Reasons You Need To Replace Your Regular Tea With Blue Tea
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“Where there’s tea, there’s hope”. A good cup of tea in the morning signifies a good day ahead. However, the world has witnessed a massive shift in the beverage culture after knowing about the possible side effects of caffeinated drinks like regular tea or coffee. This shift has resulted in a significant rise of herbal tea drinkers all over the world. Herbal teas like chamomile, matcha and earl grey have gained wide popularity. However, there is one concealed treasure in the tea world that is yet to be discovered and gain the acclaim it deserves. Commonly known as blue tea, the beverage is made by seeping dried butterfly pea flowers in water. With an eye-appealing colour and subtle fragrance, blue tea has numerous health benefits including weight loss and stress-busting.


Butterfly pea flowers are commonly found in various parts of South-East Asian countries. One can make blue tea just like regular tea; by adding hot water to butterfly pea flowers. Blue tea can be consumed by adding honey or lemon juice to it. Lemon juice can increase the pH level of the tea, resulting in the change of colour from blue to purple. Blue tea can be consumed either an hour before or after the meal. 


Butterfly pea flowers are caffeine-free and are full of antioxidants, Vitamin-A, C, and E. They also contain catechins which are instrumental in boosting metabolism, resulting in weight loss. The addition of lemon juice to the tea can contribute positively in the same way. We have listed some other benefits of blue tea here:

1. Blue tea is a perfect addition to a detox diet due to its antioxidants properties. 

2. It is a diuretic and helps in losing water weight through urination. 

3. Blue tea has proved to be a stress buster and helps in reducing symptoms of anxiety. 

4. The antioxidant and anti-glycation properties along with the collagen content prove to be beneficial for our skin. 

5. Blue tea also contains anthocyanin which is responsible for maintaining a healthy scalp, thus, promoting hair growth. 

Blue tea can be a great substitute for other caffeinated drinks for its medicinal properties. However, it is always advised to consult a doctor before consuming blue tea regularly. Pregnant and lactating women are advised to consult their doctor before consuming the tea.