Butterfly pea tea is simply magical. I discovered this magic tea in December during our trip to the island Koh Phayam in Thailand! Butterfly pea tea has a number of healthy properties as well as changing colour when you add one key ingredient. Here are some of the key benefits from drinking this tea.
- caffeine free
- good for skin and hair
- improves eyesight
- stimulates blood circulation
- detoxifies the whole body
- reduces stress and anxiety
- boots immune system
- reduces pain and inflammation
- can treat urinary problems and eye infections
- it is believed to slow down ageing
If you are still not convinced, have a read below – it’s really quite impressive the trick this tea has up its sleeve.
Butterfly Pea TeaCourse: Beverages, TeaCuisine: Vegan, Gluten-freeDifficulty: Easy
This tea combination will blow you away. This is a guide to maximise the flavour and appearance of the butterfly pea tea.
2 tsp butterfly pea tea
2 lime wedge
2 cups of water
- Water temperature
- Most importantly, is not adding boiling water to the tea leaves. Once the water is boiled, let it sit for about 4-5 mins to cool down. Then add the water to your tea.
- Tea Ratio
- Start with a small quantity. Ratio: 1tsp/tea cup
- This tea benefits from a long steep. It can steep up to 10 mins. I leave it in for about 5-6 mins. Again this depends on individual taste buds. The longer it steeps the more the taste intensifies. You can experiment and find out what’s best for you.
- Secret Ingredient
- A lime wedge will turn the tea colour from a deep blue to a magnificent violet colour. Squeeze a tiny bit of lime and watch the colour change.
Where can you purchase this tea?
I have been getting a lot of questions about where to buy this magical tea. My answer is Amazon, however, make sure the tea comes from Thailand as it’s a plant native to Thailand. Furthermore, I would also strongly recommend you purchase an organic/bio quality.
I experimented with a couple of brands and I love the Blau-Tee – Anchan brand the most, and it’s available on Amazon. The highlighted link is a referral link.
Lastly, share below any comments, questions you might have ! I would also love to see your pictures of you trying the butterfly pea tea!!
It is said that the Thai people offered butterfly pea tea only to beloved guests. If you were served this beautiful, calming healthy tea you know you are in the hosts’ good books!