I’ve been seeing the butterfly pea flower tea all over the internet, and finally tried some! We picked up a few ounces of Piper & Leaf Piper Mint Blues while visiting the art museum I mentioned a couple posts ago. Not only is the flavor interesting and soothing, but it brews to a very unique shade!
This tisane is created in Huntsville, AL, which isn’t too far from me! It had a really unique taste, unlike any herbal blend I’ve ever had. And I love the blue color it steeps to.
Ingredients: Spearmint, Blueberries, Ginger, Blackberries, Butterfly Pea Flowers, Peppermint and Wintergreen.
As I mentioned above, this blend’s flavor is really different. Ginger brings spice, which cools down with two kinds of mint. Those are the elements that stand out to me most in both taste and aroma. The blue and blackberry essences show up later, bringing a sweetness to this blend to balance out its other strong flavors.
I’ve read that adding lemon and other types of flowers and liquids to this tea turns it different shades, so I might have to do a post about that in the near future as well!
In addition to being fun and tasty, butterfly pea blossoms are high in antioxidants like green tea, and also have been shown to protect the skin from aging. This tea is really common in Thailand and Malaysia, but has recently grown in popularity in the U.S.
Have you had butterfly pea flower tea? Let me know in the comments what you thought of it, and what it was blended with.