Fun with Butterfly Pea

Fun with Butterfly Pea

There's a reason Butterfly Pea has been a highly sought after herbal... it's so much fun! This blue flower serves as a natural food color and brews a deep, vivid blue. And if you add lemon or other citrus to the Butterfly Pea infusion, it changes to magenta or purple. 

We've been having a blast in the Tea Sip kitchen brewing up some blue-tea-ful beverages. Grab a bag of Butterfly Pea and get to making!


Blue Ice Cubes

This is the easiest way to jazz up a glass of.... anything!

You'll Need

Brew up a cup (or more!) of Butterfly Pea by using the ratio 1 tablespoon Butterfly Pea to 8 ounces of water. Let the infusion steep the recommended amount of time (5 minutes), and then remove the leaves or pour the infusion into another vessel so it can cool. Once cool, pour the infusion into the ice trays leaving a little bit of room so the mixture can expand. Gently transfer to your freezer and wait as patiently as possible for the ice cubes to freeze.  

We poured Topo Chico over our ice cubes, but you can use these in your favorite iced tea, water, or other sparkling beverage.

Butterfly Pea Lemonade

There's no better way to experience the color changing abilities of Butterfly Pea than to make lemonade!

You'll Need

  • 1 tablespoon Butterfly Pea Flower - Shop Butterfly Pea
  • 8 ounces boiling water
  • Any brew device - Show Brew Wares
  • A jar or cup for the Butterfly Pea infusion
  • Your favorite brand of lemonade
  • Ice and a cup
  • Spoon or stir stick

Brew up a cup of Butterfly Pea with 1 tablespoon to 8 ounces of water - this will achieve a bright, blue color with a light flavor that will mix well with the lemonade. Let the infusion steep the recommended amount of time (5 minutes), and then remove the leaves or pour the infusion into another vessel so it can cool. Pour up a cup of lemonade and then, pour the Butterfly Pea infusion into your glass of lemonade. Add your desired amount, but about an ounce or more will do!

The lemonade will immediately change the color of the Butterfly Pea to a bright magenta! Grab a spoon or a stir stick and mix the lemonade together for a full purple cup.

Butterfly Pea Latte

Who says you can't have fun with your tea latte? This caffeine free herbal serves as a mild infusion that is amplified with a little bit of honey and milk. Make this latte hot or iced - either way, it will be blue!


You'll Need

  • 2 tablespoons Butterfly Pea Flower - Shop Butterfly Pea
  • 6 ounces boiling water
  • Any brew device - Show Brew Wares
  • 6 ounces of your favorite milk - we used soy milk
  • Milk Frother (any one will do! We recommend this one from Ikea)
  • 1 tablespoon Honey

Make your Butterfly Pea concentrate by brewing 2 tablespoons of Butterfly Pea in 6 ounces of water. Let this infuse for 5 minutes. While the Butterfly Pea is steeping, heat the milk in the microwave for 30 seconds or until warm. Use the milk frother to froth your milk to your desired consistency. When the 5 minutes is up on the Butterfly Pea infusion, pour the infusion into your favorite latte mug. Stir in the honey and then pour the frothed milk into your mug. Cheers!



What else do you like making with your Butterfly Pea flowers? Let us know!

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