Pomegranate Ice Tea

The word Pomegranate in Sanskrit, means 'replete with seeds' and symbolises fertility and prosperity. It has a lot of medicinal properties. It is good for stomach ailments.



We offer only the best to the Lord. I remember my mother-in-law asking me to string the arils and offer the garland to Lord Muruga during Sashti festival - a 7 day long festival that occurs immediately after Deepavali; when i was pregnant with my son.


The Ruby Red arils of the Pomegranate are a great snack and are also used as a garnish in curd based food items like Curd Bath and Raitha. Pomegranate juice has been a popular drink in India. The lighter coloured arils are blended with milk - into a milk shake, at most corner juice shops in Chennai. As you drink the juice you feel cool, and has a soothing effect.


Iced Tea - an all time favourite thirst quencher. It gets better now with the addition of fruit juice. When I read about Pom Wonderful Ice Tea's, I had to try the combination. Here is what I did -


Ingredients:
Pomegranate Juice - 1/4 cup
Water - 3/4 Cup
Tea - 1/4 tsp
Sugar - 1 Tbsp
Lemon Juice - 1 -2 tsp
Ice Cubes


Method:

Bring the water to a boil. Take off heat.

Add sugar and stir until dissolved. Add the tea in, and keep covered for 3 minutes (to infuse).

Strain the tea and cool. Mix in the lemon juice and pomegranate juice.

Take ice cubes in a tall glass. Pour in the fruity iced tea.

Savour the cold Iced Tea.
Note: The ratio of tea and juice is our choice.
This is off to participate in the Food Palette Red event at Torview.

Comments

Nithya said…
Wat a combination.. yummy :)the color is so vibrant and inviting :)
Torviewtoronto said…
thank you Minu for linking this delicious drink
Priya Sreeram said…
lovely combo--looks perfect
Shanthi said…
Wonderful combinationa dn refreshing. Love the mug too.
thefooddoctor said…
This looks amazing..the color and the combination of flavor is just wonderful..must try it when pomegranates are in season

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