Butterfly Pea Flower Herbal Tea
Butterfly Pea Flower Herbal Tea
Sometimes called blue tea, butterfly pea flower tea is made from the leaves and flower petals of the clitoria ternatea plant. Butterfly pea flower is commonly grown in Southeast Asia, and brews up a brilliant blue color when prepared as a tea. It has a floral, mildly sweet flavor, somewhat similar to that of chamomile. A fan favorite due to its intense blue color, it can be added to other drinks and even cocktails for a boost of bright blue color! (Add a squeeze of lemon to this tea and watch it turn violet.)
Cups Per Package
This herbal tea is carefully blended and packaged by hand in a reusable tin or a resealable kraft bag. Our 1.5 oz. tin or kraft bag makes approximately 35 – 40 cups of tea. Our 3 oz. kraft bag makes approximately 70 – 80 cups.
Butterfly blue pea flower (Origin: Thailand)
How To Brew Butterfly Pea Flower
Use 1 heaping teaspoon of per 6 oz. water. Heat water to a full boil. Steep for 3 to 5 minutes or more.
After you finish infusing Butterfly Pea Flower Herbal Tea, it should be a deep blue hue. To make the tea turn purple, add a squeeze of lime or lemon juice. (Other citrus fruits work, too—you just need something acidic.) To make nam dok anchan, add sugar or sweetener and citrus to the brewed tea. Butterfly Pea Flower Herbal Tea can be served hot or cold, and also makes a unique base for cocktails and mocktails.
Butterfly Pea Flower Caffeine Content
This herbal tea is naturally caffeine-free.
Butterfly Pea Flower Benefits
Butterfly pea flower is high in antioxidants and anthocyanins.
More About Butterfly Pea Flower
Butterfly pea flower has been used in Southeast Asia for hundreds of years as both a tea and a dye. The flower has a rich history of use in ayurvedic medicine, and is also used in cooking to color and flavor a variety of foods. In countries like Thailand and Vietnam, butterfly pea flower is often prepared with sugar and lime juice, the addition of which turns the tea a bright purple color. This concoction is referred to as nam dok anchan in Thailand, and can be served hot or cold. Other ingredients such as ginger, mint, and cinnamon are sometimes added for a touch of added flavor.
Butterfly pea flower can be consumed on its own as a mellow, floral herbal tea, and is also a unique component in some tea blends. Our Butterfly Pea Flower herbal tea comes from Thailand. Made from the whole flowers of the clitoria ternatea plant, it brews up a beautiful cobalt blue color.
Perfect for entertaining guests, butterfly pea flower is an experiment in a cup! Butterfly pea flower has also become popular as an addition to cocktails, and can be brewed up alongside other herbal ingredients to impart a bright blue color and mellow taste. If you’re in the mood for something new, our butterfly pea flower might be just the thing!
We also sell a custom blend of butterfly pea flower and other ingredients called Miss Violet, which blends butterfly pea flower with purple leaf tea, hibiscus, lavender, and lemon peel for a soothing, healthful tea that brews up a vibrant violet color.
Does butterfly pea flower have caffeine?
No, butterfly pea flower does not contain any caffeine. It’s safe to drink at any time of day and won’t keep you up at night.
What does butterfly pea flower taste like?
Butterfly pea flower has a mellow, floral taste similar to that of chamomile.
What is anchan tea?
Anchan tea is another word for butterfly pea flower tea. In Thailand, a drink called nam dok anchan is made from butterfly pea flower herbal tea, lemon juice, and sugar for a refreshing twist on lemonade with a stunning purple color.