Life of Cha - Organic Crystal Tea
Made right here in Sydney by Life of Cha, this is their version of the Blue Butterfly Pea Tea, which is dried butterfly pea flowers that are beautifully blended with Australian-grown lemon myrtle and ginger, making it a refreshing tonic that you can drink hot or iced!
INGREDIENTS : 100% Organic Butterfly Pea Flower, Australian Lemon Myrtle and Ginger
Why is Butterfly Pea Flower Tea Blue?
You may have seen these instafamous blue teas and wondered if it was all natural? You'll be glad to know it is 100% natural!
The vibrant blue hue from this blue pea flower comes from anthocyanins (blue pigments similar to blueberries and purple cabbage which are high in antioxidants).
If you add 1 drop of lemon or lime juice into this blue tea it will magically transform into a purple tea!
How Does Blue Pea Tea Change Colour?
This colour change from blue to purple happens when the pH of the tea is lowered (as a result of the acidic lemon). A fun alternative to the litmus test for the kids and a fun drink to enjoy afterwards!
Perfect for cocktails, relaxing warm teas, smoothies, cakes, popsicles and anything you want to naturally colour blue!
Health benefits of the Blue Butterfly Pea Tea
Although the blue butterfly pea tea is mostly known as a food coloring in western countries, it's pretty popular in Asia as a "welcome drink" in massage parlours and spas. It's known as a "beauty tea" as promotes circulation to skin, hair and eyes.
Here are some of its notable benefits:
Helps with hair growth and strengthening
Treats eye infections and other eye-related health concerns
Increases blood circulation in the head
Has anti-inflammatory and anti-depression properties
Helps in promoting collagen production and maintaining skin elasticity
How to make the Blue Butterfly Pea Tea Properly
Here's a simple guide on how to create your own magical and delicious Blue Butterly Pea tea:
Add 1-2 teaspoons of Crystal Butterfly Pea Tea into a 250ml cup. Make sure that there are around 3-4 dried butterfly pea flowers in there.
Let it steep in water at 100 degrees Celsius for about 5-8 minutes.
Strain the tea leaves and sweeten it up with a little honey (optional). To change the colour from blue to purple, you can add just a few drops of lemon juice.
What does Blue Butterfly Pea Flowers tea taste like?
The tea itself has a slight grassy and vegetal taste. This is why we created Crystal Blue Butterfly Pea tea which is a unique blend of organic Australian lemon myrtle and ginger. The lemon tones and citrus flavour make it a great choice for a warm magical tea or a fun iced tea.
Does butterfly blue pea tea contain caffeine?
Technically, the butterfly blue pea is a tea but not like green tea or black tea. It's more of an herbal infusion or tisane, just like chamomile tea or mint tea. This is also why butterfly blue pea tea is caffeine-free!
When should I drink the butterfly pea flowers tea?
You can drink the butterfly blue pea tea anytime! It doesn't have any caffeine so you don't have to worry about getting sleep-deprived.
Can I drink too much butterfly pea flowers tea?
Butterfly pea flowers tea is fairly safe to drink daily since it is a good addition to a healthy lifestyle. However, drinking it excessively may lead to nausea or diarrhoea so remember to consume it moderately.
Is the butterfly pea flowers tea safe to drink during pregnancy?
Herbal tea is generally considered a healthy drink but is not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women.