One of the plants I grow in my garden is the Clitoria ternatea, commonly known as Asian pigeonwings, bluebellvine, blue pea, butterfly pea, cordofan pea and Darwin pea, is a plant species belonging to the family Fabaceae.
It produces beautiful blue flowers, that can be used to make tea, ground to powder it can be used as a natural food coloring
The Butterfly Pea Tea, has many nutritional benefits, it has anti inflammatory, anti oxidant properties. In traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine, Clitoria Ternatea has been consumed for centuries as a memory enhancer, brain booster, anti-stress and calmative agent.
When lemon, honey or anything with acidity is added, blue pea tea will change from blue to purple.
Making Butterfly Pea Tea
Infuse fresh or dried blue butterfly pea flowers in hot water till it is fully infused. Add your sweetener of choice. Drink hot, warm or ice cold. Or make Blue Moon Tea.
You can add milk and make Blue Moon Milk with it. To make blue moon milk, blend the butterfly pea flowers or powder with milk, sweeten and enjoy.