Tea-sty Tuesday: Bigelow Green Tea with Pomegrante

pomegraneteBigelow Green Tea with Pomegrante: Drink Your Pomegrante

I had my first pomegrante years ago.  It was a pain in the [bleep] to open, it got juice everywhere, and it was sour.  I decided that I would be more than happy to never have one again.

Fast forward about 15 years and suddenly, pomegrantes are super fruits and they are everywhere.  Of course, they’re still a pain to open and they still lead to staining, but they are less sour or my tastes have changed.  Either way, I am actually looking for some ways to get more pomegrantes into my diet again because I like the taste.  (And I hear they do lots of good stuff inside me.)

One way is this tea.

Bigelow Green Tea with Pomegrante’s Ingredients

Yeah, I don’t know what to think.  According to Bigelow’s package, the tea is flavored with “natural pomegrante flavors with other natural flavors (soy lectithin).”  Hrmm…

So what does that mean?  Well, I find it telling in the description that there’s no talk of pomegrante’s antioxidants in its health benefits.  Just the flavor of the tea.  Then again, I’m not entirely sure how else you flavor something with pomegrantes naturally except with pomegrante.  So, I’m guessing pomegrante is in there.

So, ultimately, I’m not standing up and cheering about what I am drinking like I do when I drink Yogi tea.  On the other hand, I’m not really worried like I am when the tea has like 10 ingredients and the list is written in kanji…

Bigelow Green Tea with Pomegrante’s Aroma

Very nice.  Very, very nice in fact.  I really like the sweet smell of pomegrante that wafts up from the tea, even after it has cooled down.  The smell is almost as refreshing as the flavor.

Bigelow Green Tea with Pomegrante’s Taste

If you like pomegrante, you will like Bigelow Green Tea with Pomegrante.  And if you don’t like pomegrante, you might still like the taste of Bigelow Green Tea with Pomegrante.

I like the tea because it is sweet.  Not sugary, but the green tea is mild and the “natural pomegrante  (and other) flavors” really give this tea just enough oomph to wake up the sweet taste buds in my mouth and let me enjoy this tea on a couple of levels.

Really, the folks at Bigelow did a good thing by mixing pomegrante with green tea.  The green tea is mild enough that the pomegrante flavor is the star, however, it wasn’t like drinking pomegrante juice because the green tea had just the enough impact so that you knew it was there.

Bigelow Green Tea with Pomegrante’s Effects

I am told that green tea is full of antioxidants.  I am sure this is true.  It’s hard for me to tell.
Still, there wasn’t a clear effect other than the 25-50 mg of caffeine.  Which was nice, don’t get me wrong!

Bigelow Green Tea with Pomegrante Overall

Bigelow Green Tea with Pomegrante is good tea.  I enjoy drinking it even though I wish it was a little more Organically-minded like some of the other teas I have reviewed.  Plus, I wish I knew why the lecithin was there. 

Oh well, 3.5 cups out of five.

Thanks youngthousands to for the pic.


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