A friend generously shared with me this butterfly pea tea, a treasure she brought back from Thailand. It's a fun tisane with a bit of fascination. I thought it would be good for this month of magic!
To start, the tea brews up in this lovely cobalt blue color. The taste is, well, a bit legumey but not unpleasant. Just an unusual flavor for my Westernized taste buds.
Presto/Chango....When you add a little citrus (in my case, lemon juice), magic ensues! The herbal tea transforms from the cobalt blue to this lovely aubergine color. I also preferred the flavor of the brew with a splash of lemon.
Butterfly Pea herbal tea is known botanically as Clitoria ternatea. It has been used for Ayurevedic medicine for a very long time and is also used in Southeast Asian cooking as a food coloring.
Have you ever seen this magic herb brewed into tea?