I definitely think that pomegranates are the best thing about this time of year. I easily forget about them when I am enjoying the bounty of summer produce but when all of the berries and stone fruit disappear and it feels like all you’ll be eating over the winter are apples and pears, there are the pomegranates. Ruby red, juicy, and delicious by the spoonful, in oatmeal, over yogurt, and sometimes even in savoury dishes. Mostly by the spoonful though.
This summer I drank a lot of fruity teas, which was pretty different for me. I liked to have ‘fridge tea’ on hand at all times, which was pretty much a huge mason jar of iced tea that I could drink all day long. While I have definitely retired my peach tea for now, the seasonality of the pomegranates make this the best fridge tea for this time of year. There is still something autumn-y about it. Even today, as the city is quickly being blanketed in wet snow, making it feel a lot more like winter than the first day of November, it feels appropriate.
While pomegranates definitely have a distinct flavor, it’s delicate enough that you still taste the green tea through it. They pretty much go perfectly together. It’s sweet, naturally a bit tart, and delightfully fizzy. It’s also fun to drink. The pomegranate seeds at the bottom of the glass are sucked up by a larger bubble tea straw, so definitely use it here if you have them on hand. It’s a snack and a drink all in one!
Muddle the pomegranate seeds at the bottom of your glass, until the juice is released.
Add green tea, pomegranate juice, and top with sparkling water. Sweeten to taste with agave.
If you have a bubble tea straw, use it to drink up the pomegranate seeds.
Sparkling pomegranate green tea Recipe was last modified: November 1, 2014 by