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,

Sunday, July 11, 2021

August Uncommon, Know by Heart


When I make tea in the french press, I put the tea above the press so that I can lift the press when the tea is done steeping, that way I don't over steep it.  Or I put the loose leaf tea a tea bag to steep.




INGREDIENTS: chinese pai mu tan white tea, bulgarian rosehip seed, turkish apple, carob, barley malt, almond, honey, orange blossom, natural flavoring


I purchased 4 Cup samples for $2.99.  It is a great way to try the teas.  I have to say this place has the most unique kinds of tea- you have to check out the website!  Teas like-teas with tobacco, teas with chocolate and chili, teas with smoked banana, and so many more.


This is a white tea, so you don't want to boil the water or it will bruise the leaves.  I like to steep my tea for three minutes, that way I can get two cups of tea out of one serving. This is a light delicate tea.  I enjoyed the notes of orange.

I give the tea 4 out of 5 stars.  I like the flavors of this tea.  The fruity notes and a bit of almond.