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...
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.
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...