Butterfly Pea Tea Lemonade, a magical color changing lemonade while adding lemon into the drink is fun to see. This refreshing drink is made with Butterfly Pea flowers, sugar and lemon or lime juice. It is a perfect combination of taste and color, which is refreshing not only with the taste but also visually too. My kids love this lemonade, they love watching how it changes the color, when acidity or citric acid is introduced to it. Actual Butterfly Pea Tea color is originally blue, but when you add lemon or lime to it changes the color into purple.
Butterfly Pea Tea lemonade, commonly known as Blue Tea, is a caffeine-free herbal tea, or tisane, beverage made from a decoction or infusion of the flower petals or even whole flower of the Clitoria ternatea plant. Summer also is in high for last few days, so this is a perfect time to enjoy Butterfly Pea Tea Lemonade.
Clitoria ternatea, blue tea also referred to as the butterfly pea, blue pea, aprajita, Cordofan pea or Asian pigeonwings, is a plant from the family Fabaceae and is commonly found throughout Southeast Asia. The bright blue petals from the flowers of the butterfly-pea plant have been used as an ingredient in herbal tea drinks throughout the region for centuries as well as used in cooking. The blue flower imparts its blue color when steeped in warm or hot water, leading it to being used as a dye, as well as to add color to various foods such as the rice dish nasi kerabu.
Lemonade: Do you know? A drink made with lemons and honey was consumed in 13th and 14th century Egypt, including a lemon juice drink with sugar, known as Qatarmizat.
In 1676, a company known as Compagnie de Limonadiers sold lemonade in Paris. While carbonated water was invented by Joseph Priestley in 1767, the first reference found to carbonated lemonade was in 1833 when the drink was sold in British refreshment stalls. R. White’s Lemonade has been sold in the UK since 1845. In India and Pakistan, where it is commonly known as nimbu paani, and in Bangladesh, lemonades may also contain salt and/or ginger juice. Shikanjvi is a traditional lemonade from this region, and can also be flavored with saffron, cumin and other spices
• 2-3 cups Water
• ¼ cup Dried or Fresh Butterfly Pea Flowers
• ½ cup Sugar
• 5-6 Mints Leaves
• 1 Lime or Lemon Juice
• Ice Cubes
• Club Soda
• Lime Slices for Garnishing
1. Add water, butterfly pea flowers, mint leaves, and sugar in a saucepan.
2. Heat it, stir it with spoon, bring it to the boil and let it cool down completely.
3. Strain the liquid using a fine strainer and press it with the spoon into the jar or bottle. Now, the syrup is ready, keep it aside.
4. Take a glass. Add ice cubes and fill the syrup ¼ level. Add lime juice and soda water.
5. Garnish with lime slice and serve chilled.
• You can use fresh flowers if it’s available.
• Sugar can be replaced by Honey or Stevia according to your preference/taste.
• Add lime juice as per your taste.
• You can keep the prepared syrup in a fridge up to a month.
- For Syrup
- 2-3 cups Water
- ¼ cup Dried or Fresh Butterfly Pea Flowers
- ½ cup Sugar
- 5-6 Mints Leaves
- Other ingredients
- 1 Lime or Lemon Juice
- Ice Cubes
- Club Soda
- Lime Slices for Garnishing
- Add water, butterfly pea flowers, mint leaves, and sugar in a saucepan.
- Heat it, stir it with spoon, bring it to the boil and let it cool down completely.
- Strain the liquid using a fine strainer and press it with the spoon into the jar or bottle. Now, the syrup is ready, keep it aside.
- Take a glass. Add ice cubes and fill the syrup ¼ level. Add lime juice and soda water.
- Garnish with lime slice and serve chilled
Sugar can be replaced by Honey or Stevia according to your preference/taste.
Add lime juice as per your taste.
You can keep the prepared syrup in a fridge up to a month.