Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins
As soon as the weather becomes cold there's pomegranate juice in my refrigerator! I recently found myself in need of an apple cider substitute (there aren't any good brands where I live) and thought that pomegranate was the way to go. Here's what I came up with.
- 6 cups water
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 4 whole cloves
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 cup sugar
- 4 black tea bags
- 2 cups pomegranate juice
- 1⁄4 cup lemon juice
- Boil the water. Remove from heat.
- Add the sugar and stir until dissolved.
- Add the tea bags and spices. Cover and steep for 10-20 minutes.
- Remove bags and spices. It's fairly easy to scoop the whole spices out of the mixture. The tea will also be easy to see through considering you haven't added the dark pomegranate juice yet!
- Add juices, stir, and serve!
- This recipe is great hot or cold. It keeps in a pitcher, refrigerated, for several days.
I modified the recipe using cran-pomegranate and skipped the sugar. Really enjoyed this warm and iced.
Easy to prepare & great tasting, too! Made this with purchased pomegranate juice, but another time I'd really like juicing my own fruit, just to see what the difference might be! Anywa, as made, this tea is wonderful, & I can vouch for it being just as good cold as it is satisfyingly hot! Thanks for sharing the recipe! [Made & reviewed for one of my adoptees in the current Pick A Chef event]