CRYSTAL - Health Inspired Tea by Life of Cha
Our version of the Blue Butterfly Pea Tea has the lowest moisture content which means it remains produces a more vibrant blue colour, stays fresher & longer shelf life.
It is beautifully blended with Australian-grown lemon myrtle and ginger, making it a refreshing tonic that you can drink hot or iced!
INGREDIENTS : 100% Organic Butterfly Pea Flower, Australian Lemon Myrtle and Ginger
Our Crystal Blue Butterfly Pea tea is one of our best-sellers.
Why is Butterfly Pea Flower Tea Blue?
You may have seen these instafamous blue teas and wondered if it was all natural? You'll be glad to know it is 100% natural!
The vibrant blue hue from this blue pea flower comes from anthocyanins (blue pigments similar to blueberries and purple cabbage which are high in antioxidants).
If you add 1 drop of lemon or lime juice into this blue tea it will magically transform into a purple tea!
How Does Blue Pea Tea Change Colour?
This colour change from blue to purple happens when the pH of the tea is lowered (as a result of the acidic lemon). A fun alternative to the litmus test for the kids and a fun drink to enjoy afterwards!
Perfect for cocktails, relaxing warm teas, smoothies, cakes, popsicles and anything you want to naturally colour blue!
Health benefits of the Blue Butterfly Pea Tea
Although the blue butterfly pea tea is mostly known as a food coloring in western countries, it's pretty popular in Asia as a "welcome drink" in massage parlours and spas. It's known as a "beauty tea" as promotes circulation to skin, hair and eyes.
Here are some of its notable benefits:
Helps with hair growth and strengthening
Treats eye infections and other eye-related health concerns
Increases blood circulation in the head
Has anti-inflammatory and anti-depression properties
Helps in promoting collagen production and maintaining skin elasticity
How to make the Blue Butterfly Pea Tea Properly
Here's a simple guide on how to create your own magical and delicious Blue Butterly Pea tea:
- Add 1-2 teaspoons of Crystal Butterfly Pea Tea into a 250ml cup. Make sure that there are around 3-4 dried butterfly pea flowers in there.
- Let it steep in water at 100 degrees Celsius for about 5-8 minutes.
- Strain the tea leaves and sweeten it up with a little honey (optional). To change the color from blue to purple, you can add just a few drops of lemon juice.