea in.
But still, in the end. weight loss is calorie deficit. Don’t eat too much and work out often and build muscle. Tea isn’t a magic pill. It be nice though.
What Awkward Soul said. That and when they first came out they were really over priced.
not sure i approve of their marketing. they are certainly allowed to charge anything they want and call their tea whatever they like; but having at the top of each page of tea things like “Fat Control” “Matabolism Boost” “Body Toning” Ect… at random abstract levels makes it seem like they are at the very least practicing “gimmicky” marketing if not outright deceptive marketing, and @ 10-15$/oz they certainly arn’t going to hit bang/buck.