The islanders of Madagascar have always known Pomegranates to be a special gift of creation. In their native tongue, Malagasy, they called it ampongabendanitra, or “the great drum of heaven.” Countless uses for the versatile fruit were discovered with no part ever waisted. From the leaves, they made ink, from the skin, treatments for stomach ailments, the bark was used as a vermifuge, (for ridding the body of parasites) and the fruit was used to make wine. An amazing fruit to be sure, and that’s before we consider the high antioxidant levels in the fresh fruit. So, it should come as no surprise that in 2005, when a list of “superfruits” was coined by the food and beverage Industry, pomegranates featured prominently.
We found another fantastic use for this amazing fruit – a sweet addition to our fabulous high-grown Ceylon tea. What’s more, in homage to another tasty treat from Madagascar, we’ve blended it with the sultry essence of Orchid Vanilla. The resulting cup is outstanding – winey pomegranate notes on the nose; touches of astringent fruit and a velvety smooth vanilla finish. Thank the heavens for this one – we do!
1.5oz/43g/36+ Cup Equivalent (Including 2nd Steep)
All teas come in a beautiful glass vessel with glass lid for storage. Capacity is based on weight as all teas differ in density. Collect them all and order refills in recyclable bags!
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- HOT: Place one slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea for each 7-9oz/200-260ml of water in the strainer. Pour freshly boiled water over tea and steep 3-7 minutes. Add milk & sugar to taste, if desired.
- ICED: (1qt/1ltr) Place 6 slightly heaping teaspoons loose tea into teapot. Pour 1¼ cup/316ml boiling water over tea and steep 5minutes. Quarter fill serving pitcher with cold water. Pour into pitcher straining tea. Add ice, top-with cold water, garnish & sweeten to taste.
Don’t forget your tea infuser!
GRADE: OP (Orange Pekoe)
CUP CHARACTER: One-of-a-kind notes of sweetly astringent pomegranate are mellowed with sweet Madagascar vanilla. Incredible!
LUXURY INGREDIENTS: Black Tea, Lime and Lemon Pieces, Safflower, Calendula and Sunflower Petals, Natural Flavors