Blue Butterfly Pea Tea Seeds Double Flowered Premium Seed Packet
5 Seeds Per Packet
So fun to grow, can climb 25 feet or more with loads of double deep blue flowers. In Southeast Asia, the flower is used as a natural food coloring to color glutinous rice and desserts. In Kelantan, in the north-east of peninsular Malaysia, it is an important ingredient in nasi kerabu, giving it its characteristic bluish color. In Burmese and Thai cuisines, the flowers are also dipped in batter and fried.
Butterfly pea flower tea is made from the ternatea flowers and dried lemongrass and changes color depending on what is added to the liquid, with lemon juice turning it purple. In Thailand and Vietnam, this butterfly blue pea flower tea is commonly mixed with honey and lemon to increase acidity and turn the beverage a pink-purple color, to produce for a drink usually served after dinner, or as a refreshment at hotels and spas. The drink is a typical local drink like chamomile tea is in other parts of the world. The tea is found in both hot and cold varieties.
The flowers have more recently been used in a color-changing gin. Blue in the bottle, it turns pink when mixed with a carbonated mixer such as tonic water due to the change in pH. As organic colors are not permanent, this type of gin is recommended to be stored in a dark place to maintain the effect.
Unlike others, we do not buy seeds from outside sources. Our plants are hand grown with tender loving care. Your purchase helps us to continue our quest to organically produce premium seeds here on our farm. We are passionate about gardening and strive to present nothing but the best for our fellow gardeners. The pictures you see are actual sample photos of our plants.
We guarantee germination for this current year or your money back. Seeds must be stored in a cool dry area.
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