Know the incredible benefits of blue tea

Blue pea tea
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India, being a land of tea lovers, produces some of the most exotic varieties of tea. From the regular milk tea and black tea to masala tea, ginger tea and herbal tea, the list is quite long. The blue tea made from butterfly pea flower, known as Shankhpushpi, is packed with anti oxidants and other amazing benefits.

What is blue tea?

Blue tea is enjoyed as an herbal concoction that doesn’t contain caffeine. In some countries, blue tea is served as a lemonade by adding lemon juice, honey and loads of ice. The bright blue colour is the highlight of the blue tea.

Here is how to make blue tea at home.

1 cup water
6-10 butterfly pea flower (fresh or dried)
2 tsp honey/ sugar/ rock candies

Boil the water
Add rinsed butterfly pea flower
Scoop out the petals when the tea turns blue in colour
Add honey/sugar/rock candies
Mix well and enjoy

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Nutritional benefits

Blue tea can help us relax and reduce stress. Drinking a cup of blue tea can lift your spirits and fill you with energy. As it is an herbal drink, the weight of water in the body could be reduced. Besides, it helps in releasing the toxins through urine. Moreover, it can control the blood sugar level too.  

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