What’s the Story on Pomegranates?
Pomegranates are round red fruit, with a distinctive “crown” and delicious, juicy “arils” (seeds) inside. Originally, pomegranates developed in the Middle East, but farmers of history cultivated them throughout the Mediterranean region and further east, to northern India. Because of those tasty seeds inside, their name comes from medieval Latin’s pōmum “apple” and grānātum “seeded.”
Did You Know…?
Some scholars theorize that the biblical “tree of knowledge of good and evil” in the Garden of Eden was actually a pomegranate tree, not apple. In disobedience to God’s command, Eve tasted the forbidden fruit and shared it with Adam, thus introducing sin into the world and initiating the Fall of Man.
On the other hand, in art and mythology in many different cultures across the world, pomegranates have symbolized prosperity, fertility, and hope.
Pomegranates = Loooooooove!
- In a Persian wedding ceremony, a basket of pomegranates symbolizes a joyous future.
- In Turkey, the bride throws a pomegranate on the ground. The number of arils that fall out are believed to indicate how many children she will have.
- In Crete, when a bride enters her new home, the groom hands her a pomegranate.
- In China, a picture of a ripe, open pomegranate is a popular wedding present, expressing the wish, “May you have as many children as there are seeds!”
Well, even if you don’t want 200-1400 children (because omg!!), you can definitely still enjoy the sweet and tangy taste of pomegranate tea! We have 3 yummy options!
Please scroll down to read more about CommuniTea Center’s loose leaf pomegranate tea blends!
(O) = contains 95% or more organic ingredients
Pom-Berry Green (O)– $2 sample/$10 2oz
In “Pom-Berry Green,” a high quality green tea blend (sencha plus yun wu) pairs wonderfully with delectable raspberries and pomegranate! This tea is sweet, tart, and tangy all at once! Consequently, it’s the perfect, fruity pick-me-up!