We just returned from Exhibiting at the 54th Fancy Food Show in New York. Here what people are saying about us:
Review: I actually came across these nifty little things at last year's Fancy Food Show...this time around I managed to take one home for review. This tea stick, which looks like aluminum foil with little holes in it (though it is slightly more hearty than thin aluminum) allows the tea to expand upwards without creating a mess or stifling the flavor.
The only thing I don't like about these sticks are that when the tea is fully steeped, you cannot squeeze it. There is no way to get the water that doesn't drip naturally out of it. If you squeeze too hard, the bottom of the stick (which is folded metal) unfolds and the leaves will spill into your water. So, while I admit that this is an awesome (and very un-messy) tool, it doesn't give you the ability to squeeze the last remaining flavor out of the tea leaves.
In any event, the tea itself is delicious. This mango monsoon is overwhelmingly flavorful and sweet, with strong, crisp black tea and a very nice fruity aroma. This tea has a bit more of a fruity aftertaste than most mango tea, which I really like (though as I've said before mango is quite an overused flavor). It's not too strong, but has enough black tea astringency to allow enjoyment for people who are drinking for tea quality versus added flavor. Overall, surprisingly good tea, with lots of fruity flavor in a very cool, useful and unmessy stick.
Pros: great tool for cleanly brewing tea, nice mango flavor, good tea
Cons: impossible to squeeze tea leaves at the end of brewing
More Info/To Purchase: Petit Tea Mango Monsoon
Posted by Jessica at 10:37 AM
Monday, March 5, 2007
Hello Petittea, It was an absolute pleasure browsing thru your web site. I look forward to receiving my first order next week. Let me see if your service and quality match your web site.
Erica Rucksfield , Cleveland
Tuesday, 06 February 2007
Remarkable site. Very informative and full of fresh ideas.Tea is certainly on its way to universal acceptance in US.
I never knew that there is an option to tea bags. Your Tea Sticks truly set a new standard in tea drinking. Pairing tea with food is brilliant and so are your flavored teas. I tried your Café Latte tea and I don’t think I’ll ever go back to coffee.
Most modern form of tea infusion today, tea sticks are elegantly superior alternative to the tea bag and loose leaf tea.
Tea Sticks combine pleasure of whole leaf tea with convenience of tea bags.
Our Tea Sticks are semi-rigid, perforated metal foil tubes, factory filled with right quantity of world class premium loose leaf teas.
Tea Stick Packs
12 individually wrapped Tea Sticks packed in clear or cardboard boxes
Our Tea Sticks come in a selection of 6 blends (Please Click an your favourit Tea below)
12 tea sticks per pack. Depending on the tea type, net tea weight per stick may range from 1.5g to 3g.
What are Tea Sticks
One of the more modern forms of tea brewing, an alternative to the tea bag, is tea stick. Tea Sticks are perforated metal or extruded film tubes that contain tea leaves (often of a superior quality). Unlike a tea bag that compresses under its own weight when steeped in water, a tea stick allows the tea leaves enough space to uncurl and impart its full flavor to the water they steep in. Placed in a cup, hot water is directly poured over the tea stick and allowed to steep for a few minutes. The stick also acts as a strainer and a stirrer.
Disposable Tea Stick
Disposable lifestyle TEASTICKS from Petit Tea combine the pleasure of world class loose leaf teas with convenience of tea bags. Yet unlike teabags our elegantly crafted square TEASTICKS provide space that all fine loose leaf teas need to uncurl to impart their delicate flavor and aroma to the water they steep in. These tea sticks are exclusively available from Petit Tea.
All our tea sticks are square tubes made from food grade alloy AA8011 (similar to the foil containers that you buy ready to heat foods such as lasagna, pies and frozen cakes in). Each stick contains 484 perforations (121 perforations on each side). Once filled with tea leaves, the stick is labeled and sealed in a transparent protective film. 12 such sticks are packed in a clear, soft plastic box and sealed.
How is a tea stick different from a paper tea bag.
There are many differences and advantages of using a tea stick over a paper tea bag.
Since tea sticks are not made of paper they do not contain chemicals that are used for manufacturing paper for paper tea bags
When steeped in water paper tea bags ‘collapse’ under the weight of water they absorb. This does not allow loose leaf teas to uncurl and pass on their best flavor to the water to make a good brew. On the other hand, being rigid our tea sticks allow maximum room for tea leaves to uncurl and pass on their flavor and taste to the brew.
Tea sticks are designed to keep the tannic acids within the tea stick for a much longer time than the tea bags. This allows you to brew a stronger cup of tea without making your tea bitter.
Tea sticks double as a stirrer
Tea sticks do not drip like tea bags and are easier to dispose
Tea sticks are elegant and convenient enough to fit in well with your modern lifestyle.
How to use your tea sticks
Open the box by cutting out the protective side seals. Pull out one stick per cup. Remove the outer wrapper and place the tea stick in a cup.
To enjoy full flavor of our fine teas, bring fresh water to a rolling boil and pour it directly over the Tea stick. Allow to steep for about two to three minutes (longer if you enjoy a stronger cup), give the water a swirl or two with the Tea stick.
If you enjoy a little sugar, honey or a slice of fresh lemon just add and your tea is all ready to sip.