Homemade Butterfly Pea Flower Iced Tea Recipe
Before we get going with the Homemade Butterfly Pea Flower Iced Tea Recipe, there are a few things you must know about this herbal tea.
Butterfly pea flower tea comes from the plant Clitoria Ternatea, found in the majority of South Asian countries. Its electric blue flowers are easily recognized for their beauty.
Their bright blue color and the tons of health benefits they offer have made these flowers a popular food ingredient over the centuries.
You can choose to simply pour warm water over these magically beautiful flowers and make yourself a herbal tea, commonly called blue tea.
Or you can bless your taste buds by making not hot but Iced Tea. Here’s how!
- 1/4 Cup Food-grade dried Blue Butterfly Pea Flower Tea
- 1-2 Cup Boiling Water
- 1 Tbsp Honey/ Brown Sugar or any sweetener of your choice
- 1 Tbsp Freshly squeezed lemon juice, to taste
- 2 lemon wedges (to garnish, optional) Optional
- Mint leaves (to garnish, optional
- 2 Cups 2 cups ice cubes
To make Homemade Butterfly Pea Flower iced Tea, start the recipe by heating the water in a kettle. Use one cup of water for each person you are making the tea for. If you are making just for one, simply boil a mug of water and follow the next steps.
Add 1⁄8th cup of Blue Butterfly Pea Flower Tea for each person in a mesh tea ball.
Put a tea ball into the kettle of hot water (or mug), and steep for 3–8 minutes. More if you want a strong-tasting tea.
After letting the tea steep long enough, pour the hot tea over the 1 cup of ice in a glass.
Mix lemon juice and honey or brown sugar as per your preference.
Garnish with mint leaves and lemon wedges. Serve and cherish!
- It is best to remove the green stems and leaves if you are using fresh flowers since they tend to make the tea taste bitter if left on.
- You will see the color of your drink change from blue to purple as lemon juice is added.
- Do not steep your tea for more than 10 minutes, as it may get bitter in taste.
- You can add soda, 7 up, or sprite to add more zest to your iced tea, right before garnishing.
The Final Words
Isn’t it easy to make? You don’t even need to be a kitchen pro in order to enjoy this refreshing yet nourishing summer special iced tea!
How is it nourishing, you ask?
Well, Butterfly Pea Tea has extensive amounts of antioxidants. This helps relieves stress and anxiety and improves heart health. Tea is a low-calorie drink to lose weight.
It’s a great alternative to paracetamol. Plus, it has brain-improving chemicals like acetylcholine that prevent memory loss. Additionally, it has anti-aging qualities. It even helps cleanse your liver, pancreas, and intestine while improving the health of your digestive system.
By drinking this tea regularly, you can prevent your body from absorbing excess glucose from the diet. Thus helping against diabetes.
The only problem is pregnant women should not drink this tea, as it may react and cause side effects.
In fact, even a regular person should not consume more than 3-4 cups of blue tea in a day, or they may suffer from vomiting, nausea, or diarrhea.
Until you are taking it in moderation, this Homemade Butterfly Pea Flower iced Tea recipe is a boon you can never deny loving!
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