Celebrate the season! Pomegranate is an ancient fruit, symbolic of abundance and generosity. It holds a unique place in Christian, Buddhist, Islamic, Zoroastrian, Greek, and Jewish traditions. Pomegranate flavors added to a high grown Ceylon black tea produce an amazing result – sweet flavored tea with subtle hints of honey. Infusion of this tea immediately brings the aroma of fresh pomegranate to the nose. It is delicious as a hot beverage on cold winter night or as an iced tisane. Remember the season – be generous when serving this tea to your friends and family!
Country of Origin: Sri Lanka
Region: Nuwara Eliya, Dimbula or Uva districts
Shipping Port: Colombo
Grade: OP (Orange Pekoe)
Altitude: 4800 - 7600 feet above sea level
Manufacture Type: Orthodox
Cup Characteristics: Infusion immediately brings the aroma of fresh pomegranate to the nose. There are subtle hints of honey. Great as an iced tea.
Infusion: Bright and Coppery.
Luxury Ingredients: Black tea, Papaya & Pineapple pieces, Lime leaves, Safflower petals, and Natural flavors.
Pomegranate is an ancient food, symbolic of abundance and generosity. Its history is very interesting and rich, just like this gorgeous fruit itself. . It holds a unique place in Christian, Buddhist, Islamic, Zoroastrian, Greek, and Jewish traditions. In the Hebrew mystical tradition (Kabala), the "wife" of God is conceived as a Pomegranate. The ancient Chinese believed that pomegranate juice contained a "soul concentrate" which could confer immortality. The Babylonians believed that chewing pomegranate seeds before battle made the soldiers invincible.
Garnet stone– Named from the Latin word for pomegranate, commonly occurring deep reds to purple red. The stone of fidelity, passion, faith, strength, determination. Good for overall renewal.
According to Judaic tradition, each pomegranate contains 613 arils, as the seeds are called, the exact number of good deeds a Jew should perform in a lifetime.
Some Christian scholars believe it was a pomegranate and not an apple that tempted Eve. Some Christians also consider the fruit a symbol of fertility, resurrection and immortality.
Islamic legend explains that each and every pomegranate contains one aril that has come directly from heaven. Heavenly gardens include pomegranate trees, and the prophet Muhammad believed the fruit brings both physical and emotional contentment.
Buddhists consider the pomegranate a blessed fruit. One legend explains that Buddha gave a pomegranate to Hariti, a demon who devoured her children, to cure her of her wicked ways.
What do a Nuclear Rainbow, a Canadian Zombie, the King of Denmark, and Abe‟s Tropical Night in Hell have in common? That‟s right, they are all drinks made with Grenadine. In fact, there are over 500 drinks mixed with the blood-red syrup made from pomegranates, red currants, and honey. The name Grenadine is derived from “Granada”, the Spanish word for pomegranate. It was the Spanish who introduced Pomegranate trees to California in 1769 by transplanting them from the Caribbean. No one is sure of the whom, when, or why‟s regarding the invention of Grenadine syrup but we are sure of one thing: When added to a high grown Ceylon tea the results are amazing. This flavor of this tea is sweet with hints of honey. Try it over ice on a hot day and you won‟t be
disappointed. The only thing missing is a fitting name like The Fuzzy Magnum or Spooky Juice. If you think of one, let us know!