A hot drink is great for a cold spring morning, and a chilled drink is refreshing on a warm summer day, and the best drink for both is tea! So let’s talk about one of our favorites, Blue Butterfly Pea Flower Tea.
This blue tea comes from Southeast Asia, and is famous for its bright blue color that changes to a darker blue or even purple when you add a hint of citrus. It has a light yet earthy flavor that goes well with a bit of honey or sugar, and mixes well with mint tea or passion fruit juice. It has a lot of health benefits too!
Blue Butterfly Pea Flower Tea is known for having a high antioxidant content which is tied to helping prevent many diseases, everything from diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. It also contains anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting components such as flavonoids, tannins, and polyphenols.
Traditionally, it has also been credited as a memory enhancer, nootropic, antistress, anxiolytic, antidepressant, anticonvulsant, and has a tranquilizing and sedative effect on the drinker. Other studies have claimed it handles everything from weight loss to being beneficial for eye health and even having anti-aging qualities.The final benefit is more about what isn’t in it than what is. Unlike most tea, Blue Butterfly Pea Flower Tea doesn’t contain any caffeine and like all home-brewed tea it has no more sugar than you put into it. With a lot of health benefits and without the downsides of processed drinks, it can be the perfect drink for anyone concerned about their health. Not to mention, it’s just a fun and beautiful way of getting in more of the H2O we all need!
How to Make Blue Butterfly Pea Flower Tea
We’ve made a great video for those of you who like visual directions, which you can watch here or on youtube!
But for those of you who like written instructions, look no further:
What you'll need:
- Dried Blue Butterfly Pea Flowers: (you can get these in many locations online)
- 1.5 tbsp per cup for hot tea,
- 3 tbsp per cup for iced tea
- Hot water, brought to 208o
- 1 lemon, or lemon juice to taste
- Sweetener of choice to taste
How to make it:
Step 1: Prepare the Blue Butterfly Pea Flowers. You can use any steeping method.
Step 2: Prepare your hot water and pour into a cup. The temperature doesn't have to be exact, but it is recommended to be hotter than a boil.
Step 3: Steep the leaves in the water for about 15 minutes for iced tea, or 5-6 minutes for hot tea. Since this is an herbal tea, you don't have to worry about overheating it!
Step 4: Add a good squeeze of lemon juice. The average lemon has about 2 tbsp of juice, so you can replace the lemon with about 1/2 tbsp lemon juice per cup of tea.
Step 5: Add sweetener here as desired.
Step 6: If you’re making iced tea, carefully add ice and stir until melted.
Finally: Drink and enjoy!
A Final Bit of Advice
The water you use for your tea will greatly affect the flavor of it, and boiling it . If you’re home tap water isn’t quite up to snuff, you have a few options. An expensive fix would be to buy filtered water before boiling it, but your best option is to use a water filter which you can get attached to a sink, in a fridge, your whole house, or a water pitcher. If you also have hard water symptoms, we highly recommend looking at our Manor Duo system. The water softener side can prevent hard water symptoms and remove hard water scale, while the carbon filter will help remove many of the contaminants that alter the taste of water. You can contact our inside sales team at (844) 733-4593 to help find the best water treatment solution for you!
So for those of you looking for the best cup of tea, try our favorite: The Blue Butterfly Pea Flower Tea.