BUTTERFLY PEA FLOWERS
A bright indigo flower containing a high source in the antioxidant anthocyanin protecting our bodies. Natural & caffeine free this mild tasting tea has a beautiful intense blue colour which will change from blue to purple and pink when you add lime or lemon juice.
This beautiful indigo flower is rich in antioxidants, flavonoids, & peptides. Its colour can also be used as a natural dye.
|Botanical Name||Clitoria ternatea|
|Organic Status||Certified Organic|
|Country of Origin||Thailand|
Add a teaspoon of honey and squeeze of lemon to your tea and serve hot or over ice.
Add to hot water and allow to cool to room temperature then freeze in ice cube trays. As the ice melts in a cocktail or lemonade for the kids the blue ice will melt to pink!
Make a simple syrup by placing 1 tbs of flowers in 1 cup of boiled water. Add 1 cup of sugar and stir until dissolved and allow to cool. You can strain out the flowers and this colour change syrup will keep in the fridge for a few weeks.
A very interesting tea to try:
- Add honey and lemon for the traditional Thai welcome drink – nam dok anchan
- Add 3 teaspoons to a bottle of Gin, Vodka, Tequila or White Rum to make your own blue cocktails which will magically change to pink with the addition of lime juice!
- Make blue ice by freezing the tea. If you serve these in a lemonade or cocktail they will slowly turn the cocktail pink as the ice melts and changes colour.
Store in cool, dry area away from direct sunlight.
Blue Antioxidant Latte
Makes 1 serve
1 cup cashew milk
1 tbsp maple syrup
1/2 tsp blue butterfly pea flower powder
1/2 tsp blue spirulina
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
Add milk to pan over a medium heat & warm until hot but not boiling. Whisk in maple syrup.
Add the butterfly pea flower powder, blue spirulina, vanilla extract & cinnamon into a large mug.
While whisking, add the hot cashew milk.
Information on the traditional uses and properties are provided on this site is for educational use only, and is not intended as medical advice. If you have any serious health concerns, you should always check with your health care practitioner before use.