Butterfly Pea Flowers

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In Southeast Asia, butterfly pea flowers are used to impart a bright blue colour to food (notably glutinous rice deserts) and beverages. The pleasant flavour is quite like fermented green tea, and it is said to have a range of health benefits, particularly for women, which is why traditional Thai day spas typically welcome guests with a glass of butterfly pea flower tea.

Remarkably, its colour changes to an intense purple when citrus is added. Serving guests hot or iced butterfly pea tea (or better yet, bright blue butterfly pea infused cocktails!) and watch their amazement as the cobalt blue beverages transform to royal purple when a few drops of citrus are dropped in.

We have been supplying butterfly pea flowers to local brewers, so keep an eye out for blue beer!