The Butterfly Pea Flower Is A Beautiful Botanical Native To Tropical Asia. It Has Been Consumed As A Tea For Centuries And Has Many Intriguing Health Benefits...
What Is Butterfly Pea Tea?
Also known as Asian Pigeon Wings, Blue Bell Vine, Blue Pea, Cordofan Pea and Darwin Pea, Butterfly Pea (Clitoria Ternatea) is an edible flower used in hot and cold beverages, cooking and other health products.
How Does Butterfly Pea Tea Turn Blue?
The petals from this flower are blue and that’s where the blue colour comes from! When Butterfly Pea Petals are infused in hot water the colour changes to a rich, bright-blue hue. Add a squeeze of Lemon and the tea will magically change to purple! These colour changes occur when the PH balance is altered.
More Than Just Pleasing To The Eye...
Butterfly Pea Flowers are rich in antioxidants. When consumed, this special little flower can help your body fight back against damage like inflammation and signs of ageing in the skin. It’s particularly rich in Anthocyanin, a type of antioxidant also found in Blueberries. This antioxidant is well-known for fighting inflammation and boosting heart health.
Other Benefits Of Butterfly Pea Tea
Butterfly Pea Flowers are growing in popularity all over the world. In Thailand, they are a popular choice for a post-meal treat when mixed with a little Lemon and Honey. Studies have found that the consumption of Butterfly Pea Flowers in beverages did have an impact on increasing antioxidant activity in the body, which in turn can be used to benefit many health functions.