Monday, June 4, 2018

Clitoria Ternatea - Butterfly Pea

Clitoria Ternatea - Blue Pea Page with tips to grow a Butterfly Pea Bush - Blue Pea (Clitoria Ternatea) added today.
The Butterfly Pea is a bush native to SE Asia whose vivid blue flowers are used by the locals for centuries to brew a refreshing tea (Blue Tea) and use the color for food coloring. The flowers are rich in antioxidants, flavonoids and peptides said to have many medicinal benefits.
Have a look at our Clitoria Ternatea a page to find out how easy it is to grow your own Butterfly Pea and brew your own Blue Tea from the flowers.

Flowering Butterfly Pea bush

Starfruit Flowers and Fruit

Blue Tea varieties

Blue tea is brewed using the dried or fresh flowers of the Butterfly Pea bush. You can drink it hot or iced and add lemon juice or other juices up to your liking. The flavour of Blue Tea is woody and earthy.

Blue Tea

Blue Tea

Vivid blue colored Blue Tea

Blue Tea with lemon

Adding some lemon juice or other acidic liquid and the tea changes color to purple.

Vivid purple colored Blue Tea