Brewing a cup of butterfly pea flower tea, made from a Southeast Asian flower, is like seeing a glow stick turn from a boring translucent-gray tube into a glimmering neon cylinder for the first time. Just add water and it’s a deep midnight-cobalt blue. Squeeze in lemon, and it transforms into a rich violet.
It may be the color of novelty frozen all-inclusive resort cocktails, but it doesn’t taste sweet and syrupy. Instead, the blue water is earthy and woody—more similar to a fine green tea than it is to blue curaçao or Jolly Ranchers.
Petals in a flower are usually meant for beautification but in case of butterfly blue pea, they have a greater role to play. Composed of eleven varieties of flavonol glycosides and a high concentration of anthocyanin, this part of the flower is definitely much more than what meets the eye. The best part is that much of this goodness, meaning the deep blue tinge as also the components dissolve readily in boiling water, thus implying that the resultant beverage is a power-pack of health benefits. Many health & beauty products are derived from this flower because of the positive effects of the flavanoid, quercetin has on skin & hair. The hot or cold tea is extremely thirst quenching and relaxing.
RICH IN ANTIOXIDANTS
Butterfly Pea Flower is packed full of antioxidants such as Proanthocyanidin and Anthocyanin which stops the harmful effects of free radicals. This helps to improve overall cell health by preventing premature aging, cutting the risk of cancer and other diseases.
Proanthocyanidin is one of the most powerful antioxidants as it is able to increase the collagen and elasticity in skin cells.
The antioxidant contained in Butterfly Pea Flower called proanthocyanidin improves the flow of blood through the capillaries in the eyes. This helps the eyes to ajust quickly in changes of light, therefore improving sharpness of vision. Recent scientific studies of Butterfly Pea Flower have shown it to be effective in stopping the progress of cataracts and improving night vision.
According to “The Ayurvedic medicine Clitoria ternatea—From traditional use to scientific assessment” Butterfly Pea Flower has been used for centuries in traditional Ayurvedic medicine as a memory enhancer.
Feeling blue? This amazing flower also reduces stress and depression!
STRONG IMMUNE SYSTEM
Having a strong immune system is beneficial to everyone, it does a remarkable job in defending your body against disease-causing microorganisms.
Because of the high antioxidant content in Butterfly Pea Flower it boosts the bodies immunity.
For centuries women in Asia have used the Butterfly Pea or Butterfly Pea Flower to promote dark, lustrous, thick hair. The flower has a high Bioflavonoid content which is an ingredient used in modern hair products to stimulate hair growth.
100% ORGANIC TEA
The color of the Butterfly Pea Flower is completely natural and organic. No chemicals are used in the production of our tea, the flowers are harvested daily in the morning during bloom and then dried in an all natural progress.