Blue Tea - Butterfly Pea FlowerThe bright blue petals from the flowers of the blue butterfly pea plant have been used as an ingredient in herbal tea drinks throughout the region for centuries as well as used in cooking.
The Clitoria ternatea plant, also referred to as the butterfly pea, blue pea, Aprajita, Cordofan pea, blue tea or Asian pigeon wings, is a plant from the Fabaceae family and is commonly found throughout South East Asia.
One of the aspects of the blue tea or butterfly pea, is the fact that the liquid changes colour based on the pH level of the substance added to it, for instance, adding lemon juice to the tea will turn it purple.
Lovely flowers - all ready to make my naturally coloured sourdough now.
I just received your tea . Thank you so much for the lovely card! And the lemon tea. We went to Thailand and my family loved the fragrant tea there. Look forward to trying it . Thanks Jane