Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Purple Butterfly Pea Tea made from Ohio Tea Company Teas!

This tea is super easy to make.  You make it like any other herbal tea.  And it turns out a beautiful blue color, you add citrus and you get a gorgeous purple color.  

The first time I made this tea I took 8 teaspoons of the butterfly pea blossoms and put them with hot water and no sugar- since I was adding lemonade to it.   I let it steep for about 10 minutes.

The tea by itself does not have a ton of flavor.   So, I have now added lavender and mint to the tea and the flavor is wonderful.

$5.25 an ounce
There are at least 28 known species of Lavender - some of these are wild and some are commercially cultivated - the plant grows everywhere from parts of Africa to China.

$5. an ounce
The Butterfly pea flower is native to southeast Asia and makes for beautiful, purplish blue cup when brewed on its own. 

$3.25 an ounce
A refreshing blend of green tea and mint, this tea suggests cool Mediterranean breezes along a hot afternoon desert. Made with tightly rolled gunpowder green tea to ensure briskness.

To make:

Add the 3 teas together and steep.  I have played around with adding less butterfly pea blossoms, because I really just need a little to get the color to change, it's not the flavor I am going for.   I add about 2-3 teaspoons of butterfly pea.

I also don't want the lavender to overtake, so I only put in about 3 teaspoons of lavender per pitcher.  

I then add the mint.  I put in 8 teaspoons of mint.  

I add boiler water and let steep for 10 minutes.

then a add cold water and I have my base.

Then I mix with lemonade or limeade.

It then goes from blue to purple.

I even stopped by Ohio Tea Company and shared a cuppa with the owners and their staff one day.  It was not my best butterfly tea, so that was a disappointment, but it was fun to share the tea with them and talk about tea.

I also make small batches too.

Just add your lemonade or limeade,

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