Butterfly Pea Flower Tea Latte

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Butterfly Pea Flower Latte is not only beautiful in color but also very refreshing drink that you can make at home for yourself and your guests.

butterfly pea flower latte

I grow butterfly pea flower plant in my backyard. They are so robust, especially during rainy season.

The plant crawls and fill up the gate at the backyard with blue flowers here and there. They are so beautiful. I pick the flowers and dry them up for keep.

butterfly pea flower tea
dried butterfly pea flower tea

The tiny flowers are so versatile. I usually use them for making blue drink, baking bread or cakes or traditional dessert.

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Grow This Plant

Grow your own butterfly pea flower at your own home! They are so easy to grow and the flowers will be abundant in cool weather.

Buy the seeds or if you have seen your neighbor growing this plant, you can ask for the seeds. The seeds are from its pod. The pod is white in color and there are seeds in it.

Just plant the seeds in a pot. They grow so fast.

Health Benefits

Not only this drink is beautiful and attractive, it also has a lot of health benefits.

The butterfly pea flower itself has no distinct flavors. It has a bit of floral flavor. That’s why I add some lemongrass and pandan leaves to make it more aromatic.

Let’s check the health benefits of each ingredients.

Butterfly Pea Flower Benefits

Butterfly pea flower has a lot of antioxidants in it.

Drinking butterfly pea flower may help with weight loss and it improves skin and hair condition.

Pandan Leaves Benefits

Pandan leaves is an excellent source of vitamins and antioxidants to help boost the immune system and prevent cancer and heart disease.

If there is no fresh pandan leaves in your area, you can use the dried form. The dried leaves will have the same extract when brewed.

Lemongrass Benefits

Lemongrass can help prevent the growth of some bacteria and yeast. It also has a lot of antioxidants.

Drinking lemongrass tea helps relieve anxiety and it has a relaxing effect.

Butterfly Pea Flower Latte Recipe

For the tea:

  • 10 gr rock sugar
  • 25 pcs butterfly pea flower
  • 2 pcs pandan leaves
  • 2 pcs lemongrass
  • 250 cc water

Milk:

  • 200 cc evaporated milk 
  • 100 cc fresh milk 

How To

  • Put the ingredients for tea in a pot. Let it boil with high heat. Turn down the heat. Let it simmer for 10 minutes. Let it cool and strain to take away the flowers and leaves.
  • Put some ice cubes in a glass. Pour evaporated milk and fresh milk into the glass.
  • Pour the butterfly pea flower tea into the glass. Stir well.
  • Enjoy!

Note

If you skip using rock sugar, you can use condensed milk or stevia instead.

Evaporated milk combined with fresh milk to reduce its thickness.

For those allergic to dairy products, plant-based milk can be used like almond milk or oat milk.

If you like butterfly pea flower without the milk, you can refer to this recipe to make a bottle or two to keep in the fridge.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q: Is butterfly pea flower tea safe to consume regularly?

A: Butterfly pea flower tea is generally considered safe for most individuals when consumed in moderation. Consult your healthcare provider before making it a regular part of your diet.

Q: Can I use dried butterfly pea flowers?

A: Absolutely! Dried butterfly pea flowers are commonly used to make the tea. In fact, many people and I find them more convenient than fresh flowers, as they have a longer shelf life and can be easily stored.

Q: How can I enhance the color-changing properties?

A: To make the most of the color-changing abilities, add an acidic substance like lemon or lime juice to the tea. This will shift the pH level, turning the deep blue hue of the tea to a vibrant purple.

Q: Does the tea contain caffeine?

A: No, butterfly pea flower tea is naturally caffeine-free. This makes it a great choice for those looking to avoid caffeine or for those wanting a soothing beverage before bedtime.

Conclusion

Butterfly pea flower tea milk tea isn’t just a treat for the eyes; it’s a delightful journey of flavors. If you’re looking for a beverage that’s both visually striking and deeply rooted in tradition, reach for a butterfly pea flower tea latte.

There are other tea with milk recipes you can check here: Assam Milk Tea, Rose Milk Tea, Oolong Milk Tea.

butterfly pea flower latte

BUTTERFLY PEA FLOWER LATTE

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Butterfly Pea Flower Latte is not only beautiful in color but also very refreshing drink that you can make at home for yourself and your guests.

Ingredients

Blue Tea

  • 10 gr rock sugar
  • 25 pcs butterfly pea flower
  • 2 pcs pandan leaves
  • 2 pcs lemongrass
  • 250 cc water

  • For the tea: 10 gr rock sugar 25 pcs butterfly pea flower 2 pcs pandan leaves 2 pcs lemongrass 250 cc water Milk: 200 cc evaporated milk 100 cc fresh milk Tips & Trick: If you skip using rock sugar, you can use condensed milk instead. Evaporated milk combined with fresh milk to reduce its thickness.

For latte

  • 200 cc evaporated milk
  • 100 cc fresh milk

Instructions

  1. Put the ingredients for tea in a pot. Let it boil with high heat. Turn down the heat. Let it simmer for 10 minutes. Let it cool and strain to take away the flowers and leaves.
  2. Put some ice cubes in a glass. Pour evaporated milk and fresh milk into the glass.
  3. Pour the butterfly pea flower tea into the glass. Stir well.
  4. Enjoy!

Notes

If you skip using rock sugar, you can use condensed milk or stevia instead.

Evaporated milk is combined with fresh milk to reduce its thickness.

For those allergic to dairy products, plant-based milk can be used like almond milk or oat milk.

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