Butterfly Pea Tea Soda

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Written by Abigail Jolly
August 01, 2023 | Reading time 5 minutes

If you love tea, then this recipe is for YOU! For tea drinkers and non-tea drinkers alike, we can all agree on one thing, Butterfly Pea Tea is not only gorgeous but tastes delicious in soda! Butterfly Pea Tea soda is truly one of a kind, and a show stopper being served. Its bright blue and purple hues catch the light beautifully and demands to be sipped and enjoyed immediately. Let's learn how to make this magical drink so you can impress all your friends and family!

How to Make Butterfly Pea Tea Soda

Butterfly Pea Tea Soda

6
Ingredients
10
Prep Time
0
Cook Time
Easy
Skill
4
Servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup of Loose Butterfly Pea Tea (or more for richer flavor)
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • Lemon Wheel (optional for garnishing)
  • Sparkling Water
  • Soda Maker (Any kind!)

Instructions

Step 1

Gather your butterfly pea tea leaves and boiling water in a glass. Allow to steep for up to 10 minutes or until your flowers start to look pale in color. Strain your flowers from your tea and dispose.

Step 2

Add your equal parts sugar with your hot tea and stir to combine. Your syrup should be see-through and bright in blue and purple color. Funnel it into a sealed container and store in the fridge.

Step 3

To make your Butterfly Pea Tea Soda, pour 1-2 oz of your syrup into a glass with ice, and then top your drink with homemade sparkling water, made with your very own soda maker. Garnish with some lemon for extra flavoring, and enjoy!

What is Butterfly Pea Tea Made Of?

butterfly pea tea syrup

Butterfly Pea Tea is a herbal tea made from the flowers of the Butterfly Pea Plant, scientifically known as Clitoria ternatea. It has been used in Southeast Asian regions for centuries and is well known for its natural blue color which can be seen in traditional dishes and drinks. Its flavor can range from sweet to earthy or even smoky, depending on the type of tea used.

What Kind of Carbonated Water Works Best?

To make your sparkling water according to your taste, we recommend using a soda machine at home. You can also save money in the long run by replacing or refilling your 60L CO2 containers instead of buying seltzer water from the store. This approach is environmentally friendly and in line with Soda Sense's objective of creating sustainable and environmentally conscious products.

Start exchanging your CO2 canisters today!

What Are the Health Benefits of Butterfly Pea Tea?

Butterfly Pea Tea is rich in antioxidants, which helps to reduce inflammation and stress. It also has a calming effect on the body, helping with insomnia or anxiety. Additionally, Butterfly Pea tea can aid digestion and improve your eyesight due to its high levels of Vitamin A and other essential vitamins and minerals. The most interesting property of this magical tea is that it is said to improve memory and concentration, which may explain why the ancient Southeast Asian cultures used this tea in their daily lives.

butterfly pea tea syrup

What are the Health Benefits of Sparkling Water?

Sparkling water is often overlooked as a healthy option, but it can actually be highly beneficial. It can help you stay hydrated, which is especially important for those with high blood pressure, kidney stones, or dehydration-related issues. Additionally, it's a great alternative to sugary drinks like soda and juice, containing no added calories or sugar. Drinking carbonated water can also aid digestion and improve your body's absorption of nutrients and minerals from food.

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Fun and Unique Butterfly Pea Tea Soda Variations

Butterfly Pea Tea Soda is already a fascinating and refreshing drink, but there are ways to take it to the next level with some creative variations. Here are two fun and unique ways to experiment with your Butterfly Pea Tea Soda:

#1. Butterfly Pea Tea Mojito Soda

For a tropical and zesty twist, try making a Butterfly Pea Tea Mojito Soda. To prepare this delightful variation, muddle some fresh mint leaves and lime wedges in the bottom of a glass. Add your butterfly pea tea syrup and a splash of freshly squeezed lime juice. Fill the glass with ice, and then top it off with sparkling water from your soda maker. Give it a gentle stir, and you'll have a beautifully hued, aromatic, and effervescent Butterfly Pea Tea Mojito Soda ready to enjoy. This combination of flavors will surely elevate your soda experience to new heights, making it perfect for gatherings or even a relaxing evening at home.

#2. Butterfly Pea Tea Arnold Palmer

If you enjoy a balance of sweet and tangy flavors, the Butterfly Pea Tea Arnold Palmer is an excellent choice. Start by brewing a strong batch of butterfly pea tea, allowing it to cool to room temperature. In a glass filled with ice, mix equal parts of your butterfly pea tea concentrate and freshly brewed iced black tea. Sweeten to taste with your butterfly pea tea syrup, and then pour in the homemade sparkling water to add that fizzy touch. This delightful fusion of iced tea and Butterfly Pea Tea, with the effervescence of sparkling water, will impress your taste buds with its complexity and refreshing nature.

With these exciting variations, you can tailor the Butterfly Pea Tea Soda to suit your personal preferences and impress your guests with a vibrant and visually stunning beverage.

The Versatility of Butterfly Pea Tea in Culinary Creations

Beyond its role in making exquisite Butterfly Pea Tea Soda, Butterfly Pea Tea can be a versatile ingredient in various culinary creations. Its natural blue hue makes it a captivating addition to dishes, and its unique flavor profile allows it to enhance both sweet and savory recipes. Here are two exciting ways to explore the culinary versatility of Butterfly Pea Tea:

  1. Butterfly Pea Tea Blue Rice: Bring a pop of color and a touch of elegance to your dinner table with Butterfly Pea Tea Blue Rice. To make this eye-catching dish, start by brewing a concentrated batch of butterfly pea tea. Cook your rice as usual, and when it's done, fluff it up with a fork and gently fold in the chilled butterfly pea tea concentrate. The rice will take on a mesmerizing blue hue, making it a stunning accompaniment to various main courses. Whether served alongside grilled chicken, seafood, or vegetarian dishes, the Butterfly Pea Tea Blue Rice will undoubtedly elevate the visual appeal of your meal.

  2. Butterfly Pea Tea Infused Desserts: Embrace the magic of Butterfly Pea Tea in your desserts by infusing it into various sweet treats. For instance, you can add butterfly pea tea concentrate to your favorite cake batter, creating a blue-hued cake that will impress guests on birthdays or special occasions. Another delightful option is to mix butterfly pea tea concentrate into creamy desserts like panna cotta or ice cream to give them a unique and delightful appearance. Not only will these desserts taste delicious, but they'll also provide a memorable and Instagram-worthy experience for everyone indulging in them.

Incorporating Butterfly Pea Tea into these culinary creations opens up a world of creative possibilities, allowing you to experiment and delight in a mesmerizing blue culinary journey. From entrées to desserts, Butterfly Pea Tea brings its visual allure and distinctive flavor to every dish it graces.

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