What is Butterfly Pea Tea ?


What is Butterfly Pea Tea ? Health benefits and culinary excitement has been created...

Globally the colour blue is an overwhelmingly favourite and the food industry has had great success with blue coloured candy, sugary drinks and cereals. But a vibrant natural blue that is stable, predictable and healthy is rare indeed. Enter Clitoria Ternatea (Blue Butterfly pea vine flower) screaming “I’m a true vibrant blue because nature, in its unruly variety, has made me so and bathed in my colour blue, I bring you wellness in body, mind and spirit.”

Butterfly Pea / Bunga Telang / Shankpushpi / Clitoria Ternatea

Experience the culinary excitement and medicinal properties offered through Butterfly Pea flowers and Blue Butterfly Pea Powder.....

Blue as a butterfly, this powder is made from the natural blue flower of the Malaysia’s Bunga Telang or the Ajaparita plant in India, Anchan in Thailand and of course the Butterfly Pea plant in Australia. To be precise it's scientific name across all regions is "Clitoria Ternatea". Long revered for its medicinal and decorative properties, Blue Pea has been celebrated across the South East Asia sub-continent for the powerful support it offers to the eyes, skin, brain and blood.

Butterfly Pea Tea - photo by Ian Neo Photography

WHY IS IT BLUE? AND WHAT OF ITS COLOUR CHANGING PROPERTIES!

Blue Butterfly Powder & Butterfly Pea has been taking the custom drink world by storm due to its anthocyanins property, the inherent characteristics of its colour dependency on the pH and being able to replace chemical filled blue dyes to produce eye-catching brilliant blue drinks. What is even more astonishing is the sensitive pH nature of the blue giving it chameleon like properties. You can literally watch your drink change from deep blue (pH of 8-4), to vibrant plum (pH of 3), to a light pink (pH of 2) as you pour in any citrus juice such as lemon or lime or any other acidic ingredient!

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BUTTERFLY PEA BENEFITS!

This potent flower, which is also produced as a powder, is known to promote vitality and healthy ageing. It is chock full of antioxidants, including pro-anthocyanidin (supports skin collagen and elasticity) and anthocyanin (supports hair and eye health), both of which promote the overall healthy life cycle of your cells.*

Blue Butterfly Pea is a notable nerve tonic, and provides support to the digestive, circulatory, and central nervous systems.* It has long been used in Ayurvedic traditions to support memory, balanced mood and a healthy immune system.*

MyBlueTea @Organic Blue Butterfly Pea Powder is freeze dried via our process to sustain the cellular and molecular structure of the plant as closely as possible to how it exists in nature, delivering you maximum nutrition and benefits.

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Butterfly Pea Tea - so refreshing - adds a bit of fun with its colour changing properties

BREWING BLUE PEA FLOWER TEA :

For best results to reap the health benefits from this herb, add your desired amount of the Blue Butterfly Pea Powder into cold, tepid or warm water and allow to dissolve.

Alternatively put 5 to 10 organic dried butterfly pea flowers into your tea pot (say 600 mls), add boiling water, steep for 5-10 minutes depending on desired colour. You can add wild honey or rice sugar for a sweeter taste if required.

For that special moment add a touch of freshly squeezed lemon juice to turn the colour from blue to purple. You may also like to chill some butterfly pea flower tea and add some ice cubes for a delicious cold blue ice tea or add to your cocktails as blue ice cubes.

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WHAT ARE THE USES OF BUTTERFLY PEA ?

Blue Latte or Latte àu thé Papillon Bleu - create some latte art effect, add MY BLUE TEA - Butterfly Pea Powder to frothy soy milk/milk/vanilla milk, add honey for sweetness and create some "cool" art in your mug!

Kanga Blue Lattee - was shared many times on Instagram

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FUN WITH BUTTERFLY PEA FLOWER & OUR BLUE BUTTERFLY PEA POWDER -

- Cocktails:

Purple Sangria with My Blue Tea's - Blue Butterfly Pea Powder

Green Yellow Iced Tea - to think that this liquid started off as Bluuuue

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- Natural Food Dye:

Butterfly pea flowers are cooked and squeezed to make blue colour natural food dye for dessert's, traditional kuih and cooking. It is widely used in Malaysian cooking such as in Nyonya Kuih and Nasi Kerabu or simply a as tea. In fact, Butterfly Pea has been used as food dye by the Peranakan or the Straits Chinese in Melaka, Penang, Singapore since the 14th century in their traditional called "Pulut Tai Tai" - and this elegant kueh is only served during Peranakan weddings.

Pulut Tai-tai - Visit our blog for Pulut Tai Tai recipe.

- Desserts -

Blue Velvet Cupcakes recipe - its yum! Try it today!

Blue Butterfly Pea Ice Cream with Purple Sweet Potato Powder - Vegan

- Smoothies/Smoothie Bowls - Vegan Galore

Smoothie Bowl - just sprinkle with all our Organic Blue Butterfly Pea Powder for this beauty

How to make this gorgeous Butterfly Pea Bounty Bars ?

- Jelly

50 Shades of Blue with MY BLUE TEA's Blue Butterfly Pea Powder

- with the quality of our Blue Butterfly Pea Powder this jellycake artisan managed to create 50 Shades of Blue jello. Went wild on instagram!

- HEALTH & BEAUTY

Butterfly Pea Bathbombs with My Blue Tea by Sheer Lush, Australia

Children's safety is our priority - hence our client has created a safe Play Dough for children using our product, with Butterfly Pea Powder and all other natural plant based colours and flavours. The only problem is it tasted too good with Kaffir Lime Leaf Powder and the kids thought its "cookie dough" that....hmmm...

What are the side effects of blue butterfly pea tea?

Though no side effects have come to the fore, it is always recommended that everything in moderation so s to not to prolong the consumption of blue butterfly pea. If you are pregnant or are breastfeeding, it is advised to take your doctor’s opinion before you include blue butterfly pea tea in your diet.

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REFERENCES

[1] https://www.instah.com/diet/12-health-benefits-blue-butterfly-pea/

(2) https://herbpathy.com/Uses-and-Benefits-of-Butterfly-Pea-Cid1381

(3) https://alsearsmd.com/2016/07/why-butterfly-pea-flower-effective/

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