Isn’t Blue the Warmest Color?
So is the authentic Blue tea. Let the cup embrace you with all the warmth that it has to offer to you.
The Royal taste that blue tea has to offer to you can baffle your imagination. Are you among the ones who want to experience the perplexing taste of blue tea? Are you among the ones who get lost in the bluish hue?
Then, come along as we take you into the incredible world of teas where the blue tea is the most authentic and premium of all. Won’t you
Want to Know How this Imperial Tea is Made?
Blue tea is the common name given to the Blue Butterfly Pea Flower Tea. It is a magical blend of the leaves of the Clitoria ternatea plant and dried lemongrass. Clitoria ternatea or blue pea is well known for its characteristic blue color. This herbal caffeine-free tea is prepared by the decoction of the funnel-shaped flowers of Clitoria ternatea, which belongs to the Fabaceae plant family and is widely found in South East Asia, with lemongrass, known for it’s fresh, citrus aroma. The blue pea flowers are first infused in hot water which renders the bright and catchy blue color. Blue tea is a tisane i.e. made from the fusion of herbs.
What sets this beverage apart from the others of its kind is its mesmerizing ability to change color like a mood ring, with a change in pH.
The blue color of the tea transforms into purple just by adding a few drops of lemon juice. Mix in a few hibiscus leaves and gorgeous red color is seen.
Watching the tea change colors seems so beguiling and pleasing to the eyes. The natives of the region have been brewing this exotic tea for centuries although it has gained popularity recently as more and more people fall prey to the magical color and aroma and end up endorsing the taste of the beverage that has so much to offer to one.
The incredible, mind-boggling benefits of this bewitching beverage are as follows:
– Consuming antioxidants is very important for the body because it helps neutralize the free radicals that would otherwise be deteriorating for our body. Free radicals damage the growth and survival of cells in the body by impairing various cells in our bodies.
What if you got to Know that Tea can fight the free Radicals off for you?
Yes, you heard it right. Blue tea fights off the free radicals from the body, detoxifying (removes all the toxins) the body and keeping it healthy.
– Various experiments that were carried out showed the inhibitory activities of blue tea against rotavirus. The presence of anthocyanins has been observed in blue tea. The anthocyanins present in it offer anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, and antiviral benefits. Its antioxidant capacity is double that of vitamin C.
– The antioxidants from the Clitoria ternatea flowers can protect against testicular damage. Ketoconazole (an antifungal drug) has harmful effects on the male reproductive system. The flowers of Clitoria ternatea (CT) are used for pre-treatment against testicular damage induced by Ketoconazole. Thus, the flowers are proven to protect against liver damage.
Reduces Stress and Anxiety:
Are you among the ones who lead a stressful life or suffering from anxiety?
Apart from its catchy hue, it also plays a role in reducing stress in your everyday life. It is proven to be a mild nootropic i.e. it can improve mental performance, strengthening it alongside. It also eases anxiety and boosts brain performance.
As mentioned earlier, blue tea has antioxidants, and antioxidants play a very important role in the prevention of cancer by preventing tumor formation and preventing damage to cells.
Treatment of Allergy:
-induced asthma – Blue tea has flavonoids that have anti-inflammatory properties i.e. eases inflammation. Clitoria ternatea flowers can also be used to ease asthma symptoms.
The antioxidant content in Blue Tea is much higher as compared to Green Teas. They contain potent tannins that curb iron absorption from food. Blue tea is found to possess Catechins that enhances metabolism and burns fat. Thus, it might additionally play an important role in reducing weight. It also can strengthen the body’s defense system and boost immunity. Blue tea can also act as a supply of polyphenols and so can control aldohexose metabolism, therefore, preventing Type 1 diabetes. It can also burn sterol, it cleans arteries, improves blood circulation, and reduces vulnerability to cardiovascular diseases.
Apart from the above-mentioned health benefits of blue tea, it also possesses Anti-Glycation Properties.
– Treats, Prevents or Reverses skin harm caused by releasing the sugar molecule’s bond with protein, macromolecule permitting the cell to return to its natural shape and state.
The Anti-Glycation Property that the butterfly pea flower has, is great for the skin and helps forestall skin ageing.
Moreover, blue tea additionally has some flavonoids which increase collagen production, thus accelerating the elasticity of the skin hence preventing the skin from aging prematurely. It is also good for the hair as it contains anthocyanin, which increases blood flow in the scalp, strengthening hair follicles.
Apart from the anti-glycation and anti-aging properties of blue tea, the antioxidants in a cup of blue tea are great for hair and skin. The tea also has many vitamins and minerals which can keep our skin and hair healthy.
The Clitoria ternatea (Family: Fabaceae) commonly known as ‘Butterfly pea’, or blue tea has been used as a traditional Ayurvedic medication for centuries. It has been used for enhancing memory, it is a nootropic ( It refreshes the brain and boosts its activity and function) antistress, anxiolytic, antidepressant, anticonvulsant, tranquilizing, and sedative agent.
The plant, Clitoria ternatea is a storehouse of a wide range of secondary metabolites like triterpenoids, flavonol glycosides, anthocyanins, and steroids. These have been isolated from Clitoria ternatea in sufficient amounts. Its extracts possess a wide variety of medicinal activities including antimicrobial, antipyretic, anti-inflammatory. Thus, this plant evidently has a long use in traditional Ayurvedic medication for several diseases.
The unique, vibrant tea is so intriguing and fulfilling with its reverberate color and aroma. The blue pea flower tea tastes as amazing and appealing as it looks. The fragrance is so wholesome and the taste so natural. The ravishing tea is surely going to leave you spellbound and awestruck. Do not forget to try your cup of magic today.