Commonly recognized as Blue Tea, our Butterfly Pea Inclusions is the dried flower and petals of the Clitoria ternatea plant. Caffeine-free, it can be used to make a naturally blue herbal tea, or tisane. The blue infusion can change color to purple or pink when lemon, lime or other ingredients that change the pH are added.
Origin: Thailand | We recommend referring to a healthcare practitioner before using herbs and spices, especially if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
Native to the tropical regions of Asia, the Butterfly Pea Flower is known for its strikingly deep blue color. The flower is used as a natural food coloring and is commonly used to tint rice dishes in Malaysia. In Thailand, a blue drink called "nam dok anchan" is sometimes consumed with a drop of sweet lime juice which turns the drink into a pink-purple color.
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The bag did not come with steeping instructions. What is the recommendation? Thank you.
Asked by Claire Catanach
on February 12th, 2020
Can you use this with the VelociTEA and drink by itself?
Asked by Mitziana Calhoun
on November 21st, 2019
If you are adding this to, say, an 8 oz. cup of green tea, and just want to make it turn blue, how much do you use?