Updated: Apr 26
· Two teaspoons of Butterfly Pea Powder
· 100ml Boiling Water
· 20ml Passionfruit Pulp
· 20ml Passionfruit Fruit Syrup
· 100ml Rooibos Tea (You can use any tea you want)
1. Place two teaspoons of Butterfly Pea Powder in a milk jug
2. Add 100ml of boiling water, stir and allow to cool down
3. Pour the 20ml Passionfruit Pulp at the bottom of your drinking glass.
4. Place the 20ml Passionfruit Syrup and the 100ml Rooibos Tea in your shakers
5. Add Ice.
7. Pour the passionfruit and rooibos mixture into your glass
8. Add some extra ice
9. Pour the Butterfly Pea Powder mixture over the top.
10.See the colour change as the Butterfly Pea Powder touches the acidic passionfruit Mixture.
Butterfly-pea flower tea commonly known as Blue Tea is a caffeine-free herbal tea, or tisane, beverage made from a decoction or infusion of the flower petals or even whole flower of the Clitoria ternatea plant. Clitoria ternatea is also known as butterfly-pea, blue-pea, Aprajita, Cordofan pea, Blue Tea Flowers or Asian pigeonwings.
Derived from a plant that is common to most South East Asian countries butterfly pea flower tea has been brewed for centuries but only recently been introduced to tea drinkers outside the indigenous area. Butterfly pea flower tea gains its distinctive tint from the deep blue color of the petals that has made the plant a popular dye for centuries. One of the aspects of the tea is the fact that the liquid changes color based on the pH level of the substance added to it, for instance, adding lemon juice to the tea will turn it purple.
Clitoria flowers or blue tea flowers are used for their supposed medicinal properties in Ayurveda.