The Hottest Tea Craze of Today: Butterfly Pea Tea

By Marina Krivonossova on April 12, 2021

Attention all tea drinkers! If you’re anything like me, you love your tea. And I don’t mean the bottled, pre-sweetened stuff you can get from the drink aisle at the local supermarket. I mean the proper, freshly brewed tea you prepare from the comfort of your own home. Tea has so many incredible health benefits, and the delicious taste is just a bonus. However, it’s fair to say that most tea doesn’t look the most exciting. Green, yellow, and brown are the most common colors of your favorite tea.

Freshly brewed and strained butterfly pea tea (image via Marina Krivonossova)

So, what if I told you that there’s such a thing as a naturally bright-blue tea that changes to purple when you add lemon juice? You’d probably call me crazy, but I promise I’m not! I’m talking about the hottest tea craze: butterfly pea tea. Intrigued? Keep reading. I’ll tell you all about it.

What is butterfly pea tea? Butterfly pea tea is tea that’s brewed from flowers of the plant commonly known as Asian pigeonwings, blue pea, and butterfly pea (Tea How). This plant, with its brightly colored purplish-blue flowers, originated in Southeast Asia, and it’s made its way to the rest of the world for use in all sorts of colorful foods and beverages.

What’s so special about butterfly pea tea? Unlike most teas, it’s a really neat, bright-blue color! And that color is 100% natural. What’s even cooler is that when the tea comes in contact with something acidic, like lemon juice, it turns purple. You can use butterfly pea tea to make really neat-looking and delicious hot drinks, cocktails, slushies, and so much more.

Freshly brewed and strained butterfly pea tea with added lemon juice (image via Marina Krivonossova)

Are there any health benefits to butterfly pea tea? Butterfly pea tea is said to be a natural stress reliever, anti-inflammatory, and immune system booster (Tea & Breakfast). Seriously, is there anything this tea can’t do?

Okay, you’ve convinced me. Where can I buy butterfly pea tea? Lucky for you, this tea isn’t just available at niche tea stores that are virtually impossible to find. You can actually order some from the convenience of your home from Amazon!

Butterfly pea tea, the hottest tea craze of today, is certainly here to stay. It’s beautiful, healthy, and delicious. I know that the minute you try it out for yourself, you’ll see what all the hype is about!

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