Butterfly pea flowers are typically used to color food and beverages, as their bright blue color comes out when soaked. However, when the liquid is mixed with an acidic ingredient such as lime or lemon juice, it transforms into a beautiful shade of royal purple. Enjoy the striking hue of this summery iced tea garnished with a slice of lemon.

Prep time: 15 min

Cook time: 5 min

Total time: 20 min

Butterfly Pea Flower Iced Tea
Copyright Recipe © 2015 Woodland Foods


Makes 2 cups


  1. Bring water to a boil and remove from heat. Add Butterfly Pea Flowers and allow to steep in water until cooled. Stir in honey. Remove flowers before serving.

  2. Pour into glasses filled with crushed ice and add a squeeze of lemon.