Pomelo, a mysterious citrus fruit found primarily in Southeast Asia that is a close relative to grapefruits.
It’s called Chinese Grapefruit by some, and it has been a staple in the Moon Festival tradition for hundreds of years.
What’s so special about pomelos?
Some of the most notable pomelo health benefits include,
- Boost immunity with 600% of your daily Vitamin C requirements
- Promote healthy digestion with about 25% of your daily fibre needs
- Regulate blood pressure with approximately 37% of your daily Potassium needs
- Weight loss
Nutritional facts of pomelo. Image source, Organic Facts.
Today, we are going to show you a Pomelo Tea recipe with an Oolong Tea twist.
Step 1. Peel the Pomelo Fruit Like a Pro
The first step of the recipe is to peel and take out the edible fruit inside the thick rind of pomelo.
This is done by first cutting off the tip of pomelo,
Then make 1 cm deep cuts down the fruit like longitudinal lines around the globe.
Peel away the rind to reveal the fruit and use your thumbs to break the fruit in half.
Once you separate the edible segments out by hand, you are ready to proceed to the next step.
Peeled pomelo fruit.
Step 2. Blend Half of the Pomelo and Leave the Rest as Chips
To make the taste explode in the pomelo drink, we want to add the fruit in two ways: juice and chips.
The blended juice and pulp makes sure the fruit juices mix well into the Oolong Tea we are preparing next.
While the pomelo chips give your teeth something fruity to chew on.
Grab a wee blender and blend half of the fruit into juice and pulp.
Glass half-full of pomelo juice and pulp.
Then half-fill a glass with the pomelo juice and throw in the rest of the fruity chips with ice.
Pomelo fruit and ice swimming in juice.
What you get is a 3/4-filled glass of pomelo fruit, juice and ice.
Step 3. Pour Taiwan Shan Lin Xi High Mountain Oolong Tea and Serve
To satisfy our daily fix of high mountain Oolong, we will fill the final 1/4 of the glass with cold brewed Taiwan Shan Lin Xi High Mountain Oolong.
Fruity pomelo tea with a dash of high mountain Oolong tea.
The sweet and refreshing Oolong tea from Shan Lin Xi brings out the grapefruit-like taste of pomelo but without the sour flavour.
This is definitely one of the best ways to get your 600% daily intake of Vitamin C to boost your immunities.
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