Blue Butterfly Pea Flower (Clitoria Ternatea)
Clitoria ternatea is a plant native to Asia. It is distinguished by its striking, vibrant blue flowers. that own their color to the high concentration in the antioxidant molecules anthocyanins.
The butterfly pea flower tea gives a distinctive tint to teas from the deep blue color of the petal which has made the plant a popular dye for centuries. One feature of the tea is that the liquid changes color depending on the pH level of the material added to it; for example, adding lemon juice to the tea turns it purple.
It's also well-known for its therapeutic characteristics, which have been linked to a number of possible health advantages. Butterfly pea flowers are high in antioxidants, which help to maintain skin and hair health, regulate blood sugar levels, decrease inflammation, and relieve fevers, among other things.
◉ Herbs and botanicals should be stored in airtight glass containers -in a cool, dark, and dry area- to preserve their flavor and properties.
Herbal Tea Brewing Instructions
- Heat the water to just the point when it starts to boil.
- Add 1 teaspoon of loose tea, to a tea infuser or tea bag, for 180ml - 240ml of water.
- Pour the heated water (right off the boil) over the tea, cover your cup, and steep for 7-10 minutes or longer.
- Add honey or stevia for sweetness, if desired.
Follow these additional steps to make the perfect cup of tea!