If you ever catch me sitting at my computer there’s generally one thing right next to me_ a mug of tea. Whether its summer, winter, fall or spring, it’s truly my drink of choice. Warm, soothing and all out delightful. It’s as close as I’m going to get to enjoying a cup of English Breakfast with a scone in Oxford or Green Tea in the Orient, so I really try to take it all in.
I love the taste, smell and even the process of making tea. I will admit, though, there are times when I need to get working quick and don’t have the time to wait for my tea to brew as every minute these days with three kids and work is truly precious. If I could sit down and magically have a cup of tea and yogurt berry parfait or a spinach cake muffin appear I would be a very happy girl.
I recently started drinking Pique tea and became obsessed! Their slogan is "exceptional tea in an instant" and I totally see why. Pique takes whole-leaf tea, brews and then crystalizes it, so all you do it pour in hot water and you’re ready to drink. Instead of waiting minutes for your tea to brew, it’s ready in seconds.
Tea is not only a delicious choice in beverage, it’s also good for you! Pique tea offers you 2 times the amount of antioxidants compared to leading tea bags and their green tea crystals have 5 times the amount. Ease and health? I was sucked in from the very first sip. While traveling this summer I also realized the sheer ease of carrying it with me. Whether I’m traveling or just on the move I can carry my to go cup and I’m ready for tea!
I’ve been playing around adding the tea crystals to baked goods as well with really fun results. I’ve been buying tons of zucchini at the farmers market and decided to make zucchini muffins with it. I was feeling adventurous, so I poured one envelope of mint sencha organic green tea into the muffin mixture and couldn’t get over how delicious they turned out. Just the hint of two delicious flavors alongside a beloved recipe that I dare play around with worked like a charm! Slather them with a little butter and drink it up with a cup of tea and you have double the pleasure.
Follow this link for a chance to win a 1 year subscription of Pique Tea Crystals, and leave me a comment below telling me your favorite tea flavor. Good luck! Pique Tea is also offering $3 off each purchase to Weelicious readers now through August 18th when you use the code WEELICIOUS at checkout! Also, check out their free trial promo!
Prize_ One (1) lucky Weelicious reader will receive a 1 year subscription of Pique Tea Crystals (2 cartons/month) + ultimate hydration kit which includes Pique-branded Corkcicle bottle and double-walled Pique cup to have your tea crystals any way. This giveaway is sponsored by Pique Tea. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Duration_ This giveaway will be open until Thursday, August 25th at 11_59pm.
How To Enter_ Follow this link_ http://bit.ly/pique-weelicious + leave a comment below.
Who Can Enter_ Open to residents in the U.S.A.
How Winner Will Be Chosen_ The winner(s) will be chosen at random and will be notified via email. The winner(s) will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.
Tea and Me + Pique Tea Giveaway (12 regular-sized muffins)
- 1 cup All Purpose Flour
- 1 cup Whole Wheat Flour
- 1 packet mint sencha organic green tea crystals
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
- 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- 2 large eggs, whisked
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 1/3 cup Vegetable or Canola Oil
- 2/3 cup honey or agave
- 1 1/2 cups shredded zucchini (about 2 small zucchini)
Preparation1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Place the first 7 ingredients in a large bowl and whisk to combine.
3. Place the remaining ingredients in a separate bowl and whisk to combine.
4. Pour the wet ingredients into the flour mixture and stir just until the ingredients are combined.
5. Pour the zucchini mixture into large or small muffins cups (I like to use a small ice cream scooper to make spooning into the muffin cups easier).
6. Bake 15 minutes for small muffins and 20 minutes for large ones.