Butterfly Pea Tea

30 mins


Butterfly Pea Tea

Southeast Asia is well-known for its use of natural remedies, some of which have dubious effects yet are now widely utilized worldwide. Ginseng and ginger, for example, have been used for centuries in Asia to boost health and wellbeing and are now widely utilized globally.

Similarly, this incredibly beautiful blue tea made from the butterfly pea flower is a powerhouse of antioxidants, just like green tea, which may be highly beneficial to hair and skin health.

What is Butterfly Pea Tea?

Butterfly Pea Tea, more accurately called Butterfly Pea Flower Tea, is a simple drink popular in Thailand, where it is known as Nahm Dok Anchan. This sort of flower tea, like jasmine-infused water and hibiscus tea, is ideal as an afternoon pick-me-up or after supper.

As mentioned earlier, it is high in antioxidants. It has been linked to a variety of health advantages, including enhanced weight loss, improved blood sugar control, and better hair and skin health.

It’s extremely adaptable and has few adverse effects, making it an excellent prospective addition to your diet.

Let’s learn how to prepare Butterfly Pea Tea, which is simple to make and looks and tastes delicious.

Notable Ingredients at a Glance

Butterfly Pea Flowers: You can use either fresh or dried butterfly pea blossoms. They don’t really provide much of a taste on their own. However, a few flowers would be enough if you want a lighter blue tone.

You may pretty much determine whether you want to use a few or a lot of flowers. But, if you’re going to get its benefits, you should use it more frequently.

Water: Use water as per your requirement.

Lime/lemon: Use lime or lemon juice to taste.

How to prepare Butterfly Pea Tea?

Add four tablespoons of butterfly pea flower in a tea kettle, fresh or dried.

Add warm water to it and steep for 5 minutes or longer for a darker hue.

Strain the content into a cup and add one teaspoon of lime or lemon juice to notice how the color changes to a lovely purple!

Serve it hot immediately.

You can also serve it in the form of a cocktail instead of tea. To prepare a great exotic cocktail, add sugar and lemongrass into it.

Note: If you make a large batch of plain or sweetened blue tea, you can store it in the fridge for 2-3 days. If you prefer to drink it with lemon or lime juice, just add it when you’re ready to have it.

Some Expert Tips to Prepare Butterfly Pea Tea

  • If using fresh flowers, remove the green stem and leaves because they will make the tea taste bitter if left in.
  • Allow the flowers to be steep in hot water for a few minutes before pressing them against the cup with the back of a spoon to extract more color.
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Butterfly Pea Tea

  • Author: Mish
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x


Butterfly pea tea is an incredibly beautiful blue tea made from the butterfly pea flower.  It is a powerhouse of antioxidants just like green tea.


  • 4 tablespoon Dried Butterfly pea
  • 6 cups Water
  • 1 Lime/lemon


  1. Add 4 tablespoon butterfly pea flower to a kettle
  2. Add warm water.
  3. Steep for 5 minutes, steep longer for a deep color.
  4. Strain into a cup and squeeze a lime or lemon and see how the color changes to a pretty purple.
  5. Serve this beautiful drink hot.


You can add sweetener and lemongrass to make a delicious exotic drink.

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins

Keywords: Butterfly Pea Tea

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