Butterfly pea flower tea is a beautiful blue colored herbal tea with many health benefits. This herbal tea is steeped in how water and turns a dark blue color. It has earthy flavor that pairs well with coconut milk and honey.
Thailand is known for the butterfly pea flower tea they drink. Pea flower tea is an herbal tea that is made with a blue pea flower, and is brightly colored blue. You will find that this tea is one that you need to order online if you are not living in Southeast Asia area. The dried flowers offer that stunning deep blue color that is mesmerizing.
What Are The Benefits Of Butterfly Pea Flower Tea?
The butterfly pea flower has anthocyanins which is the same bright blue color found in blueberries. You will find you can get a good source of antioxidants, great for aiding in weight loss, blood sugar levels, immune system support, as well as skin care, and more. You will find that the butterfly pea plant was also used as a natural food coloring for desserts and more. The color-changing properties were one that really intrigued many. Then the tea drinkers began sipping on this for all the health benefits.
How to Make This Butterfly Pea Flower Tea
Add your dried pea flowers to a cup and pour your boiling water over the top. Stir and then allow the flowers to steep.
Once the tea has steeped as directed you can flavor with honey, maple syrup, or even a simple syrup or sweetener of choice. You will find that even though it offers a rich blue color, the flavor is very mild and you will want to flavor.
Consider squeezing in a little fresh lemon or lime juice as well. For hot tea I prefer lemon, and then if I serve this over ice I prefer lime.
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Butterfly Pea Flower Tea Recipe
Butterfly pea flower tea is a beautiful blue colored herbal tea with many health benefits. Enjoy this herbal tea with coconut milk and honey.
- Prep Time: 1 minute
- Cook Time: 3 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 1 cup 1x
- Category: tea
- Method: kettle
- Cuisine: American
- 1 teaspoon butterfly pea flower tea
- 1 cup boiling water
- Add a teaspoon of dried butterfly pea flowers to a cup and pour over with boiling water.
- Stir the flowers and allow the to steep for 3-5 minutes. The longer the flowers steep, the darker blue the tea will be.
- Filter the flower out and discard them (I compost mine). Serve the tea warm with cream and sugar if you like. I prefer to use coconut cream and raw honey in this tea. Enjoy!
- Serving Size: 1 cup
- Calories: 5 calories
- Sugar: 0
- Sodium: 0
- Fat: 0
- Saturated Fat: 0
- Unsaturated Fat: 0
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 0
- Fiber: 0
- Protein: 0
- Cholesterol: 0