Flowering Pomegranate Loose Leaf Green Tea from Sri Lanka is hibiscus and pomegranate, two flavors made for each other.
Tart, with floral highlights, cleansing and highly refreshing. Teeming with antioxidants. Add to this exotic blend some rosehip chips, natural flavors and lastly a superb Sri Lanka pekoe gunpowder style tea and you have a very cleansing and refreshing tea.
Legend claims the first time these two flavors were blended was on Easter Island. Polynesians sailing the Pacific introduced Hibiscus flowers to the Island, followed by slaves from Peru (around 1870) who arrived with the ruby red fruit called Pomegranate. The natives made use of all the Islands bounty and the blending began.
Please take time to enjoy this tea. After you pour hot water over the leaves, (we suggest water temperature less than 194 degrees F) stop and watch the ballet performance of unfurling leaves slowly sinking to the bottom of your glass teapot. Quite exquisite and we further suggest you steep these potent leaves at least 3 times. Infuse longer each time for more depth of flavor and color from this clever creation combining tart and sweet.