Sunday, September 25, 2016

Pomegranate Power


"I went down into the garden of nuts to see the fruits of the valley, and to see whether the vine flourished and the pomegranates budded."

                         ~Song of Solomon 6:11


When we moved into our home six years ago, I was so happy to learn that the pretty tree with the poppy colored flower buds was indeed a pomegranate tree.

 Last Thursday, I took this photo as I planned for a pomegranate post. This year's tree had the most pomegranates on it and the fruits formed early. Usually I pick them in November, but seems to get earlier each year.

 Sometime during the night on Friday, half of the tree fell over from being too top heavy with fruit. I was so surprised to wake up and see this. I cut the pomegranates from the fallen branches and hope they will be ripe enough to eat. This is partly my fault. We should have trimmed the tree last spring. I'm just hoping the remainder of the tree will survive.


There are so many health benefits associated with pomegranates. 


Pomegranates have three times the amount of antioxidants as wine and green tea.


A couple of months ago my mother gifted me with 
Davidson's Organic White Pomegranate Tea. Its ingredients are organic white tea, organic rosehips, organic hibiscus, organic dried pomegranate and natural flavor. I'm not a fan of fruity teas but enjoy this one a cup at a time. The tea is slightly tart with a beautiful scarlet color. (I'm a huge fan of Davidson's White Peach tea...delicious and light!)


I'm enjoying a cup of pomegranate tea in my Ridgway Windsor teacup. My only piece of transferware! 

Certain types of tea dictate the type of teacup I use. I prefer to drink black teas from my English bone china teacups, but drink green and other teas from not as delicate type cups (ceramic, transferware, etc.)

Do you choose your teacup based on the tea you are drinking? 
Please share.
Thanks,
Nora




I'm bringing my teacup to these parties:





8 comments:

  1. How sad your tree split and fell. I find pomegranates so fascinating. How fun to have a tea with pomegranates. Pretty cup. Yes, sometimes I also choose the cup according to the tea.

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  2. I saw my first pomegranate tree in Savannah, Nora, when I was there last week. I hope your tree recovers from the split. Your transferware teacup is such a pretty one! I drink tea from a teacup every morning, but switch to a mug in the afternoon in the Fall and Winter months (iced tea in the spring and summer!). Hope you have a happy week!

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  3. Dear Nora:
    I am so sorry about your tree. I think the rest of the tree will be fine but I know that had to be so devastating. Your tea time looks splendid.

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  5. I sure hope your Pomegranate tree will be all right - I know you were heart sick when you looked out the window and saw the fallen limb. I have never known anyone with a Pomegranate tree!
    So you use different type of cups for different teas - how interesting!
    So now I learn a little more about you.
    Who know what you might get in the mail!!!!
    sandy xx

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  6. Hope your tree survives, Nora. I didn't realize that pomegranates had so many health benefits. Very interesting! I've always associated pomegranates with the myth of Persephone and the seasons. I don't choose my teacup based on the tea that I'm drinking, but I definitely need to use my teacups more often!

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  7. Oh what a shame about the tree, I hope it survives okay. I tend to just grab a mug out of cupboard on a daily basis but when I am out I try to get something nice and fine, which is what I really prefer to drink tea from.

    Diana

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  8. I hope the tree recovers! I love pomegranates as well. They are in season now and I have them most mornings for breakfast with yogurt and a touch of honey.
    Amalia
    xo

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