Butterfly Pea Tea

Butterfly Pea Tea or Blue Pea Tea.

One of the plants I grow in my garden is the Clitoria ternatea, commonly known as Asian pigeonwings, bluebellvineblue peabutterfly peacordofan 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 Clitoria ternatea plant is a climbing vine, and the flowers eventually become pea pods that split and self disperse.

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.

Blue Pea tea with a dash of lemon

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.

Blue Moon Milk
Butterfly Pea Tea

Author: Omolabake for #OunjeAladun

Food should be an experience, one to be savored, explored, experimented with, played with and expressed. I hope I can take you on different parts of my journeys with food through Ounje Aladun. I'm Omolabake Bode-Matthew, a Foodie, Gardener, Entrepreneur ( I run a healthy beverage options company Fontaine De Vie), Mum, Wife, Lawyer by certificates lol, pretend art enthusiast, lover of good music, can't sing, can't dance... And I welcome you to my blog.

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