Butterfly Pea Flower
Have you already tried the amazing and vibrant crystal blue tea?
It has become very popular in making beautiful cocktails and mocktails.
If you want to use it for colouring cakes, smoothies, popsicles naturally, you’ll be happy to hear that is it 100% natural.
If you add 1 drop of lemon juice into blue tea, it will magically turn into purple coloured tea. Acidity level is lowered and colour changes.
Anthocyanins are blue pigments, found in blueberries and purple cabbage and even hint of purple shade in Kale cabbage. They are high in antioxidants and works against oxidative stress in our cellular level.
Butterfly Pea Flower tea is popular in Asian countries, known as a “beauty tea”.
Benefits of Beautiful Butterfly Pea Tea
- It promotes circulation to skin and hair and therefore helping the hair growth. Circulation is also improved in the head and skin, that promotes collagen production and helps with skin elasticity. Butterfly pea extract may increase your skin hydration.
- It is also beneficial in treating eye infections and eye-related illnesses.
- Butterfly pea flower has anti-inflammatory and anti-depression qualities. This is especially important fighting against cancer and infections.
- It also has an effect of stabilizing blood sugar levels and reduces the risk of diabetes and may help in weight loss by aiding with digestion.
How to make blue beauty tea?
- Simply add one teaspoon of dried butterfly pea flowers into one cup (250mls) of boiled water and let it steep for about 10 minutes.
- Strain the tea and add honey to taste.
- Add one drop of lemon or lime juice and watch how it magically transforms into purple tea.
- Simply enjoy the benefits of butterfly pea flower tea and be beautiful!
Beautiful hibiscus is part of a big flowering family called Malvaceae. There are hundreds of different types and different colours of hibiscus flowers.
It is well known in Asian countries and is a national flower in Hawaii, Malaysia and Solomon Island. Young girls and women wear the hibiscus flower on their right or left ear, signifying the status of their relationships. If they are married, they wear it on their left ear, like a ring in your left hand. If they are single, the beautiful hibiscus flower is worn on their right ear.
Hibiscus Sabdariffa is the special flower that you can make delicious tea, known as Roselle. Tea is made of the calyses (the little cup that encloses the petals) of Hibiscus Sabdariffa. This vibrant coloured tea has slightly tart flavour and resembles cranberries.
Benefits of Hibiscus Tea
Firstly, Hibiscus contains anti-oxidants, that fight against oxidative stress in your cellular level. It is also anti-bacterial and may be helpful in treating urinary tract infections.
Secondly, It has been scientifically proven that it reduces systolic and diastolic blood pressure. Elevated blood pressure can cause a significant heart disease.
Thirdly, Research also showed that it reduced “bad” cholesterol and increased “good” cholesterol.
Fourthly, Another study found out that hibiscus tea improved liver function and reduced liver damage and fatty liver.
Fifthly, Hibiscus is high in polyphenols, plant enzymes that have powerful anti-cancer properties. Tests have shown that hibiscus extract reduces the growth and spread of plasma, stomach, mouth and prostate cancer.
How to make a Hibiscus Tea?
Red vibrant hibiscus tea can be drunk as nurturing hot tea or refreshing cold like an iced tea. If you add one drop of lemon juice the colour transforms into more bright and lighter red. You can add honey or sugar to sweeten or make a hibiscus latte with milk, turning the beautiful drink into light pink. Sounds amazing…
- Simply add dried hibiscus flowers (one teaspoon) to a teapot and add boiling water (one cup)
- Let it steep for 5-10 min and add honey or other alternative sweetener to taste.
- If you like a milky tea, add some dairy-free milk like soya/almond/oat milk
- Simply enjoy the benefits of Hibiscus flower tea and be beautiful!
How to make an Iced Hibiscus Tea?
- Simply add dried hibiscus flowers (2-3 teaspoons) to a teapot and add boiling water (500mls)
- Let it steep for 15 minutes and add honey or other alternative sweetener to taste.
- Let it cool down in the fridge
- Serve with ice cubes and alternatively few drops of lemon juice to alter the colour
- Simply enjoy the benefits of Iced Hibiscus flower tea and be beautiful!