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Hello everyone and welcome back. I hope this day finds everyone doing well and your ready to have a look at an incredible green tea blend. Namely Pomegranate Green tea, 2 of the most popular health drinks mixed into one great cup of tea.
Is Pomegranate Green Tea Good For You? Pomegranate green tea marries the wonderful benefits of green tea and pomegranates into a healthy herbal infusion, making it very good for you and a great replacement for sugar-heavy fruit juices.
Let us dig a little deeper into this wonderful green tea blend and discover what makes it so good for your, how to make a cup for yourself, what it should taste like, and where you can get some.
I hope by the end of our journey you are ready to try this popular and flavorful green tea blend and add it to your tea drinking repertoire.
If you are just looking for a great example of this green tea blend I recommend, The Art Of Tea Pomegranate Green Tea.
A Closer Look At Pomegranate Green Tea
What Makes Green Tea With Pomegranate So Good For You?
The healthiness of pomegranate green tea starts with green tea. Green tea has long been touted as one of the healthiest drinks around and used for centuries as a remedy for all types of ailments. While modern science might not agree with all that green tea has claimed to do over the years there is a lot that it does do that is backed by science.
Then you add in something as healthy as pomegranate and you simply add to the health benefits of the brew. So let’s take a look at what types of benefits you can get from Green Tea with pomegranate.
Some Benefits Of Pomegranate Green Tea
1. Both Green Tea and Pomegranates are loaded with antioxidants that help protect our bodies from free radicals that can cause cellular damage.
2. In addition, The anti-oxidants can help you improve the overall health and appearance of your skin and may have anti-aging properties.
3. Weight loss is another great benefit of drinking Pomegranate Green Tea. While the full extent is still being researched, just the act of replacing sugary drinks with green tea will reduce your caloric intake and could lead to weight loss if you don’t replace those calories elsewhere.
4. There is research that suggests that the green tea itself may work to speed up your metabolism increasing the effectiveness of green tea as a weight-loss tool(source).
5. Pomegranates have been shown, in some smaller studies(source), to actively reduce blood pressure and lower overall cholesterol levels. How much of this goodness is translated over to a cup of tea is still up for debate but some of the health properties of pomegranates might shine through. But the jury is still out on this one.
6. The anti-oxidants in green tea and true teas, in general, may help with cancer prevention (source). This needs a lot more research but some of the evidence thus far is compelling.
7. Pomegranate tea may help with overall heart health as well, mainly due to its blood-thinning properties.
How To Make Pomegranate Green Tea
There are a few ways to go about making a cup of pomegranate green tea. The simplest way is to brew your favorite green tea then add a little bit of pomegranate juice to it. This will add sugar to the green tea and some calories but it will give your green tea a nice pomegranate flavor with as little fuss as possible.
You can also use dried pomegranates to make your cup of pomegranate green tea. But it is a little less convenient to make than just adding juice to your tea.
DIY Pomegranate Green Tea
- 2 teaspoons of Loose-Leaf Green Tea (Sencha Green Tea Works very well here)
- 1 teaspoon of dried pomegranate seeds
- Use About 10 oz of bottled spring water
- Steep for ~3 minutes depending on the type of green tea.
- The water temperature should be no more than 185°F/85°C
- Cover your tea while steeping and enjoy.
- Adding a little pomegranate juice will accentuate the overall flavor but it is not necessary.
Add any sweeteners or milk and cream to make it just the way you like it but be aware that added sugar or cream will add calories and negate some of the benefits from drinking green pomegranate tea.
With all that said I find the best-flavored pomegranate green tea are the packaged variety that has had the pomegranates and green tea mingle. So for a great packaged version try the Art Of Tea Pomegranate Green Tea.
What Does Pomegranate Green Tea Taste Like?
Green tea with pomegranate starts off with the grassy naturally sweet flavor of the green tea at its base. The flavor will change depending on the type of green tea used for this blend.
A nice gentle sencha green tea will give you a subtle grassy flavor and a nice mild sweetness, whereas a gunpowder green tea will add a smoky flavor to the blend.
I like to use a sencha green tea for this blend so that will be the basis for this flavor profile. When we layer a little pomegranate flavor on top of this mild grassy flavor we get a tart and tangy burst of flavor from the pomegranate.
It tastes a little bit like a nice cup of hibiscus tea without the floral influences, in my opinion. Sencha tea has very little bitterness when properly steeped but any lingering bitter flavor is whisked away by the tangy pomegranate.
Aroma Of Green Tea With Pomegrate
The aroma of green tea with pomegranate is very similar to green tea. The pomegranate does add a little to the aroma but it is a fleeting fruit smell that plays second fiddle to the green tea as long as you don’t overdo the amount of pomegranate you add to the tea, in that case, it just begins to smell and taste like pomegranate juice.
Does Pomegranate Green Tea Have Caffeine?
Green Pomegranate Tea does have caffeine in it. Even if the green tea used is decaf there are still measurable amounts of caffeine in the tea. How much caffeine depends on the type of green tea used, so be sure to check your packaging or online to find approximately how much caffeine is in your green tea when you blend it with pomegranates.
Is Pomegranate Green Tea Good For Fasting?
I would not personally drink pomegranate green tea while fasting. Using juice to make your green tea will add calories that could pull you out of your fasted state and I don’t have enough information on the number of calories if any, that adding dried pomegranates to your green tea would bring. So I just tend to drink it during my feeding windows.
Does Pomegranate Green Tea Have Sugar?
Again, it depends on how you make it. If you add pomegranate juice to your green tea then you will be adding sugar, carbs, and calories to your green tea. How much you add depends on the amount og juice you add.
Whether dried pomegranates add sugar to your steeping tea is a bit more nebulous but I don’t think it would be a huge amount if any.
The Pomegranate Green Tea Finish
That brings us to the end of our journey. Another day another wonderful option for your tea drinking pleasure. Pomegranate green tea is much more mainstream than some of the other deep dives into an herbal tea and you should have no problem finding it online or even in your local grocery stores depending on the region you live in.
It really is a flavorful addition to any cup of green tea and you get a whole host of additional benefits from adding pomegranate to your green tea. It is tangy and tart but still retains the classic green tea taste that so many of us love.
I hope this has convinced you to give this blend a try it really is worth it especially if you like a little tart and tangy with your green tea.
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day.