iced pomegranate blackberry
Flash chill by pouring over ice.
Take care not to over-steep.
1 Pomegranate-Blackberry Tea-Over-Ice Infuser
5-6 fresh blackberries
1/3 cup pear juice
sprig of fresh mint (optional garnish)
Small top pitcher
- Muddle 4-5 blackberries
- Add Pomegranate Blackberry Tea-Over-Ice infuser and fill with heated water
- Steep infuser for 3 minutes
Large bottom pitcher
- Fill with ice
- Pour contents of small pitcher into bottom pitcher
- Add pear juice and stir
- Serve in tall ice-filled glass and garnish with blackberry and a sprig of fresh mint.
Makes 2-3 servings
All tea comes from the Camellia sinensis plant. How the leaves of the plant are processed and their level of contact with oxygen determines the type of tea. The more processing the leaves go through, the darker the leaves become, resulting in a distinctive color and taste characteristic. There are four main varietals of tea: black, green, white, and oolong. Tea contains substances called flavonoids, which are powerful antioxidant polyphenols. Antioxidant polyphenols help protect the body's cells from damage due to harmful molecules called free radicals. Regardless of the processing method, black, green, white and oolong teas all contain polyphenols. In fact, tea ranks as high as or higher than many fruits and vegetables in the ORAC score, a score that measures antioxidant potential of plant-based foods. Black tea is a varietal of tea that has been cultivated for centuries. It is more oxidized than the green, oolong and white varieties. During processing, the leaves are heavily oxidized and fermented Our black tea is made from fresh leaves, hand processed under high humidity to promote carefully crafted oxidation, and then oven-fired which turns the leaves a dark, coppery color to yield a superior complex and authoritative flavor. It has higher caffeine content and is stronger in flavor than the other tea varietals.
Average Customer Rating
Best by far!
I bought some more of this because I got the sampler and steeped one of them all wrong and wanted to try it made correctly. This tea makes amazing iced tea just by itself. It makes an amazing Arnold Palmer! It's like having flavored lemonade, but you don't need to buy flavored lemonade. I steep a whole pot with 1 pitcher infuser, and pour it over ice with a frozen lemonade concentrate(pink or plain). The fruit flavor in this tea is amazing. I may be addicted.
8/12/12 | John, Riverside, CA
Tea Forte Rocks!
I absolutely LOVE all the Tea Forte items I own! I have the Solstice cups, the Capresso Glass Water Kettle brewing kettle, individual tea trays in green, green long presentation tray, solstice set on the walnut tray, party beverage glasses and small green dishes for cookies etc. (I no longer see them online)As you can see I am hooked on the glassware! I love the tea chest filled with various teas for winter-what a presentation it makes and the teas are OUTSTANDING! I just now had the ice tea and it is Delicious and refreshing. I love serving Tea Forte to my friends and family! I send Tea Forte as gifts at the various holidays to those near and dear to me! Tea Forte really does rock!
6/23/10 | Deborah, Hermitage, PA
Tea Forte Addict
I have been ordering from Tea Forte for about 2 yrs now. Coming from an English background, noon tea is essential. I also love all of the accessories that Tea Forte has to offer. When drinking a cup of tea, it makes me feel like I should be at a spa. I have recently turned into a Iced Pomegranate Blackberry addict. I have turned my family onto to it and now my kids will not drink any other cold beverage besides Tea Forte's Iced Pomegranate Blackberry Ice Tea. We have to sneak containers into restaurants and bring it with us when visiting friends & or family. Keep up the good work. Make more accessories....How about a tall Ice Tea, (plastic) Cup w/ straw hole - 16oz or bigger thick glass glass mugs with handle. Think about the office and what type of accessories can be made to accomdate the workaholic. Sincerely SZ
1/22/10 | Simone, Landing, NJ
i love this blended tea, i use it as hot tea, do not know how it could be better served as iced tea, but will give it a try. even my schnauzers love it. now that says something for this tea.
11/24/09 | toni, athens, TX
Wow! 1st (and Best) New Way to Make Iced Tea
My oldest son got me the new iced tea makers for Father's day and two boxes of tea. It and the teas are wonderful. Follow the instructions, especially filling the pitcher to the top with ice, to get a perfect iced tea. The pomegranate-blackberry tea is perfect on these hot Louisiana summer days when temperatures approach 100 degrees. I drink it unsweetened so the sugar doesn't increase my metabolic rate.
6/22/09 | Charles, Baton Rouge, LA
The caffeine level in a cup of tea can vary by tea type, steeping practices and even the particular tea harvest. We use the following designations as guidelines for the caffeine levels of our teas:
Robust, high caffeine teas; 50-100mg
Lower caffeine teas with shorter steeping times; 30-50mg
Tea/herbal blends with less than 30mg
Decaf tea retains a tiny amount of caffeine
Herbal teas are 100% caffeine free
These steeping guidelines produce the best results for our palates. Use them as a guideline, but you may certainly experiment and find the best results for yours.