Butterfly pea flower, originated from Southeast Asia, creates mesmerizing appeal in both traditional and modern cuisine and beverage. The flower works its magic. It’s tempting. It makes vibrant color schemes from midnight blue to sunset purple.
The Butterfly Blue Pea Flower blend is a reasonably smooth lightly vegetative cup. This rare herbal tea is consumed for 'health' at Thai herbal spas. The petals of the Blue Pea Flower, have been used immemorial to add colour to celebratory drinks in various locales around the world.
Start by soaking the flowers in 1 cup of freshly boiled water per serving. Let the flowers steep for 15 minutes, then strain. Notice the deep blue hue of the water. Next, add a few drops of lemon for taste and watch your glass turn purple.
Once water is added to the tea, the deep blue liquid changes color based on the pH level of whatever is added next. Served hot or cold, mix with honey, ginger, mint, or experiment with other tea and herbal blends.
Fans of the Butterfly Blue Pea Flower Herbal tea also use it in lemonade, cocktails, and as a natural food color.