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Did You Know Blue Tea Could Help Delay Signs of Ageing and Fight Depression?

Here's all that you need to know about this herbal tea and its benefits

Drinking tea for health benefits is a common diet tend. From sipping green tea to boost metabolism to counting on black tea to enhance your body’s ability to process energy to relying on chamomile tea to soothe and relax your mind, teas seem to be the solution to a number of health woes. And now blue tea is being looked upon as a beverage that burns belly fat, delays signs of ageing and beats stress. And that’s not all, blue tea has a lot of other benefits too. No wonder celebrities like Kylie Jenner and Soha Ali Khan have posted photos of their blue tea cuppa on social media, endorsing the myriad health benefits. 

What is blue tea?

To get a better understanding, we asked Bharat Malu, Director, Chymey Tea Specialist to tell us all that we need to know about this blue blend. This vibrantly coloured tea also known as butterfly pea tea, is made from butterfly pea-flower, a plant from the pea family. “The exotic beautiful wildflower is fragrant and nutritious as it is beautiful. Butterfly Blue Pea flower also known as Asian Pigeonwings has been native to south Asian countries. Only recently it has been brought to the west side of the world,” says Bharat.

Even though it has made it’s way to many a celebrity cup very recently, the humble butterfly blue pea flower, has been used in several forms in ancient ayurveda texts. It has been consumed for centuries for curing various conditions and is known to work on several key systems of the human body. Every couple of months you will see a new trend with this versatile wildflower that is known to have multiple beneficial properties. 

What are the benefits of blue tea? 

“This luminous blue colored tea has unbelievable health benefits but in today’s times what really stands out is its antioxidants, flavonoids, anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties. Every year we see more properties and benefits being added to its already impressive list,” says Bharat. This luminous blue colored flower has been used since centuries in numerous ways including as a dye agent, ornamental, and it even has religious importance in some cultures. Being a herbal tea, it adds nutrition to your cup without the caffeine content. If you want to cut down on caffeine intake, this makes for a great everyday cup. 

If you google this tea, you will get a long list of benefits that it has. Most claims hold their ground. “What we have seen from our own research that it has proved to be great at strengthening hair follicles and nourishing the skin,” says Bharat. 

The tea is also rich in antioxidants, which makes it a great beverage to include in your detox diet. Antioxidants protect the body against free radical action. 

The tea is believed to be a mood enhancer. The tea is said to have stress busting effects that may help curb anxiety. It is also believed to refresh the brain and keep you energised and upbeat throughout the day.

Blue tea is said to help in losing water weight as it is a natural diuretic drink.

How to use it?

You can drink this hot or cold to extract the benefits. It is fine both ways. Make sure you heat water first and then drop the flower pea pods in it to get the blue elixir. Add a drop of lemon to see the magical tea change its color. I do not recommend adding any sweeter to it because this tea has a very light flavour. Any added sweetener will cover it quickly. Savour the flavour with every sip,” suggests Bharat.