The flowers of Butterfly Pea Tree have three different colors: white, blue, purple.
Tealand Butterfly Pea Tree Flower is of blue color.
The Latin name of this flower is: Clitoria Ternate, because when in bloom it resembles female genitals.
It has been in use in Thailand and neighboring countries centuries back. In traditional Thai medicine it was used as a hair strengthener and skin conditioner.
The flower makes for quite an interesting cup of tea. As you drop a few flowers into your mug and add some boiling water the steep releases a vivid deep blue hue that is beautiful to watch.
The infusion creates an aroma similar to green tea but more woody and earthy, resembling Pu Erh.
If you add some fresh squeezed lime or lemon the blue shade will turn violet.
Besides its decorative properties the flower contains a number of health benefits: Hair strengthene, Prevents skin bruising, Keeps skin glowing and healthy, Treats urinary problems, Improves eye sight, Stimulates blood circulation, Detoxifies the whole body, Source of antioxidants, Slows aging process, Enhances immune system and it is caffeine free.