Flowers, 25 Gr from Thailand (SKU 5044)
Clitoria flower tea or Blue tea, or Butterfly Pea flower tea, is a caffeine-free herbal concoction, made by seeping dried or fresh leaves of the Clitoria ternatea plant. The best thing about the blue tea is that it is absolutely caffeine-free, and it is packed with antioxidants. The most striking feature about this plant is the colour of its flowers, a vivid deep blue. Detailed information can be found below.
Packed per 25 gr.
Clitoria flower tea or blue tea, or butterfly pea flower tea, is a caffeine-free herbal concoction, made by seeping dried or fresh leaves of the Clitoria ternatea plant. The best thing about the blue tea is that it is absolutely caffeine-free, and it is packed with antioxidants. The most striking feature about this plant is the colour of its flowers, a vivid deep blue. The most popular use for this flower is as a natural food and beverage colouring. The tea is popular in Thailand and Vietnam, where it is served post dinner, usually with lemon and honey added to it. Adding lemon juice to the tea changes the pH of the drink, making it change colour from deep blue to purple. A mere 3 flowers is sufficient for one mug of tea.
Other names: Clitoria ternatea, Butterfly Pea flower, Blue Tea
Clitoria ternatea, commonly known as Asian Pigeonwings, Bluebellvine, Blue Pea, Butterfly pea, Cordofan Pea and Darwin Pea, is a plant species belonging to the Fabaceae family native to South East Asia. It is a perennial herbaceous plant, with elliptic, obtuse leaves. It grows as a vine or creeper, doing well in moist, neutral soil.
Drinking Clitoria flowers steeped in warm water is said to be an effective way to rev up the metabolism, which in turn, makes the body burn more calories. Other benefits of drinking Clitoria flowers tea are the following: The tea is rich in antioxidants, which makes it a great beverage to include in your detox diet. Antioxidants protect the body against free radical action. The earthy flavour of Clitoria flower tea is said to be a mood enhancer. The tea is said to have stress busting effects that may also help reduce symptoms of anxiety. It is also known to refresh the brain and helps keep you energised and happy throughout the day. Clitoria flower tea is said to help in losing water weight as it is a natural diuretic drink. Clitoria flower tea is also said to have a role in regulating blood sugar levels, although there is not much scientific evidence to suggest that it is helpful in managing diabetes.
Over consumption of the tea may cause nausea and diarrhea. Pregnant and lactating women are also advised against consumption of the tea, unless consulted with their doctor.
This natural product is offered for its ethnographic and historical value and is delivered with no expressed or implied fitness for a specific purpose. It is simply a raw botanical specimen, or a scientific sample. The information provided is purely meant for historical, scientific and educational purposes and should never be interpreted as a recommendation for a specific use. The use and application of our product is at the customer's decision, responsibility and risk.
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