Butterfly pea flower is the other name for Clitoria Ternatea. Clitoria ternatea is popularly known as Asian Pigeonwings , bluebellvine, blue pea, butterfly pea, cordofan pea and Darwin pea. The color of its flower is a vibrant blue with yellow markings. The flower is used for natural food coloring too.
We all have heard about green tea and black tea, but have you ever heard about blue tea?
Butterfly pea flower tea also called as blue tea because of its color is a caffeine-free herbal tea made from the decoction of leaves of Clitoria Ternatea and dried lemongrass, moreover it is made in Southeast Asia.
This tea is very aesthetic in its looks and also is sweet in taste. Tea lovers? This is going to be your new addiction. It also has a very pleasant aroma which makes you and the tea inseparable. Moreover, it also offers innumerable health benefits. Some of the health benefits are listed below.
- Antioxidant Properties and Anti-glycation properties
In short, blue pea tea keeps the hair, skin from ageing prematurely and detoxifies your body from toxicity.
- Anti-diabetic Properties
Blue pea tea reduces your blood sugar level if consumed between meals.
- It helps in reducing anxiety and depression by relieving stress.
- The tea contains various minerals and vitamins and keeps infections away.
- Excellent for heart health
- Furthermore, blue tea has some flavonoids which increase collagen origination, accelerating skin elasticity. It is also good for your hair as it contains anthocyanin, which increases blood flow in the scalp, strengthening hair follicles.
- Boosts brain activity and function and also refreshes the brain.
Purple Tea and Red Tea
The blue tea may also change its color to purple on addition of lemon juice. This is because of the enhancing of acidity by lemon juice thereby causing the pH to change. Likewise, on addition of fuchsia roselle hibiscus, the color of blue tea changes to red.
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