A beautiful blue matcha latte that tastes as good as it looks. This frothy sweet warm drink is loaded with antioxidants and is naturally caffeine free.
Blue matcha...who knew right?
Well technically blue matcha is butterfly pea powder. So this is essentially a butterfly pea latte, but either way this drink is out of this world beautiful and tasty.
If you are new to butterfly pea flower powder you may be wondering what it is, why you should drink it and what the heck it even tastes like. No worries friends, we are diving into all of those juicy details below.
What is butterfly pea flower powder
The butterfly pea flower grows in Thailand and Myanmar. These flowers only bloom for one day and is actually considered an herb.
The powder is from harvested blooms that are dried and then ground into a powder. You can also make tea from the dried blooms without grounding into a powder.
These beautiful blue flowers pack a hefty punch when it comes to health benefits.
The flower's scientific name is the Clitorea ternatea Flower, which in fact sounds grosser than the word pea. However! Clitorea ternatea Flowers contain high doses of anthocyanin when extracted properly.
Anthocyanin is also found in blueberries and is responsible for being an antioxidants that fights free radicals in the body.
Butterfly pea flower has been used in ayurvedic traditions for roles as a memory enhancer, nootropic, anti-stress, anxiolytic, antidepressant, anticonvulsant, tranquilizing and sedative agent.
What does it taste like
Despite the name, it doesn't taste like peas.
It is a very mild taste. So mild in fact, you probably won't even taste it in your latte.
Ingredients and substitutions
To make this matcha latte you will need the following ingredients:
- butterfly pea flower powder- this is super easy to find online
- milk (dairy or non dairy)- I really liked this with cashew milk
- vanilla extract
Milk- you can use any milk that you would like for this recipe. Just keep in mind that if you choose one with a strong flavor it may affect the overall taste of the recipe.
Honey- Feel free to swap the honey out for any sweetener of choice.
If you happen to have a bamboo whisk it is the perfect tool to mix your blue buttefly pea flower powder with the water in step one of the recipe card. Be sure to whisk until smooth and no clumps.
I like to use my milk frother that is attached to my Keurig, but be sure to check out the instructions for stove top and using a milk frother for what works best for your needs.
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