Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: The Tea Nation
Pomegranate is a fruit-bearing deciduous shrub or small tree. It is native to the Middle East and Northern India, although it has been cultivated and naturalized throughout the Mediterranean and the Caucasus since ancient times. Pomegranate has a high level of potassium and antioxidants. The most abundant are hydrolyzable tannins called punicalagins which have free-radical scavenging properties. We have flavored our Pure Ceylon high grown teas with the most pleasant pomegranate flavor so that you can enjoy it any time of the day. This tea is particularly good after dinner.
Whenever I encounter tea in a tea bag, I am initially skeptical. It is kind of a “knee-jerk” reaction, I guess, but the truth is that over the past couple of years that I’ve been writing tea reviews, I’ve come across quite a few bagged teas that were quite good.
So, I was initially skeptical when I received this bagged tea from The Tea Nation. I shouldn’t have been, though, because this tea is delicious.
It has an unusually intense flavor. I say “unusually” because, generally, green tea is quite delicate in flavor, but this has a bright, vibrant flavor. The pomegranate is sweet with a very light tartness to it. The green tea has a light, buttery quality.
It is a very tasty brew; however, you should be warned that this tea is quite sweet. For those of you who might automatically add sweetener to your tea, taste this one first before you sweeten so that you don’t accidentally overdo it! I found it to be very satisfying without adding sweetener.
This is my first tasting of a tea from The Tea Nation, and I’m quite impressed by it! It encourages me to seek out other teas from them and give them a try.