Butterfly Blue Pea Flower
A smooth lightly vegetative cup. Rare herbal tea consumed for health at Thai herbal spas.
HEALTH PROPERTIES: What does Ayurveda say about the Blue Pea Flower? According to India's traditional medicine, Blue Pea Flower has been in use for centuries as an antidepressant, anticonvulsant, sedative and memory enhancer. Amazing!
CAFFEINE LEVELS: Caffeine Free
TEA SOURCING: Ingredients sourced Thailand (Petchabun)
INGREDIENTS: Butterly Blue Pea Flower
ETHICS: Ethical Tea Partnership and GMO free
THE STORY OF BUTTERFLY BLUE PEA FLOWER
The petals of the Blue Pea Flower have been used for millenia to add color to celebratory drinks. In Thailand, where we've sourced this luxury grade dried Blue Pea Flower, the Thai people have had a love affair with a syrupy beverage known as nam dok anchan. This fabulous beverage made with dried flowers, lime juice and sugar. It is as delicious as it is easy to prepare.
Here's how you make it. You'll need: 12 dried flowers, Lime juice, Sugar. Start by soaking the flowers in 1 cup of freshly boiled water per serving. Let them steep for 15 minutes, then strain. Notice the deep blue hue of the water. Next, add a few drops of lime juice for sweetness and watch your glass turn purple. Pour over ice, serve with a slice of lime and get ready to say "mmm".
If you don't have the time to make your own nam dok anchan, these also petals make a fabulous ingredient to your own custom tea and herbal blends. Experiment, and get the blues today!
BREWING INSTRUCTIONS FOR HOT TEA: Infuse one slightly heaping teaspoon for each 8 ounce cup with water brought to a boil for 3-15 minutes.
NUMBER OF CUPS: 15-20 cups from each 50 grams of tea, with a single use of the leaves. Loose leaf tea is traditionally infused 3 times, with a different flavor profile following each infusion. Accordingly, each 50 gram bag can make up to 60 cups of tea.