|Refreshing Pomegranate Ice Tea with a Orangey Twist|
How to cut/de-seed a Pomegranate:
Make sure you are not wearing whites & in fact wearing an apron is safe.
With a chef's knife make a cut through the crown of pomegranate & cut in half.
Use your hands to tear open the fruit, do all this in a large bowl so that any juice or loose seeds fall in.
Make a second cut through the half working from the crown to the way down.
Again make sure you work away any loose seeds & collect any juice in the bowl.
In the bowl fill some water, take all the 4 cut portions & start prying away seeds one by one.
Seeds will start sinking in the water.
Ingredients for Pomegranate Ice Tea:
(Yield 4 Glasses)
4 Tea bags of Tazo Wild Sweet Orange Ice Tea (can use regular Lipton tea bags)
2 tsp Freshly squeezed Lemon Juice
4 tbs Sugar
4 Orange Slices for decorating our glasses
Take pomegranate seeds & crush in a blender for ~ 1min
Use strainer to separate pomegranate juice from seeds.
In a pan take pomegranate juice, add sugar & keep heat on simmer for almost 10 mins.
Mix will start to thicken, add lemon juice at this stage & stir for another 2 mins.
Take off the heat & collect in a cup, allow to cool down.
Take Hot water (4 Glasses) in a bowl & dip tea bags.
Leave the bags in for 2-3 mins.
Use a spoon & fork to squeeze bags.
Dont leave bags in for more than 5 mins , it will make the tea bitter.
At this stage, add pomegranate mix to the tea.
Mix well & keep aside to cool for 30 mins
Pour into 4 Glasses & add Ice to each glass ~ 2-3 cubes per glass
Decorate with Orange & serve
Yumm.... Can you beat this freshness !!!