Butterfly Pea Flower Lemonade

I love tea, so it was no surprise when I received Butterfly Pea Flower tea as a gift. This tea brews a brilliant blue color, and makes for a unique beverage.

When the Butterfly Pea Flower tea is mixed with something acidic, the pH causes it to turn a brilliant purple color.

For this recipe, you will need:

~ Butterfly Pea Flower tea
~ Sugar (I like to use organic sugar)
~ Lemonade – we are a fan of Santa Cruz Organic Lemonade (or you can make your own)

I don’t know that I have seen Butteryfly Pea Flowers in the store, although I have seen it in tea blends. It is easy to find on Amazon.com.

Start by steeping the tea, making a blue concentrate. You can make a big batch, or even just steep a smaller amount. I just use more of the butterfly pea flowers to make it a darker color concentrate. I don’t usually measure out any specific amounts, but if I am using 8oz of water, I use 2-3 times the amount of pea flowers I would use for a single cup of tea. I also add a couple spoonfuls of sugar, so that the concentrate doesn’t dilute the sweetness of the lemonade.

Pour over lemonade. You can get it to form more of a layered effect, or mix it in to get an overall purple color. The blue Butterfly Pea Flower tea reacts with the lemonade to make a beautiful color!

What do you think?

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15 Comments
  • melissa chapman
    January 29, 2020

    I have not heard about Butterfly tea but it has such an unusual color. I am vegan so i have to try this mix soon.

  • Amber Myers
    January 29, 2020

    This looks like my kind of lemonade. It’s pretty, for one, and I am intrigued by the flavor. I’ll have to try this out!

  • Liz Mays
    January 29, 2020

    Oh this is so cool! I haven’t made a lemonade like this before but I’m super interested in trying out those flower flavors!

  • cait
    January 29, 2020

    i dont know if id want to try this ha im not a huge fan of pea but perhaps mixed with lemonade it wouldnt be too bad

  • Brandy
    January 30, 2020

    What an interesting type of lemonade. I’ve never heard of butterfly pea flower lemonade before. Sounds like something I’d try.

  • Dhemz
    January 30, 2020

    My family back home in the Philippines grow this plant! Some people combined it when making steamed rice. I heard that this type of plant helps and prevents cancer.

  • Gervin Khan
    January 30, 2020

    I have never tried to taste a butterfly plea flower lemonade, it looks delicious base on the color but I am so intrigue on it’s taste. I am going to try to make this, thanks for sharing!

  • Chris Hoov
    January 30, 2020

    Looks so nice..! I love its color.. Im so excited to try this one.. Thanks for sharing..

  • Ruth I
    January 30, 2020

    Never have tried even thought about it. I am keen of having this of my check lists. Must be very nice to have with some tequila.

  • Catalina
    January 30, 2020

    wow! This lemonade is worth to try! I am so curious how it tastes!

  • Lynndee
    January 30, 2020

    I have never had a butterfly pea flower lemonade before. What an interesting drink! I’d like to give it a try.

  • Kathy
    January 30, 2020

    This sounds really good. I love that it’s purple too. I definitely want to give this lemonade a try.

  • Amber Killmon
    January 30, 2020

    That sounds extremely interesting. I’m a huge fan of lemonade and this sounds like something I may enjoy.

  • Cathy Mini
    January 31, 2020

    Wow, this is really interesting, I loved lavender and looks I love to try this perfect for tomorrow lunch.

  • Ana
    February 12, 2020

    That butterfly pea flower lemonade looks so refreshing! I’d love to give it a try!