Blue Chai Tea

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BlueChai Tea - Dried Butterfly Pea Flowers - Blue Tea Flower

Image from BlueChai.com

Did you know there was such a thing as organic herbal blue tea? Well there is…BlueChai blue tea is made from organic butterfly pea flowers. I discovered this tea recently when I received a complimentary sample to try. You can drink this tea hot or iced, and the tea, which has a blue color, can also be used as a natural food coloring. The aroma and taste of the tea is similar to green tea, but it is a caffeine-free herbal tisane. And if you like adding lemon or lime juice to your tea, you’ll get more of a violet shade. There are health benefits this tea offers that you can read about here, and when I made my tea I followed the brewing instructions at BlueChai.com.

BLUE CHAI TEA made with loose blue tea

Makes 1 to 2 servings (serve hot or over ice)

  • Put 1 teaspoon loose tea in a tea strainer or small cone coffee filter, then place in your cup. Add 1 cup, or 250 ml, hot water to the cup (if using a small cone coffee filter, pour water into the filter over the loose tea and let the tea steep in the filter).
  • Steep tea 4-8 minutes, depending on the intensity and flavor desired, then drink either hot, or let cool and add ice cubes (the BlueChai website also mentions you can use the tea for 2  brews). If you want a very light brew, just steep for 2 minutes.
  • Add honey and lemon if desired–adding lemon juice changes the color of the tea from blue to violet.

I just steeped my tea for 2 minutes because I don’t like my tea very strong. I tried the tea both hot and iced. I really like this tea iced for the summer! I often put lemon slices in my tea but I was fresh out of lemon when I made this. But it is refreshing if you are a tea drinker like me and since I love the color blue, I enjoyed trying this out! If you’re interested in ordering, it’s only available through the BlueChai.com website and you’ll find ordering information there.

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20 thoughts on “Blue Chai Tea

  1. Sylvia @superfoodista.com

    Wow Nancy, this is so super creative!! Love it! I have heard of butterfly pea before, in Thailand they use it to color rice in a natural way and I purchased once a bag and took it back home. Never thought of using it for tea, very cool. And lovely pictures as always! Thanks for sharing!! hugs

    Reply
    1. nancyc Post author

      You’re welcome, Sylvia! The BlueChai site mentions using the tea to color foods like rice, too–that must be a popular thing to do in Thailand! It sounds like a very healthy tea, too!

      Reply
  2. Bam's Kitchen

    What a fun post Nancy! I drink lots and lots of tea and have never seen a vibrant blue tea, very beautiful. This might be fun to make a ice lolly with the tea with that fun a vibrant color. Take Care, BAM

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  3. novauna

    Reblogged this on Nova Una and commented:
    It’s always a wonderful thing when you discover something new. It’s even better when you share it with the world! I can’t wait to try this! Thanks NancyC

    Reply

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