drank English Breakfast by Pique Tea
2314 tasting notes

One of my first (4-year-old?) kitchen responsibilities was to make the Nestea. Mom would tell me how many spoonfuls to put in the pitcher, and then I got to stir it! (My cooking skills haven’t improved much since then.)

Pique’s crystals allow you to experience the sophisticated version of the same process, and it works admirably for convenience, ease of prep, and dissolving nicely without getting gritty. The little sleeve K S sent my way recommended 8 ounces of water, so I stuck with that (roughly), even though I drink out of significantly larger mugs and tumblers most of the time.

At that powder-to-water ratio, the English Breakfast is very strong. Builders’ tea strength. I was surprised! Good stuff, just proceed knowledgeably if you prefer a less stout wakey-uppy.

K S

I’m a weenie. I used a 10 oz mug. I used around 12 iced and strangely I found it stronger cold. Glad you found it worthy.

gmathis

I ended up putting half the mug over ice with a little extra water, and it was great. Would be excellent summer lawn-mowing tea.

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K S

I’m a weenie. I used a 10 oz mug. I used around 12 iced and strangely I found it stronger cold. Glad you found it worthy.

gmathis

I ended up putting half the mug over ice with a little extra water, and it was great. Would be excellent summer lawn-mowing tea.

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