English Tealeaves pomegranate is an exciting blend of a white tea with pomegranate pieces and flavoring. Sweet yet a little tart. Good delicate flavored iced tea.
Facts and Stories on Pomegranates
Pomegranates originate from Iran to the Himalayas in northern India and were grown over the whole Mediterranean region since ancient times. It is widely cultivated throughout India and the drier parts of Southeast Asia, Malaya, the East Indies and tropical Africa. The tree was introduced into California by Spanish settlers in 1769. In this country it is grown for its fruits mainly in the drier parts of California and Arizona.
A pomegranate tree can grow to up to 16 feet in height. The fruit that is edible are the seeds that are inside the fruit between a grapefruit and a lemon in size. There are 200 to 1200 seeds in a fruit that is surrounded by water laden pulp.
It has been categorized as a super fruit because of it high levels of anti-oxidants. Health benefits are mainly linked to helping heart conditions, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart attack to mention a few.