So we've picked up Butterfly Pea Flower Tea from the best growers in Thailand we could find and are now proud to present it to you through Tea Life.
What is it and why is it set to be one of the hottest (pun intended) teas this year?
Appearance of Butterfly Pea Flower Tea
If you care about the presentation of your tea or wish to wow your friends at a party, this is something you'll definitely be interested in. Also known as Clitoria Ternatea, Asian pigeonwings, bluebellvine, blue pea, butterfly pea, cordofan pea, and Darwin pea - this caffeine-free herbal drink has been used for centuries both as a beverage and also within cooking due to its extreme readiness to unleash it's natural colour very easily in rice dishes, drinks, and even spas.
Health Benefits of Butterfly Pea Flower Tea
Studies have shown that this herbal tea has great anti-oxidant properties. This is fairly common within most teas though, so we're going to need something else. How about hair strengthening and helping reduce eye infections?
Pea Flower has for many centuries within Thailand been used to grow and strengthen hair. A favored characteristic, with strong full eyebrows being a symbol of beauty. As seen in this image, the baby has also had Blue Pea Flower applied to her eyebrows to encourage the development of hair growth in this area. High in Bioflavonoid, this compound is a component in many hair products today.
Prevention of Eye Infection
Another common use of this tea is the treatment and prevention of eye infection.
A particular anti-oxidant within that goes by the name of proanthocyanidin, is particularly good at increasing the flow of blood capillaries within the eyes. This, in turn, can help to prevent cataracts and improve the sharpness of vision also.
Effects Mind and Memory
Although we can't find any studies on it, many claim this herb also has a positive effect on the mind and memory - particularly within India and Ayurvedic medicine.
How Does it Taste?
In terms of taste, this tea is quite mild and with an earthy and woody flavor. Not unpleasant at all, but perhaps of a weaker taste than many are used to within herbal teas. If using this tea we recommend taking it either for the health benefits listed above or for its exciting colour factor. To see it in action, view the video below!