Why do I need to consume Blue Butterfly Pea Flower Powder?
You do not need to consume the Blue Tea but it would be a good addition to add to your range of teas. Given the health benefits of the butterfly pea flower it is everyone’s interest to indulge in one or two cups each day. The colour is so pretty and also to impress your guests adding a touch of citrus (for example lemon) will change the colour from Blue to Purple to Pink! Lovely!
What is the Blue Butterfly Pea Flower Powder made up of?
The Blue Butterfly Pea Flower Powder is made from 100% natural Butterfly Pea flower.
Are there any colouring, fillers, additives, preservatives in Blue Butterfly Pea Flower Powder?
None of the above. The Butterfly Pea flower has natural anthocyanins that produces the blue hue of the colour. In fact given the chemical properties of the normal blue colouring agent, it is a healthy alternative for those people who are health conscious or are looking to improve their life.
Here’s a link to the side effects of artificial colouring - http://www.tophealthylife.com/mms-candies-are-linked-to-cancer-migraines-hyperactivity-allergies-anxiety-more/
What method do you use to get Blue Butterfly Pea Flower Powder?
The product is first freeze dried and then using a proprietory process that retains the nutrients and enzymes, it is turned into powder.
Is this halal?
Yes, halal certificates have been obtained.
Can I brew Blue Butterfly Pea Flower Powder?
You can if you want to but we recommend that you brew in warm water. Anything boiled in heat will remove all its health benefits.
Must I store My Brew Tea in an air tight container after opening?
Like any product once opened it is recommended that it be stored in a container as this will ensure there is no external contamination from such things as insects or even moisture and of course the accidental spillage.
If I leave My Blue Tea exposed, will the properties decline or oxidised?
Due to the process we employ, the properties will last however like all products exposure to external contamination and moisture, they may impact the product, particularly the latter given the humid climate in Malaysia.
What is the difference between Blue Butterfly Pea flower (powder?) and the flower version?
Safe, Healthy & Convenient in a 10 gram sachet you can bring it anywhere you want to make a cup of tea or any beverage or even to cook with. The Blue Butterfly Pea Flower Powder is very concentrated – all you need is juat a little that goes a long way.
For the Sundried Flowers you would need to boil in hot water to extract its colour to either cook with or just to make a cup of tea. Remembering that in extremely hot water some the nutrients may be lost.
The powder and flowers will produce a similar result – blue colour – but the powder will reduce the effort and time taken to achieve the desired colour and is concentrated so less is best and you are in control of the blue colour that you want to achieve.
Why can't I just soak the flowers and drink the tea instead of buying Blue Butterfly Pea Flower Powder?
The powder and flowers will product a similar result – blue colour – but the powder will reduce the effort and time taken to achieve the desired colour and is concentrated so less is best.
Are the flowers washed before they are processed?
Yes. We have a proprietary process that removes any micro organisms. However, the Butterfly Pea flowers has a natural “insect repellent” characteristics that it does not attract pests etc.
Must I always dissolve My Blue Tea before cooking or baking? or can I just sprinkle onto my preparation?
Yes, either way is available to you – it really depends on what you are preparing and how experimental you wish to be. It is best to dissolve a small quantity in tepid or warm to test the amount of Blue that you want and let it rest for 20 minutes as the powder will keep continuing to dissolve.
In making a latte for example the powder is mixed with the milk when frothing and then produces the blue colour before adding to the coffee. For cakes as an example the powder can simply be sprinkled into the mixture.
In Nasi Kerabu, you can sprinkle on the rice after you have washed them and let it rests for 15-20 minutes.
What is the shelf life of Blue Butterfly Pea Flower Powder?
2-3 years not opened in the sachet.
Can I be addicted to Blue Butterfly Pea Flower Powder?
No you won’t be addicted to the Blue Butterfly Pea Flower Powder however you will be attracted to the colour Blue. Generally, the colour blue is one of the most popular and appealing colours in the spectrum.
Will I turn blue after consuming a lot of Blue Butterfly Pea Flower Powder?
No way! (unlike some other powder that has been used as colour dye – those can stain your teeth) The flowers have been used in Malaysia since the Peranakan days from the 15th century in Nasi Kerabu, Pulut Tai-tai and Nyonya Chang. There is no report of a Blue Man walking yet!
Are there side effects from drinking Blue Butterfly Pea Flower Powder?
There is no report on the side effects however like anything in the market we advise that you consume moderately. This is healthy and safe with medicinal properties however it is not recommended to replace as your medicine.
Like any product that you are thinking of consuming if you are unsure we would recommend for example pregnant ladies, consult with their physician first.