Magic Butterfly Pea Blossom Tea

It’s not just the luminous hue and color-changing properties of this herbal tea that make it magical. Butterfly Pea Blossom Tea is also a medicinal herb with many beneficial properties. A native flower of Southeast Asia, butterfly pea flower has been used in traditional herbal medicine, and consumed as a daily tisane, for centuries.

Butterfly Pea Blossom Tea

Blue Butterfly Pea Flower Tea

Watching this tea brew is amazing! In minutes you can see the inky indigo hue permeate throughout the teapot until it reaches a deep purple color.

You might imagine that with such an eye-catching color, the flavor would be equally vibrant, but actually, the taste is quite mild. It has a subtle earthiness that pairs well with other more fragrant herbs, lemon, or sweetener.

In Thailand, it’s often enjoyed with lemon and sugar as a beverage served at spas, and as an after dinner tisane.

Color-Changing Properties

Butterfly Pea Blossom TeaWhen lemon or any other acidic substance is added to butterfly pea blossom tea, you can watch the color instantly change to a bright purple color! Many restaurants and tea companies have been experimenting with this tea to create creative color-changing cocktails and Instagram-worthy drinks.

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We poured a small amount of concentrated pea blossom tea over a cup of our Lemon Ginger Herbal Tea to create a visually stunning and delicious drink.

Health Benefits of Butterfly Pea Flower Tea

Butterfly Pea Blossom has been used in traditional medicine across Southeast Asia, including Ayurveda, for centuries. There are many claims made about the medical benefits of this tea and has been used to treat a wide array of health problems from skin and hair issues, to eyesight and infertility. Some of the medicinal properties include:

  • Nootropic properties: Enhances memory, cognitive ability, creativity, and motivation
  • Reduces stress, anxiety, and depression
  • Tranquilizing and sedative, with anticonvulsive properties
  • Antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory

Where to find Butterfly Pea Blossom Tea

We now offer this spectacular tea on our website and in-store! You can purchase it online here.

We hope you enjoy this colorful and wholesome tea!

by Chloe Bolton