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Pomegranate and mint tea

A delightfully warming alternative to tea or coffee, this hot drink is packed with health benefits and free of cafffeine. 

Packed with antioxidants, pomegranate tea is touted with health benefits like improving cardiovascular health, boosting the immune system, stabilising blood sugar and reducing the risk of diabetes as well as reducing the risk of cancer. Pomegranates are known to be anti-inflammatories, with some studies suggesting that regular intake of pomegranate has reduced the effect of conditions such as osteoarthritis.

Pomegranates come into season just at the time we feel the need for warm drinks. Staying away from tea or coffee because of the caffeine need not deprive you from the cosiness of a hot cup of something under a blanket. Simply boil a pomegranate with some mint for a healthier cuppa.

Pomegranate and mint tea

Ingredients
  • 4 cups filtered water
  • 1 pomegranate
  • 1 or 2 springs mint
  • 1 tbsp honey


Method
  1. Rinse the pomegranate and cut into quarters.
  2. Place in a small saucepan with the water and bring to the boil.
  3. Add the spring of mint and reduce the heat to simmer.
  4. Allow to simmer for 15 mins.
  5. Strain through a fine sieve reserving the tea.
  6. Add the honey and stir until dissolved.
  7. Serve in large mugs. 


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