Recently, we reviewed the Cigoo sticks from Uwootech which were, admittedly, quite surprising as an alternative to the very popular HEETS from PMI. This time, we managed to get our hands on some more alternatives to HEETS. Unusually, for a heat-not-burn product, they don’t contain any tobacco.
Inspired by long time study on tea powder and food grade botanical essences from the mile high cloudy mountains in the middle of Taiwan, Dr. Ray Chung had dreamed of introducing healthy inhalation solutions for smokers on this warm and humid island in Pacific.
Dr. Chung has been a leading research professional at Taiwan Tsing Hua University with his academic focus on new technology innovations for tea products.
That’s right. These are made, primarily, with tea powder. It is certainly an interesting concept and a distinct divergence from conventional thinking on heated tobacco products. The question is then, are they any good?
As part of our recent and upcoming, review from Uwootech, we were sent some samples of their take on HEETS. Due to the popularity, or market dominance, of HEETS it is unusual to see other brands of heated tobacco products available for consumption. My co-reviewer, Fergus, has tried the Fiit sticks from KT&G but predominantly, when we review devices, we use HEETS so it makes a nice change to be able to review a consumable rather than a device.
We have some very good news, we now have a new brilliant offer on our IQOS 2.4 Plus units. They are now down to just £39 while stocks last. Included in the deal is two packets of HEETS of your own choice (worth £10.)
The 2.4 Plus is not our flagship product (that is the new IQOS 3 duo) but make no mistake the 2.4 Plus is still a brilliant unit.