Benefits of Pomegranate Tea
September 19, 2022
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Bright, fruity and bursting with antioxidants — what is there not to love about pomegranate tea? Whether you are sipping a cold glass on a sultry summer afternoon or a warm cuppa on a chilly winter evening, pomegranate tea is a delight for all the senses.
You may already know that pomegranate tea is delicious, but is it good for you? Discover everything tea drinkers should know about the origins, history, folklore and benefits of pomegranate tea.
Pomegranate Green Superfruit Tea
Delight in the juicy, exotic, tart–sweet flavor of pomegranate blended with premium Chinese green tea leaves. A match made in heaven! Pomegranate Green Superfruit Tea yields a flavorful infusion that is exquisite when served hot or iced.
Steep a pitcher to share or savor a steamy cuppa as an afternoon pick–me–up. However you choose to prepare it, enjoy this best–selling pomegranate tea sip by sip.
Also try these delicious pomegranate tea offerings:
- Pomegranate Green Full-Leaf Tea
- Decaf Pomegranate Green Superfruit Tea
- Pomegranate Green Tea Concentrate
Health Benefits of Pomegranate Tea
Pomegranate is rich in nutrients and antioxidants, particularly the compounds punicalagins and punicic acid. Though scientists and doctors are still working to understand how antioxidants work, research has shown that they may be effective at protecting the body from chronic inflammation* — one of the key contributing factors to many diseases.
Additionally, punicic acid may support cardiac health by lowering blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and may be effective at reversing oxidative stress that is associated with certain neurological disorders.* Pomegranate may also benefit urinary health by reducing the risk of kidney stones.*
When blended with other antioxidant and nutrient–rich ingredients, such as premium green tea leaves, pomegranate tea serves as a healthful, delicious alternative to sugary drinks like soda and juice.
Origins and History of Pomegranate
The pomegranate is a fruit with a fascinating history. It is native to the Middle East and northern India, where its history stretches back thousands of years. Remnants of the fruit have been discovered in ancient archaeological sites throughout these regions, from the tombs of Egypt to Jericho. These finds have occurred in palaces and other residences of the elite, alongside fine jewelry and other treasures, indicating that pomegranate may have been regarded as a luxury.
Pomegranates are rich in mythological, cultural and religious symbolism. Thanks to its prolific seed clusters, it was regarded by many ancient societies as a potent symbol of fertility. The Greeks believed it was first planted by Aphrodite on the island of Cyprus. Pomegranate also features in the legend of Persephone and Hades. In this tale, the beautiful maiden Persephone is kidnapped by Hades and brought into the underworld. While she is there, she eats some pomegranate seeds. Because she has tasted food from Hades’ realm, Persephone is forced to return there every year.
Merchants from the Middle East and the Mediterranean carried pomegranate seeds along the Silk Road to China and South Asia. Centuries later, Spanish colonists transported the fruit to the Caribbean and the Americas. Pomegranate has been featured in artwork, poems and culinary traditions around the globe, and today remains a beloved fruit for its vibrant color, delicious taste and wellness benefits.
Whether you are drawn in by the storied history, exotic fruity flavor or myriad of health benefits, pomegranate tea is a welcome addition to any tea aficionado’s collection.
*Note: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.