Have you ever visited a pub or a bar counter and wondered how the bartender makes such colorful cocktails and mocktails within seconds just with a dash of lime juice, honey or saffron! It looks magical when you see a simple drinks changing colors within seconds to make a cool refreshing hot or cold beverage.
What if i tell you that the colors are 100% natural with no artificially added flavors? Wouldn’t you like to grab some and try out some magical color changing recipes in your kitchen as well? Well if the idea excites you then here’s a good news for all, BLUE TEA INDIA brings you an array of sun dried BUTTERFLY PEA FLOWER that changes color within seconds and is 100% natural as well.
I was recently introduced to BLUE TEA INDIA by Mr.Sunil Saha, who has initiated in bringing this to India and reach out bloggers, chefs, restaurant, bars, pubs and hotels. During a conversation, Sunil requested me to try out his product and give a detailed review about Blue Tea. Initially i was a bit skeptical about the entire process an the flavors as well. Not every flower tastes or smells amazing, and Butterfly Pea Flower definitely gives a color to any food but wasn’t sure about it’s taste. Anyhow the samples arrived and i am so thankful to Sunil for introducing me to this magical ingredient. My search for natural colors now definitely comes to an end.
Sun dried Butterfly Pea Flower makes a mildly aromatic blue tea withing seconds and the magic turns real when a dash a lemon juice is added in the blue tea it changes the pH level and it starts to turn purple. Yesss! now isn’t that amazing! It’s a fun and refreshing drink to serve with dessert or at a party. I also can’t wait to experiment with the tea for desserts, as I love the idea of being able to create colorful desserts using natural colors.
For making this Purple Lemonade, all you need is blue tea, sugar and lemon juice. I’m sharing a brief below and find out the printable recipe on the page as well. Try making this lemonade or tea in the up coming Halloween party and share your experience with me in comments below.
Ingredients Required :
4-5 cups water
4 tbsp Sun Dried Butterfly Pea Flower by Blue Tea India
Sugar or Honey as needed
1-2 lemon juiced
Ice Cubes plenty
How to make Blue Tea and Lemonade :
Heat water in a sauce pan and add sun dried butterfly pea flowers and bring it to boil. Once the water starts boiling, it will turn royal blue in color. Add honey or sugar as required and stir well. You can strain the tea or can even keep the flowers while serving. If you want to drink it hot then serve immediately. But as we are making a lemonade, hence cool the prepared blue tea and refrigerate for 10 minutes before serving. Once the blue tea is nicely cool, add lemon juice in it and you will see the blue tea changing color to purple/violet. Strain the lemonade and pour into serving glasses with plenty of ice in it. Add some fresh or dried butterfly pea flower as garnish and serve chilled.