MY HERB CLINIC ® BLUE BUTTERFLY PEA FLOWER ORGANIC POWDER - MATCHA VITALITY
Butterfly Pea Flower Organic Powder Tea
Butterfly pea flower tea is an incredibly popular herbal drink, for both hot and cold uses, made from dried butterfly pea flowers.
It is caffeine-free and comes from a plant called Clitoria ternatea, which is native to Southeast Asia.
The flowers are a gorgeous deep blue hue, with a tinge of purple that colours and lightly flavours the water. The flavour has been described as slightly sweet, but neutral and pleasant, and easily blends into other flavours, like other stronger flavoured herbs, sparkling water, or lemonade for example.
The colour goes from blue to purple when the pH level changes. Adding something acidic like lemon juice changes the colour.
BREW IT HOT
TEA: 1/2 teaspoon butterfly pea flower powder
STEEP TIME: 5 minutes
BREW IT COLD
ICED TEA: 1/2 teaspoon butterfly pea flower powder. Dissolve in warm liquid and allow to cool. Add ice and a slice of lime or lemon for a fun colour changing effect.
Botanical Name - Clitoria ternatea
Organic Status - Organically Grown
Country of Origin - China
Plant Part - Flowers
Form - Powder
Also used in all manner of cosmetic and skin products due to its vibrant colour and natural constituents.