Blue Butterflypea—10 flowers
Sugar or honey (optional)—1 tea spoon (for those who prefer sweet taste)
Lemon juice—one or two tea spoons to taste (lemon highlights the colour of the tea)
Water—sufficient for two cups of tea
Carefully wash the flowers. Boil water in a kettle or saucepan and add the flowers. Continue boiling till the colour of the flowers disappears. The water will look dark blue. Turn off the stove. Discard the flowers and pour into your cups. If you add a little water, or honey or sugar the colour in your cup will become light blue. When you add the lemon juice, the colour will change again to purple and the tea will taste better.
Aparijita is a widely used flower in Ayurveda because of its immense health benefits like improving skin, immune system, metabolism etc. Now-a-days, it is a very popular tea world-wide, sold in dried form as well. Regular intake of this tea will ensure not only good health, but will also keep your mind fresh and energetic.
N.B: People who are suffering from major health issues, pregnant women and nursing mothers should always consult their doctor or dietician or nutritionist before embracing a new drink or food.