Pom Wonderful - POM Antioxidant Super Tea Pomegranate Lychee Green Tea - 16 oz. (473mL)
Pom Wonderful POM Antioxidant Super Tea Pomegranate Lychee Green Tea is made from an ancient Asian tradition, green tea is one of nature’s original antioxidants. Pomegranate Lychee POM Tea is gently brewed green tea enhanced with the delicate flavor of sweet lychee and the antioxidant power of pomegranate. All with less than 3mg of caffeine per serving.
- Contain no milk, eggs, soy, fish or shellfish
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What are Antioxidants?
Every day, your body is exposed to free radicals, unstable molecules that can damage the cells in your body in a process often referred to as oxidative stress. Where do they come from? Everywhere. Not only does your body produce them as part of normal metabolism, there are also many external sources such as air pollution, alcohol, pesticides, sunlight, tobacco smoke, drugs and fried foods. Even our stressful lifestyles are related to excess oxidative stress.
That's where antioxidants come in. Antioxidants are scavengers that neutralize free radicals. Although your body produces its own antioxidants, they are often insufficient to protect against the total oxidative stress we all experience. In fact, scientists have already linked free radicals to many different types of diseases. Consuming a diet rich in natural antioxidants, like those that come from fruits and vegetables, may help protect against free radical damage.
POM's Unique Antioxidants
POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice and POMx are full of antioxidants called phytochemicals. Phytochemicals protect plants from harmful elements in the environment, like ultraviolet radiation and pests. They also provide plants with their sensory characteristics such as color, flavor and smell.
Polyphenols are an important class of phytochemical. And tannins, particularly punicalagin, anthocyanins and ellagic acid are all members of the polyphenol family. While many fruits contain some of these antioxidants, pomegranates have large amounts of all three.
POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice contains a great deal of these vital elements because of the way they press our fruit. Immediately upon harvest, they take our fruit to their specially designed presses, which are similar to those used to press champagne grapes. These presses allow us to extract antioxidants and polyphenols from the inedible portion of the fruit, as well as the arils.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is POMx Tea?
POMx Tea is the Antioxidant Super Tea. It’s a refreshing pomegranate tea, made from gently brewed, handpicked tea leaves that are brewed for delicious flavors. Available in regular and light, all five flavors offer the antioxidant power of POMx.
What flavors of POMx Tea are available?
Pomegranate Lychee Green Tea
Pomegranate Peach Passion White Tea
Pomegranate Blackberry Black Tea
I don’t see a flavor I used to buy, is it still available?
Occasionally POMx Tea products are discontinued for a number of reasons. Pomegranate Black Tea and Light Pomegranate Orange Blossom Red Tea were discontinued in the fall of 2009. If you previously enjoyed these flavors, they hope you will try another of their delicious varieties.
What is the suggested serving size for POMx Tea?
8 fl. oz.
How many calories does POMx Tea have? Per 8 fl. oz. (one serving)
Pomegranate Lychee Green Tea – 70 calories
Pomegranate Blackberry Black Tea – 80 calories
Pomegranate Peach Passion White Tea – 70 calories
Where can I find nutritional and/or ingredient information on POMx Tea?
Nutritional information and ingredient details for POMx Tea can be found in our products section.
How much caffeine does POMx Tea have?
Approximately 1mg of caffeine per 8oz serving. Every batch varies ever so slightly.
Does POMx Tea contain added sugar?
Yes. POMx Tea is sweetened with fructose, a natural sweetener. Fructose is different from High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS).
Why did you need to add sweetener, given the natural sweetness of 100% pomegranate juice?
They responded to consumer requests a light, refreshing, healthy beverage that tastes as good as it is for you. In developing their formulation, they found the need to add a small amount of fructose to deliver the most delicious taste.
Can diabetics drink POMx Tea?\
They intentionally managed the level of sugar in POMx Tea so everyone can enjoy a glass, including diabetics. They designed POMx Tea to be more slowly metabolized. A full 13.5-ounce glass equals a 1.5 exchange. But of course, you should consult with your physician if you have any concerns.
Is it OK to drink POMx Tea if I am pregnant or nursing?
They advise that you check with your physician regarding drinking POMx Tea if you have any particular concerns.
Does POMx Tea need to be kept refrigerated?
POMx Tea is a perishable product and should be refrigerated at all times to retain the integrity of the product, its taste, freshness and its healthy antioxidants. Please note that the tea should be consumed by the sell-by date on the bottle cap. Once POMx Tea has been opened, it should be kept refrigerated and consumed within two weeks or consumed by the sell-by date – whichever comes first. We recommend that you think of the product as you would any perishable product and review the sell-by dates before making a purchase.
What happens if POMx Tea is not refrigerated?
POMx Tea is a perishable product, so if it is not refrigerated, it does not retain product integrity. POMx Tea must be refrigerated at all times to retain its taste, freshness and healthy antioxidants. Please note that POMx Tea should be consumed by the sell-by date on the bottle cap. They recommend that you think of the product as you would any perishable product and review the sell-by dates before making a purchase.
How long can I keep POMx Tea once I buy it?
You can keep POMx Tea until the sell-by date printed on the cap. Once POMx Tea has been opened, it should be kept refrigerated and consumed within two weeks or, consumed by the sell-by date, whichever comes first.
Where can I buy POMx Tea?
POMx Tea can be found at most supermarkets in the refrigerated section of the fresh produce department, next to POM Wonderful Pomegranate Juice. For specific locations, please refer to our store locator.
Can I buy POMx Tea in larger bottles?
Yes, their two most popular flavors of POMx Tea are now available in a 50.7oz multi-serve bottle: Pomegranate Peach Passion and Pomegranate Lychee Green.
Does POMx Tea include natural flavors?
Yes. They select only the finest quality, best-tasting fruit juices and other natural flavors so you have a light, refreshing tea-drinking experience.
Is POMx Tea organic?
No, however it is 100% natural with no preservatives.
Is POMx Tea kosher?
They have obtained a kosher certificate for all flavors of POMx Tea. Please look for the (OU) symbol on the bottle as this will verify that the batch you are consuming is kosher.
What kind of tea is used?
They select only the finest, super-premium whole-leaf teas for POMx Tea, unlike powdered teas used by some other brands.
In Pomegranate Lychee Green Tea: Pan-Fired Green Tea Leaves.
In Pomegranate Blackberry Black Tea: Congou Black Tea Leaves.
In Pomegranate Peach Passion White Tea: Superior White Peony Tea Leaves.
What does whole-leaf tea mean?
Whole-leaf tea is high quality tea that is handpicked and kept whole, not broken apart or powdered. Whole-leaf tea is more premium than other kinds of teas.
Where does the tea come from – country of origin?
How is the tea brewed?
The tea in POMx Tea is handpicked and gently brewed at a low temperature, like homemade sun tea, which results in less caffeine than traditionally brewed teas in a technique called cold brewing. Cold-brewed teas are brewed with filtered water that is at room temperature, and not warmed in any way. The same strength of flavor that comes from hot brewing tea is obtained by cold brewing it for long periods of time with room temperature water. The benefit of cold brewing is that it eliminates the fatty oils and acids in the tea. This leads to a bold, super-smooth taste that’s easier on the stomach. It is about two-thirds less acidic than hot-brewed methods.
POM Wonderful's Orchards
At POM Wonderful, they're passionate about pomegranates. As the largest grower of pomegranates in the United States, it's their goal to bring the very best fruit and juice - as well as the tastiest, healthiest pomegranate-based products - to their customers. POM Wonderful has planted over 18,000 acres of Wonderful variety pomegranates in the sunny San Joaquin Valley in Central California. POM Wonderful supplies the majority of the nation's fresh pomegranates and ships to over 55 countries.
Pomegranate trees take about nine years to grow to full maturity and require careful cultivation. When the pomegranates are ready to harvest, they're picked by hand and the juice is extracted right on-site. Wherever you shop, look for the POM Wonderful name. Whether it's on their packaging or on their fresh fruit, the POM Wonderful logo guarantees you the very best.
POM Wonderful's commitment to wellness also means caring about the well-being of their planet. Their sustainable business practices include:
- Using the latest drip-irrigation technologies in their orchards to minimize use of one of California's scarcest resources - water.
- Making productive use of every single part of the pomegranate. What's left over is used as cattle feed - no landfills for us!
- Manufacturing their bottles right next to their filling plant, which means no wasteful transportation of air-filled bottles.
- Employing an intelligent routing system to ensure their products travel the fewest miles possible to reach store shelves.
- LEED Silver certified corporate offices in Los Angeles, CA.
POM Wonderful's Health Story
For centuries, the pomegranate has been valued as a symbol of health and has been the centerpiece of many traditional folk medicine practices. In 1998, POM initiated modern scientific research to understand the health benefits of Wonderful variety pomegranates. To date, they have provided over $34M in research support to top scientists, including a Nobel Laureate, at leading universities around the world. 55 total studies, including 16 clinical studies, have been published in peer-reviewed journals. Preliminary results have been encouraging and many additional research studies are in progress.