Butterfly Pea Tea (Blue Tea)

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


  • 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.