Have you ever been to a Thai or Asian restaurant and saw bluish or purple rice? Well, I'm going to let you in on a little secret....
It was soaked in butterfly flower pea tea. It's a beautiful, deep purple flower. The coolest part is depending on the pH of the liquid, it can change color from a dark blue to a bright magenta!
It's a caffeine free herbal tea and has some pretty nice healing benefits too. Packed full of antioxidants and can even help to fight premature aging!
According to a study that was published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology, butterfly pea is highly valued in Ayurvedic medicine. It has been used for centuries as a memory enhancer, nootropic, anti stress, antidepressant, anticonvulsant, tranquilizing and sedative agent.
In fact there are several studies that show the same results - helping to ease depression, anxiety, stress and seizures, as well as improving cognitive behavior.
I have found the best place to order it is online, I buy this one from Amazon. You can find the link to purchase it also in my favorite things (food/cooking). I like to mix it with Natural Calm to give it a raspberry lemon or orange flavor and watch it change colors.
Check out the beautiful shades of butterfly pea tea!