Friday, 11 December 2015

5 Top Health Benefits Of Blue Butterfly Pea Flower Tea Recipe | Clitoria Ternatea Tea


When I wrote about butterfly pea flower a few weeks back, I had mentioned about the butterfly pea tea in the post. One of my friends asked me to write in detail about butterfly pea tea so I thought I will give step by step instructions for making this wonderful tea. Butterfly pea is called sangu pushpam in Tamil and the tea made with it not only looks beautiful (it has got a vivid blue color) but it is full of antioxidants too. Though you can make the tea with fresh flowers each time, I would suggest drying the flowers during summer time so you can use it year around. To dry, collect the flowers and spread it on a plate, cover with a thin mesh and sun dry till crisp and store. Now you can make antioxidant tea all year round. These are the health benefits of drinking butterfly pea tea: 1. Butterfly pea tea is full of antioxidants and has been proven through clinical research. You can find the link to the study here. 2. Butterfly pea tea has been proven to have anti glycation properties. Glycation is damage caused to protein because of sugar molecules and it is one of the main causes of skin aging. Butterfly pea tea prevents this damage and helps prevent premature aging of our skin. You can find the link to the study here. 3. Butterfly pea tea has been shown to have anti inflammatory properties. 4. Butterfly pea tea is very good for people suffering from chronic fatigue as it improves vitality. 5. The tea has been proven to have analgesic properties (pain relieving properties). You can find the link to the study proving it's analgesic and anti inflammatory properties here. If you don't have the flowers, you can easily order it online through shops like amazon, they sell organic dried butterfly pea flowers. Side effects: This tea has fewer side effects, in fact I couldn't find any side effects at all and it also has been clinically proven to have very very low toxicity even when taken in large quantities. In our farm butterfly pea flowers grown in abundance so I collect it everyday till I have enough flowers, dry them and store for future use. This tea is very easy to make and can be served as a refreshing drink and I have to add it looks stunningly beautiful if served in transparent glasses. Another beautiful thing about this tea is when we add lemon juice to the tea, the color changes. Though it sounds childish, I love to watch the color of the tea change from purple to beautiful pink color after adding lemon juice to it, a must try tea...




METHOD:
1. Collect fresh flowers, wash and spread them on a plate and sun dry till crisp covered with a net.


2. To make the tea, boil water and pour the boiling water over the dried flowers, steep till the color of the water changes to blue color.


3. Strain and add honey to taste.


3. Your beautiful blue tea is ready, pour into a serving glass.



4. Now for the magic part, add few drops of lemon and see the color change to beautiful purplish pink. If you add more of the juice it will turn fully pink.


NOTES:

  • You can use either the fresh or dried flowers. 
  • This tea is full of antioxidants and has been proven through clinical research.
  • Add lemon juice according to your taste, the color change will depend on the amount of lemon juice...

78 comments:

  1. Just tried it me n my sis loved it ... we added a pinch of salt to it

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  2. Is this safe for pregnancy/trying to be pregnant?

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    1. This butterfly pea tea actually helps in fertility and has very low toxicity...

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    2. Hi, i have helped 3 couples to conceived, 1st couple'child us now 7 years old juz started school this year, 2nd couple's now 6months old, 3rd couple is giving birth soon, juz give me sone details n i will be abke to help. Looking forward to hear from you soon

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    3. Shirley Tan.. what sort of details do you need.. ?

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    4. I just ordered a bag from Amazon. I steeps then added honey & it’s delicious. I love the benefits &a look forward to taking them.��

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  3. I think this would be good for RA. I will be further looking into this appealing qwenching blue elixer.

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    1. Haha it does look like some sort of potion, blue elixir

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  4. U have an amazing blog...love reading all ur post...:-)

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    1. www.instagram.com/blueteaindia in case you wish to see what more this FLOWER can do in FOOD and BEVERAGE

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  5. I've heard it also makes great kombucha

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  6. I have noticed two varieties of this flower. The single and double flower petal variety. Is the double petal variety also good got tea making? I've noticed most blogs show the single variety in pictures but I wonder if the same tea and benefits can also be made from the double flower variety?

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    1. We have the double petal variety butterfly pea flowers at home too. You can use them also for making tea, it has the same benefits...

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    2. We use it to color our desserts, especially glutinous rice.

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  7. Yes so amazing...everyday we drink blue pea tea with my boss..my boss tell us drink every day

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  8. Thank you for responding Ramya! Great my double variety seedlings have started to sprout I can't wait for them to mature an flower!

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  9. Hello Ramya,

    I have seen similar type of flowers growing wild in my area. How do I confirm it is Butterfly pea? i never thought it can have medicinal importance.

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    1. Sandy, look at the shape, color and size of the flowers and also at the plant, butterfly pea plant is a creeper.....

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    2. Hi Ramya,

      I am searching for the plant or it's seeds, to grow them in my house. Could you please help me in this?

      Thanks
      Viswanadh

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    3. Hi Ramya,

      I want to grow these plant could you please provide some information about how I can get it's seeds.

      Thanks and Regards
      Viswanadh

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    4. This blue butterfly pea plant is very very common as it grows wild everywhere, you can easily buy it in any nursery in India..

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    5. I have been planting and cultivating butterfly pea for years, i am also selling blue ternatea tea. I am from Malaysia, it may be impossible for you to get the sibling. If you wish I would be gladly post to you a dozen or two of the seed...but you need to bear the postage...Regards

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  10. Yeah.. it is the same. It has been growing as a wild plant. Never new it has potent ingredients. The tea does not have any strong taste. It is just a mild colorful drink full of antioxidants. Thanks for sharing Ramya.

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  11. Also good in omelet with sauce soy.The juice of the washed flowers boiled with sugar; good and , free.

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  12. Also good in omelet with sauce soy.The juice of the washed flowers boiled with sugar; good and , free.

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    1. I will need to try out also after the real production.

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  13. Just had it in my lemon iced tea...with lemon grass, passion fruit and blue berry tea. Splendid!

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  14. We Chinese used it to colour our glutinous rice for dessert and jelly making.

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  15. We Chinese used it to colour our glutinous rice for dessert and jelly making.

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  16. We Chinese used it to colour our glutinous rice for dessert and jelly making.

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  17. Ramya..Thank you so much for this information,never knew about this and tried with white pea flower which i have it in my garden. So refreshing it is.

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  18. Does it flower whole year? If their are any other medicational use of the flowers or leaves. What is the blooming season in climate like in west uttar pradesh

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    1. Butterfly pea does not flower throughout the year, usually it flowers during the monsoon season. Look for the flowers during late summer season when the rains start...

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    2. But in Thailand we can plant it for the whole year visit us to find more information www.butterflypea.com

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  19. Hi Ramya! Accidentally tumbled upon to your blog which is very informative with a simple English language and very beautiful professional looking photographs.Hope they were captured by you. All the best ! - Somasundaram - Namakkal.

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    1. Hello Sir, I am glad you find the blog useful. All the photographs in this blog were taken by me, I enjoy photography a lot...:)

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  20. Hi Ramya, thank you so much for the information. Your blog is very informative and amazing. May I share your blog so that more people can benefit from your wisdom ?

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    1. I will be very glad if you share the blog with others....:)

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  21. hi ramya... thnx for this info, just want to ask.. if we will use fresh flowers, shall we use the same process... pouring hot water in it? thnx

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    1. You can use the same process for making the tea with fresh flowers too...

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    2. @ramya Thank you for this Blog and couple of others I went through!

      I wanted to know : Where are the best farms of this FLOWER in India?
      Is it in Kerela People grow it as a CROP?
      Is it also cultivated on Large Scale?

      I am a PROFESSOR from IMT Ghaziabad and Some of our students are looking to do a Business project out of it!
      Can we talk on Mail?

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      Sunil
      sunilchandrasaha@gmail.com
      +919971345205

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  22. W have plenty of this flowers in our garden. But never thought it can be used as food, drink and medicine. Thanks a lot!

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  23. Hi Ramya
    This is mu fav flower tea.
    I drink it daily.
    It helps in keeping my hair healthy and my complexion nice and smooth.
    I hv a fb page Have A Cuppa Blue Tea, an online business selling these dried organic flowers online.
    And I ve been sharing yr blog with my friends

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  24. informative..

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  25. Greetings Ramya, my sister gave me lots of seedlings last summer season. Now, the blue-violet flower just bloom around our garden and I just love watching them everyday. I never knew even my sister of the name and its health benefits. I'm so glad I got to your blog. Thank you so much. More power and God bless! :)

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  26. Is there any scientific evidence of the health benefits of this plant or is it just word of mouth?

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    1. I have given links to all the studies that supports the uses of butterfly pea in the post, just click on the links...

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  27. where can we find the proof of food safety and health benefits of this?

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    1. Clitoria Ternatea is considered very safe and has low toxicity and has been used traditionally for many years.I found a study proving the low toxicity levels: http://www.irjponline.com/admin/php/uploads/739_pdf.pdf

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  28. is blue turnate same as blue-butterfly pea-tea? i was so much confused.

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  29. I have the double petal variety. Should I collect the flowers when they burst or when they're still buds?

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    1. We usually collect the flowers, once they bloom...

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  30. I would like to know what it tastes like. Is it sweet or butter and do the dried flowers smell or does this flower not have a flowery scent? Thank you

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    1. It absolutely has no taste or smell and tastes very bland :). It just looks beautiful but with wonderful medicinal uses.....

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  31. I was amaze when i discovered this blue tarnate plant when a friend of mine give me a seedling and now growning in my garden, so lovely to stear them blooming a blue flowers. Is this safe to make a tea to a diabetic person?

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  32. Hi, i saw some website listed all the health benefits of the tea but at the end they said it's not good for pregnant and breastfeeding women to consume because excess consumption will cause toxic effects. Is that true?

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  33. How many flowers do u use for a cup would u say ? I have just grown and have double purple / white / sky blue colours....Want to try for the colours and see :-)

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    1. 4 Dry Flowers in a Cup is Great which is 0.25 gram. Brew it for 2 min
      Have it with Mint and Lemon to see color Change. #COLORCHANGINGTEA - bluetea.co.in

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  34. Looks like Shankapushpi flower.

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    1. It is shankupushpi. The scientific name is clitoria ternatea.

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  35. It's time to dry and keep my bunga telang

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  36. Hi Ramya, I live in The Netherlands and I ordered sead, so next year maybe we also wil have bleu butterfly pea tea :-)
    Thanks for your blog.
    Kind regards Joke.

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  37. Awesome product. Love that it had the dried flowers and the powder separated but sold together in one package!
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071V9J1TV

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  38. Hello, I would like to know if there is theine in this flower ? Can children drink it ? Many thanks.

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    1. Yes. It's proven that it's good for memory. Children can drink it. We have research documents for it.
      Please ask for it if you wish to order.

      bluzire@gmail.com
      9971345205

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    1. We use only the flowers for making the tea and I would suggest the same...

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    2. Thank you Ms. Ramya, and it's great that you have introduced the product to the WORLD of CULINARY. Chefs are loving it and so are bartenders. It's a Bliss for TEA LOVERS. A treat to eyes and health.

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  40. How to buy this product, im here in naga city camarines sur

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    1. I can send it to you. If you like!
      blueteaindia@gmail.com

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  41. Thanks for the information. In Marathi it's called Gokarma.

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    1. Let me know if you wish to order it! For FOOD / DRINKS and TEA
      bluetea.co.in
      Now In India

      www.instagram.com/blueteaindia

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  42. I just ordered a bag from Amazon. I made it as u directed & its delicious! I drink green tea w/honey daily instead of coffee or sodas bc of the antioxidants. I mixed them together & made a pitcher. I look forward to reaping the benefits.😁

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    1. Great you tasted it. Used in FOOD, DRINKS, MOCKTAILS/COCKTAILS, DESSERTS, SALADS. We have created all of it.
      www.instagram.com/blueteaindia
      Now it's available in India in Sun dried Dry Form and ensuring all it's richness is intact.

      +919971345205 for India and Global deliveries. We are now supplying to TAJ HOTELS India and Malvidives too.

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  43. Hello Ramya, Thanks for the health beneficial information. Can we use the pea pods for cooking or in salad?

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    1. YES- Used in FOOD, DRINKS, MOCKTAILS/COCKTAILS, DESSERTS, SALADS. We have created all of it.
      www.instagram.com/blueteaindia
      Now it's available in India in Sun dried Dry Form and ensuring all it's richness is intact.

      +919971345205 for India and Global deliveries. We are now supplying to TAJ HOTELS India and Malvidives too.

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Thank you for taking your time to comment, it means a lot to me. Your comments and feedback's are my main motivation. Since I want to reply personally to each and every comment, it takes some time for me to reply. Please forgive me if I take some time to answer your questions - Ramya