Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Butterfly Pea Tea (Blue Tea)

Butterfly pea flower tea is an herbal drink made from dried butterfly pea flowers. Comes from a plant called clitoria ternatea that’s native to Southeast Asia.
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The flowers are deep blue in color with a tinge of purple that colors and flavors the water. This bright beverage has a mesmerizing color and has an extortionary ability to change color from blue to purple when the pH level changes. Adding something acidic like lemon juice changes the color.

Blue tea health benefits:

  • Weight Loss
  • Contain Antioxidants
  • All Natural Paracetamol
  • Combats effects of Diabetes
  • Zero Caffeine
  • Good for Heat Health
  • Anti Aging Properties
  • Combats Hair Loss
  • Effective against Stress, Anxiety and Depression
  • Overall Brain Health
  • Anti Inflammatory Properties
4/5 - Dried butterfly pea flowers
1 Cup - Hot water
Lemon juice from 1/2 lemon
Honey to taste
Ice cubes
1. Place 4 dried Butterfly Pea flowers in a coffee mug.
2. Add hot water to the mug. Let steep for 5 minutes. You will see a the water steeped to a beautiful blue color.
3. Then add a few drops of fresh lemon juice, you will notice the change in hue from blue to a deep purple color. 

For Cold Blue Tea: Add two spoons of honey and a hand full of ice cubes. 

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