What is butterfly pea flower?
This special flower is scientifically known as the as clitoria ternatea. It is a perennial plant that grows as vine or creeper. It has distinct blue flowers (which is Blue Brew Tea’s key ingredient!), however, there is a variety which produces white flowers.
Where does the butterfly pea flower come from?
The butterfly pea flower is often found in South East Asian countries like Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia, however, it was introduced to these countries many years ago and actually originated from Africa and India.
What is butterfly pea flower tea?
Butterfly pea flower tea is a herbal tea or tisane which is produced when the flower from the butterfly pea plant is dried and then steeped in hot water. Traditionally, lemongrass, ginger or honey (or all!) was added to enhance the flavour.
What is blue tea?
Blue tea is a shorter name for butterfly pea flower tea. Saying ‘butterfly pea flower tea’ over and over can be exhausting!
How does butterfly pea flower tea taste?
The butterfly pea flower itself has a mild, earthy flavour that is reminiscent of green tea. At Blue Brew Tea, we enhance the flavour by blending the dried butterfly pea flower with other natural herbal ingredients.
Does the butterfly pea flower tea contain caffeine?
The butterfly pea flower itself does not contain caffeine. However, for the Snap Out of the Blues blend, we created a special naturally caffeinated blend by combining the butterfly pea flower with the South American herb, yerba maté, which contains natural caffeine.
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What are the benefits of butterfly pea flower tea /is butterfly pea flower tea good for you?
The butterfly pea flower has long been considered a traditional Ayurvedic medicinal plant. The flower itself is known to have a high concentration of anthocyanins, an impressive and powerful antioxidant, which promotes glowing skin, healthy hair, enhance your immunity and helps to combat heart disease. Head over to our Benefits page for more information!