A Magical Blue Tea - Butterfly Pea Flower

July 18, 2019

A Magical Blue Tea - Butterfly Pea Flower

Instagram has been flooded with images of a mysterious blue tea that is capturing the attention of tea lovers around the world. This magical blue tea goes by a name just as pretty as it looks; Butterfly Pea Flower.

What makes it blue you say?

We can liken it to the phenomenon of Lady Gaga. Baby, it was born that way. 

The tea comes from a natural blue flower which contains the same pigment in most naturally occurring blue/purple foods and plants, such as blueberries, eggplant, blackberries and more.

According to the founders of Life of Cha, who discovered the tea during a trip to Thailand in 2015, it has amazing health benefits including anti-inflammatory properties that assist with pain relief. Being high in antioxidants, it improves circulation which leaves the skin, hair and eyes looking much healthier. It also effectively reduces stress and anxiety. 

Where can you buy it from?

Surely by now, you’re wondering if you need to book a flight to Thailand in order to get your hands on this amazing cup of caffeine-free goodness. Lucky for you, this naturally earthy tea is available from the Allegra & Grace store. The mix of the butterfly pea flower, lemongrass and pandan, create a mix of earthy tones with a subtle hint of sweetness, making it even more delectable than ever before.

But wait, there’s more!

This mystical blue tea also has the ability to change colours. It can turn from a deep blue into a gorgeous, bright, violet. The colour changing process is actually quite simple. The strength of the colour can vary depending on the pH level, so when you add something acidic (like lemon) it changes the pH, and therefore changes the colour as well.

Voila! So now when life gives you lemons, you can turn your blue tea into a purple one. That is just way more exciting than lemonade in my opinion.

 




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