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Butterfly Pea Tea Recipe served in two tall glasses.

BUTTERFLY PEA TEA RECIPE

Gari
This Butterfly Pea Tea Recipe is a beautiful blue tea that can be served hot or cold. It is a magical tea that is blue in color but changes color to purple when you add lemon or lime to it. Since it's rising in popularity, I thought to make and share the recipe with you guys.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Course Drinks/ Beverages, Tea
Cuisine Asian
Servings 2 servings
Calories 49 kcal

Equipment

Teapot
Kettle
Glass

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

How to Make on Stove-Top:

  • Boil 2 cups of water in the kettle. Pour water into the Tea kettle and add butterfly pea flowers to the insulated infuser.
    Steep for 3 minutes. Then strain the tea and discard the flowers.

How to Make in an Instant Pot

  • Add Butterfly Pea Flowers and water to the inner pot of the Instant Pot. Close the lid, and with the vent in the sealing position, pressure cook for 1 minute.
  • Once the timer beeps, immediately release the pressure by turning the vent in the venting position.
  • When the valve goes down, and pressure is released, strain the tea and remove all the flowers.
    Open the lid and strain the tea using a mesh strainer.

Serving Tea:

  • To Serve Hot: Pour the tea into the cup and add sweetener (o your choice) and lemon juice and enjoy!
    To Serve Cold: Half-full the glass with ice cubes. Then pour tea into the glasses and add sweetener (of your choice) and lemon juice, and enjoy!
  • You can also add some mint leaves, blueberries, or raspberries to the tea.

Notes

TIPS
  1. If you want a strong flavor, steep the flowers in water for a longer time and when discarding the flowers, press the flowers with the back to the spoon to extract all the flavor from the flowers.
  2. Do not steep tea for more than 10 minutes, as it will make tea bitter.
  3. Use lemon juice to change the color from blue to purple.
  4. To make unsweetened iced tea, do not add any sweetener like honey/sugar.
STORAGE
if you made a big batch of butterfly pea flower tea, store it in the fridge for 2-3 days. Add lemon juice only when you the serving it. Top the tea with mint leaves and blueberries, and enjoy!
 
Nutrition Facts
BUTTERFLY PEA TEA RECIPE
Amount per Serving
Calories
 
49
Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
1
g
2
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Sodium
 
25
mg
1
%
Carbohydrates
 
14
g
5
%
Sugar
 
12
g
13
%
Protein
 
1
g
2
%
Calcium
 
14
mg
1
%
Vitamin C
 
12
mg
15
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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