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Iced Butterfly Pea Flower Tea

Use this beautiful Butterfly Pea Flowers to create this Iced Butterfly Pea Flower Tea for your next Tea Party or just a drink to enjoy any time of the day.  Add some milk to this tea to see it swirl into either purple or Blue; check out what cups and teapot would work great with this tea.





Note the links above; you don’t have to just use blooming tea in these; butterfly pea flower tea looks amazing in the cups.

Facts about the butterfly Pea Flower Tea

  • The blue color comes naturally from the purplish-blue petals of the butterfly pea flower.
  • It’s an herbal tea, technically a tisane, as it is not a true tea
  • Because it comes from the flower, it is caffeine-free.
  • Many call this “blue tea” or even “purple tea.”
  • You can make tea with flowers, and you can also make a tea latte by adding a little milk and sugar.

RELATED: Make & Enjoy the Beauty & Benefits of Butterfly Pea Flower Tea

Iced Butterfly Pea Flower Tea


Some people don’t love the taste of this drink, but everyone loves how it looks, so it’s often chosen for its looks. Still, with some additions, it becomes a delicious beverage.

Imagine going for a walk in the woods, and you pick up some twigs and dry leaves. Prepare a tea with those twigs and leaves in boiling water. That’s a bit like what this tea tastes like.  It’s woody and earthy.

Most people choose to add lemonade or lemons to butterfly pea flower tea to make it taste better. The bright, lemony flavor harmonizes with the earthy tea.

Loose butterfly pea flowers are whole, dried flowers. Butterfly pea flowers tea bags are flowers that have been crushed into small bits.

The loose, whole butterfly pea flowers are better quality than tea bags. However,  for recipes or drinks where you’re adding milk and sugar, tea bags work well, too.

Iced Butterfly Pea Flower Latte Ingredients

  • Butterfly pea flower tea (loose or bags)
  • Filtered water
  • Vanilla extract
  • Sweetened condensed milk
  • Half & half
  • Ice cubes


  1. Make butterfly pea flower tea
  2. Make vanilla sweet cream
  3. Assemble drink


Steep tea bags in hot water and watch the water turn dark blue. Take out tea bags and set them aside to cool.


Combine half & half, sweetened condensed milk, and vanilla extract.


Fill a cup with ice and pour in the cooled-down blue tea. Next, slowly pour the vanilla sweet cream and watch it create pretty swirls.

Tea Tip: Don’t replace the half & half with milk to get the pretty swirls. Milk is too liquid, so it’ll go straight to the bottom without creating pretty swirls.


  • The half & half with sweetened condensed milk and vanilla extract can be made ahead of time and stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  • The butterfly pea flower tea can also be made ahead of time and kept in the refrigerator for about 4 days.
  • Using loose butterfly pea flowers, use 2 teaspoons of butterfly pea flower tea instead of 2 tea bags.


Is there caffeine?

No, there’s no caffeine at all.

Is this drink not that great?

It looks so good but does not taste as good as it looks. The only way I like having this tea is with lemons or lemonade.

I’m using dried butterfly pea flowers. How much do I use?

Replace the 2 tea bags with 2 teaspoons of dried flowers.

Why are you using tea bags for this recipe instead of loose tea?

I’ve made it using the whole flowers and tea bags, and it tastes pretty much the same, so I’m picking the easier-to-use option — tea bags.

Can I use regular milk instead of half & half?

You can, but you won’t get the pretty swirls like you can with half & half.

ICED Butterfly Pea Flower Tea

Makes 2 servings


  • 2 cups of ice
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1/3 cup half & half
  • 2 butterfly pea flower tea bags (or equivalent loose tea)
  • 1 tablespoon sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Boil water. If using an electric kettle with a temperature setting, set it to 180°F. Use filtered water if possible.
  • Put tea bags into your teapot. Add hot water and steep for 5 minutes. Allow cooling.
  • Combine half & half, sweetened condensed milk, and vanilla extract. Stir to mix. Set aside.
  • Pour cooled butterfly pea flower tea into 2 cups filled with ice.
  • Slowly pour vanilla sweet cream into each cup. The sweet cream swirls around and settles to the bottom, leaving a pretty gradient.


More from Tea Jubilee.

5 Benefits of Butterfly tea. 

More links to see.

Now on to the links that I wanted to share. With fall in full bloom, do you think about what you can make for Thanksgiving? I sure do; I love that time of the year when you are baking most of the day with Christmas songs coming from my laptop, so here is a recipe you can make for yourself or for family and friends this year.

Apple Cranberry Crisp. 

I hope you enjoyed reading about Iced Butterfly Pea Flower Tea; let me know what you think of the tea when you try it out soon. I would love to hear from my readers.

Have a great day!

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