Butterfly Blue-Pea Flower Tea ♥

Steam rising off my cup of Blue Water Tea ♥

Blue Tea? Really? Yes indeed really and it is super good for you as well as looking that little bit magical. It is about as moody and magical as a unicorn you know! Brew the tea and it will be a beautiful blue colour, add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and it fades to a sensuous shade of purple. If you add some fuchsia leaves it will change to a bright red colour. Cocktail makers around the world are using this tea as a base for their creations and calling it the ‘Mood Ring Cocktail’ (see the recipe link below). You have got to love something so captivating as this ♥ I’m always quite skeptical when it comes to tasting things that look out of the ordinary. I won’t lie, it sat in my tea cabinet for a few weeks before I was brave enough to try it. But I am so pleased I did. I first came across Butterfly Blue-Pea Tea when I was gifted a test tube full of Blue Water Tea from T Totaler https://www.ttotalertea.com/ A naturally blue coloured tea using Butterfly Blue-Pea flowers, blended with Lemon Myrtle and Lemongrass. This is an extra special example of this tea, if it isn’t blended with something as fragrant as the lemon myrtle and lemongrass it can have quite an earthy or woody taste to it.

Where does this hail from?

The Butterfly Blue-Pea plants come from South East Asia where you will find the flowers in several traditional recipes throughout Thailand, Myanmar and Malaysia. The flowers are used as a natural food dye as well as this tea. It has been used for centuries in these countries but has only recently been introduced to tea drinkers outside of the indigenous area. It is commonly mixed with honey and lemon (to alter the shade of colour) and can be served both hot and cold.

Butterfly Blue-Pea

Benefits:

  • Full of antioxidants, just like green tea. Benefits your immune system and assists with fighting off infections
  • Super as a detox tea
  • Great for heart health
  • Analgesic properties – can help with those pesky headaches
  • Anti-aging properties – who doesn’t want to look extra fantastic?
  • Fights internal inflammation and rashes
  • Caffeine free
  • **Not recommended to drink during pregnancy**
http://Photo by Anshu A on Unsplash

Mood Ring Cocktail Recipe – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3PYlN4HGg0

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29 thoughts on “Butterfly Blue-Pea Flower Tea ♥

  1. Well just wow!!! Blue tea! BLUE TEA! This is my kind of thing. How pretty are those pictures. I’ve never seen or heard of this before. My mom has heart problems and she’s also into her antioxidants etc! I’m going to tell her all about this!

    It looks so pretty. I wonder if it’s available in the uk. If I get my hands on it I’ll send you a pic.

    Great post, knowledge and pics as always. Xxxx

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    1. Oooo I hope you can source some, if not let me know and I’ll send you some over. It is so nice and refreshing to drink. Thanks for your kind words ☕❤️

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  2. This tea looks delightful … in, name, in colour, in mood … now I just have to taste 🌟. Definitely want to try this one

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  3. Wow!!!

    This is beautiful, who knew Tea could look that amazing 😍

    For some reason, I have to keep re-following you every time I go on your blog. Don’t want you to think I’m unfollowing 😥

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  4. It’s so bright and beautiful! How cool that it changes colour so dramatically. I’m gonna have to try some of this tea. Thanks for the post, I never would have heard of it otherwise!

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  5. That is a gorgeous deep blue color. Thank you for sharing this with us. Very unique. I am a coffee drinker, but a little over a year ago (after visiting the UK) I started trying different teas. I am excited to try this one.

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  6. Lovely images…I love this tea and drink it quite regularly as well as my favourite green oolong tead and rosella…I love the sound of the Mexican tea on your other blog post…The butterfly pea is also lovely cold I keep a jug in the fridge and it is lovely with lunch for a nice change 🙂

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