Blue Pea Flower Tea aka Blue Tea is a herbal tea made from the blue colored flowers of the Clitoria ternatea plant. It’s grown in South East Asian countries, mostly Thailand and Vietnam. Blue pea tea is also called Blue butterfly pea tea, Anchan Tea, Color Changing Tea, Clitoria Tea, Thai Blue Tea, Blue Tea, Blue Chai and Aparajita Tea.
It’s one of the prettiest teas in the world of herbal teas. Blue tea has an intense blue color, unlike any other tea in the world. It has a unique scent: a bit earthy and woody. Once steeped, the scent changes to a slightly sour and citric.
Talking about the taste, the flavor is very delicate. It’s slightly woody and slightly sweet, with a light floral note which makes it very refreshing. When compared to other floral teas, such as rose, jasmine or lavender, blue pea flower has the most delicate flavor which many tea drinkers will probably find pleasant. Read here to know about health benefits of Blue Pea Flower.
How to Make Blue Pea Flower Tea – Hot or Ice Tea?
To make a cup of hot Blue pea Flower Tea, you simply need to follow a few steps.
2 cups Water
5-6 Dried flowers
1 tsp honey Optional
1 tsp Lemon juice Optional
Bring the water to a boil at 80 degree Celcius temperature. Pour over the dried flowers. Steep for about 4 minutes, till the water turns blue.
Add some honey and lemon juice if you want. Enjoy!
Recipe of Ice Tea using Blue Pea Flower Tea:
3 glass of cold water
2 tablespoon honey
6-7 Hibiscus petals
9-10 Blue Pea Flowers
1 cinnamon stick
3 thin slices of ginger
Put Hibiscus petals and Butterfly Pea Flower Tea in a jar that is filled with water. Add the cinnamon and ginger.
Close and shake the bottle.
Put it in fridge and cold brew overnight.
Remove the next day and strain.
Add the honey and serve.
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