This Blue Butterfly Pea Flower Tea Recipe can be enjoyed either hot or cold and tastes delicious with lemon or lime which changes the color from an indigo blue to a purple pink! You can also add wildflower honey to sweeten this delicious and refreshing tea drink.
- Pyrex measuring cup
- Mesh strainer
Butterfly Pea Tea
- ¼ cup dried butterfly pea flowers
- 2 cups water
- 2 glasses ice
- sugar or simple syrup or honey to taste
- lime juice or lemon juice to taste
Boil 2 cups of water in a kettle. Transfer the water to a medium or large Pyrex measuring cup and add the dried butterfly pea flowers to the water.
Stir the flowers in the water with a spoon and use the back of the spoon to press the flowers against the cup to extract their color.
Continue to press the flowers for a few minutes or the color of the tea is dark enough.
Strain the tea with a mesh strainer and discard the flowers. Add sugar or syrup or honey and/or lemon or lime juice, if using.
Fill two glasses with ice.
Pour the blue pea tea into the glasses.