Blue Pea Tea Recipe - How to make Sankhpuspi Tea

Blue Pea Tea Recipe - How to make Sankhpuspi Tea

How to Brew a Perfect Cup of Blue Pea Tea

Blue Pea Tea, also known as Butterfly Pea Flower Tea, is a visually stunning and healthful beverage that originates from Southeast Asia. It’s known for its vibrant blue color, naturally derived from the butterfly pea flower and its potential health benefits. In this post, we’ll explore how to make Blue Pea Tea at home, both hot and cold, and provide you with a simple recipe to follow.

Other names of Blue Pea Flower: Butterfly Pea, Sankhpuspi, Aparajita

What you will need to make Blue Pea Tea

  • Fresh or Dried Butterfly Pea Flowers: Usually available at ayurveda herb stores or online shops.
  • Hot Water: For steeping the flowers.
  • Sweetener (Optional): Honey or sugar-free natural sweetener if you prefer a sweeter taste.
  • Lemon Juice (Optional): For a magical colour change and a tangy taste.
  • Taste Enhancers: Ginger, Tulsi, Cardamom etc
    Blue Pea has a very mild taste and smell. So most people prefer to add some taste and smell enhancers.

The Recipe

Ingredients with quantity:

  • 5-8 dried butterfly pea flowers
  • 200 ml of hot water (not boiling)
  • Honey or sugar-free sweetener to taste (optional)
  • Lemon juice to taste (optional)
  • Ginger Slices/ Tulsi Leaves to taste (optional)


  1. Prepare the Flowers: If you’re using dried butterfly pea flowers, measure out 1-2 teaspoons. This will determine the strength and depth of colour in your tea. The more flowers you use, the more intense the colour and flavour will be.
  2. Steep the Tea: Place the flowers in a teapot or a cup. Pour hot water over the flowers, ensuring they are fully submerged. Let them steep for 3-5 minutes. For a stronger tea, you can steep up to 8 minutes.
    Optional: Add finely sliced ginger or tulsi for additional health benefits and to enhance taste.
  3. Strain and Serve: Once the tea has reached the desired strength, strain the flowers out. You’ll be left with a beautiful blue liquid. If you’re serving the tea hot, you can do so immediately.
  4. Add Sweetener (Optional): If you like your tea sweet, add honey or sugar to taste. Stir until fully dissolved.
  5. Enjoy the Magic (Optional): Squeeze in some lemon juice and watch the color change from blue to purple, thanks to the natural pH sensitivity of the butterfly pea flower.
  6. Serve Cold (Optional): If you prefer cold tea, let the tea cool down to room temperature, then refrigerate it. Serve with ice for a refreshing summer drink.

Best time to consume Blue Pea Tea

The best time to enjoy Blue Pea Tea can vary depending on personal preference and the benefits you’re seeking. Here are some suggestions based on various sources:

After a Meal: Some tea experts recommend having Blue Pea Tea after a meal as it may help aid digestion.

Early Morning: Some people prefer to take it early morning in an empty stomach when they are looking to bust some belly fat with blue pea tea..

Before Bedtime: For those looking to relax, consuming Blue Pea Tea before bedtime might be beneficial as it can act as a stress reliever and may help ensure a good night’s sleep.

It’s also noted that 2-3 cups of Blue Pea Tea can be consumed in one day, but as with anything, moderation is key. Always listen to your body and adjust your consumption accordingly


Blue Pea Tea is not only a treat for the eyes but also offers a unique tasting experience. It’s a versatile drink that can be enjoyed hot or cold, sweetened or unsweetened, and with or without the magical color change. So next time you’re looking for a soothing beverage, give Blue Pea Tea a try and indulge in its mesmerizing hue and delightful taste.

Enjoy brewing your own Blue Pea Tea at home and feel free to experiment with the recipe to suit your taste preferences!

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