Blue Butterfly Pea Tea
Updated: Mar 9, 2021
The BLUE BUTTERFLY PEA(Clitoria bracteata) flower is also known as the blue butterfly pea or, simply, blue Thai
The tea’s blue hue is produced by the anthocyanins found in the flower bud. Anthocyanins are organic dyes that have
no harmful effect on the human body.
The tea is full of polyphenols and essential trace elements such as iron, phosphorus, manganese and zinc. In
addition to this, blue tea is a great source of all the B group vitamins.
Promotes hair and nail growth as well as skin regeneration. Cleanses the eyes and promotes gradual improvement of
sight, reducing glaucoma and cataract symptoms.
Improves memory and blood circulation in the brain, helps to relieve insomnia.
Has a calming effect on the nervous system and relaxes the mind.
By accelerating metabolic processes, the polyphenols in the tea contribute to the redistribution and elimination of fats
and liquids in the body.
The tea is great for rituals – for relaxing after meditation and other holistic or mindfulness-based practices.
Different methods of preparation will allow you to make as many as four different shades of tea. Pour boiling water on
the tea to get a blue hue. Add a drop of milk to this and you will get a soft baby blue drink. The most impressive
transformations can be achieved by adding something more acidic: a drop of lemon juice will turn the drink purple,
whereas mixing it with hibiscus tea will turn it a bright red. Opt for glass drinkware so you can enjoy the slowly
Use 3-5 flowers for one cup of tea.
Pour over with boiled water and leave for 3-7 minutes until brewed or until you achieve the desired intensity of
Blue tea is caffeine-free so this will make a great alternative for regular tea.