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Butterfly Pea Flowers

New Mexico Tea Company
  • Spoon 1 tsp Per Cup
  • Kettle 212°F
  • Timer 5-7 Min
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Hot Tea Brewing Instructions:

Bring spring or filtered drinking water to 212°F in a kettle. Add 1 tsp of tea leafs to a cup. Always pour boiling water over tea leafs and let steep 5-7 minutes.

Any of these variables can be changed to suit your particular palate, so experiment! Many teas can be steeped multiple times (especially green, white, and oolong). When steeping a tea multiple times increase the length of steep time slightly with each successive infusion.

Iced Tea Brewing Instructions:

1) Hot water method: For 1 gallon of iced tea, bring half a gallon of filtered water to boil in a pot. Turn off heat, and add 3 tablespoons (1 oz of tea), let steep for 5-7 minutes. Strain the tea into the other half gallon of cool water and refrigerate. If you want to serve immediately, you can pour the concentrate over ice to cool and dilute, then pour over ice again.

2) Sun tea: use a glass container and add 1 tsp of loose tea of each cup of water directly into the jug. Then set in the sun for a few hours, tasting occasionally to get the desired strength.

3) Cold brew: The slow cold-water-steeping method extracts natural sweetness and flavor from the tea leaf. It lessens the bitterness and tangy-ness produced by tannic acid so your tea tastes smooth and mild. Add 1 tsp of tea per cup of cold water and put in the refrigerator. When the water is chilled, your tea will be ready!

Price: $5.00

Amount
Free Sample (one total per month)
1oz$5.00
2oz$10.00
4oz(20% off)$16.00
8oz(35% off)$26.00
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Gift Tin w/ Label$4.00Hold approx. 2oz. of this tea.
Extra Label$.50For your own tin (3.75" x 2.4")
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Label Art

The Butterfly pea flower is native to southeast Asia and makes for beautiful, purplish blue cup when brewed on its own. Traditionally concocted with lemongrass, this flower can be added a pinch at a time to any cup of tea to create a unique tea with a unique color.

Extra Info:

The flowers have a high content of anthocyanin, a beneficial antioxidant and have a nootropic effect that may trigger vivid dreams, enhanced memory and brain function. In Thailand, the flowers have been used for centuries for hair and scalp health in ancient types of shampoo.

Nowadays, the flowers are very popular in tea and herbal blends because they easily infuse their vivid blue pigment. The blue infusion color can change before your eyes to purple and fuchsia with the addition of lemon, lime or other ingredients that change the pH of the infusion. Many new cocktail recipes and cool, color changing herbal teas are being created using this flower.

Legalese: This product is not intended to treat or cure any disease or dysfunction. Combing some herbal products with prescription or over the counter drugs may not be advised. Always consult your health care professional. This product has not been evaluated by the FDA. Discontinue use if you experience any difficulty breathing, hives, or skin irritation.

Not recommended if you are pregnant or nursing, or for children under age 18.

Ingredients:

Organic Pea Flowers,

Origin:

Thailand

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Reviews:

3/11/2022
5 Stars

This does not have much taste, but it is very fun for adding color to tea blends or other drinks. This is a great ingredient to keep ok hand if you like mixing colorful drinks. It makes an amazing deep blue when steeped alone, and when mixed with other ingredients (especially lemon) it changes colors to amazing purples and pinks. Very photogenic.

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8/11/2020
5 Stars

I love butterfly pea flowers! The tea does not have a lot of flavor, definitely not flowery- more earthy notes. The tea is a beautiful color. I have come to make it with either lavender flowers or mint leaves. Then I mix it with lemonade and have a gorgeous purple drink. Instead of an Arnold Palmer, I call it lavender Love.

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