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July 18, 2019
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.
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.
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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June 05, 2019
Winter is here and while the weather is cooling down, it’s ushering in the season of hibernation, complete with chunky knit blankets, Netflix binges and tea drinking.
While enjoying a good cuppa is a year-round occurrence for us at Allegra & Grace, we know there’s nothing better than escaping the clutches of winter and wrapping your hands around a steaming cup of tea.
May 04, 2019
‘A cup of tea shared with a friend is happiness tasted and time well spent!’ – Anonymous
With the chillier weather brewing comes a time for friends and family to flock together, to revel in each other’s company and bask in warm settings sharing a hot cuppa and conversation.
April 02, 2019
Tea is an easy and delicious way to give your body a hydrating boost, as well as a little something extra when it comes to health, beauty and function. But with over 3,000 different varieties, it can be overwhelming when you begin to find your perfect tea.The best method for choosing your tea blend is to stop and ask yourself why you need it in the first place. At Allegra & Grace, we want you to enjoy your tea experience, so we’ve compiled a list of the many moods you may find yourself in when reaching for a cuppa.
Learn how to create your very own relaxation ritual with tea on the Allegra & Grace blog or shop the full range of Allegra & Grace products now.