Butterfly pea flower's coloring and color shifting abilities can be used for interesting effects in the food service industry such as in beverages like tea or cocktails prepared tableside.
You can also use our butterfly pea flower powder make interesting ice cubes or use it as natural blue food dye to color white rice totally blue. Butterfly pea flower powder can be steeped either hot or cold, it will dissolve much faster in hot water though.
How does tea made with butterfly pea flower powder taste like? Butterfly pea flower tea has a mild vegetal and floral flavor and a deep blue color.
Can you mix butterfly pea flower powder with other teas? Absolutely, in fact you'll notice that the aroma turns much more complex when you add lemongrass to it (see Bluechai Blue Tea which is a blend with butterfly pea flowers & lemongrass). Your blue tea will also taste great with stevia, organic honey, sugar and spices and ginger tea. Here at Bluechai we offer the butterfly pea flowers pure as well.
How to make the butterfly pea powder water/tea change color? To make the blue tea change color from blue to pink, simply mix in a squeeze of lemon juice or lime juice. Your entire cup of blue tea will instantly change to a beautiful royal purple. You can also you vinegar as anything that changes the pH value of your drink will result in a color-change of the butterfl pea flower juice - it's basically a natural Litmus pH Test Strip.
Fun fact: Mix in some baking soda to your now purple/pink drink, stir and it'll instantly change back to blue - makes for a great science party trick!
Either store your butterfly pea flower powder in the original doypack sachet or in an airtight container in a cool, dark, dry place. Our butterfly pea flower powder is made by grinding organic, dried butterfly pea flowers (the scientific name is Clitoria ternatea)
50g/1.8oz - makes 50 cups
Made in Germany - Premium Quality
No Caffeine or Sugar