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!
melissa chapmanJanuary 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 MyersJanuary 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 MaysJanuary 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!
caitJanuary 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
BrandyJanuary 30, 2020
What an interesting type of lemonade. I’ve never heard of butterfly pea flower lemonade before. Sounds like something I’d try.
DhemzJanuary 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 KhanJanuary 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 HoovJanuary 30, 2020
Looks so nice..! I love its color.. Im so excited to try this one.. Thanks for sharing..
Ruth IJanuary 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.
CatalinaJanuary 30, 2020
wow! This lemonade is worth to try! I am so curious how it tastes!
LynndeeJanuary 30, 2020
I have never had a butterfly pea flower lemonade before. What an interesting drink! I’d like to give it a try.
KathyJanuary 30, 2020
This sounds really good. I love that it’s purple too. I definitely want to give this lemonade a try.
Amber KillmonJanuary 30, 2020
That sounds extremely interesting. I’m a huge fan of lemonade and this sounds like something I may enjoy.
Cathy MiniJanuary 31, 2020
Wow, this is really interesting, I loved lavender and looks I love to try this perfect for tomorrow lunch.
AnaFebruary 12, 2020
That butterfly pea flower lemonade looks so refreshing! I’d love to give it a try!