What is Blue tea?
Blue tea, or butterfly pea flower tea, is a caffeine-free herbal drink that is made by seeping dried or fresh leaves of the Clitoria ternatea plant. The tea was first introduced in the South East Asian countries and the deep blue colour of the flower has been traditionally used to make dye in many countries. Interestingly, the tea is served in Thailand and Vietnam post-dinner, usually with lemon and honey added to it. According to experts, it is a healthy drink that has many benefits and adding lemon juice to the tea changes the pH of the drink, making it change colour from deep blue to purple. These days, the dry petals of the flower are used in cocktails and plating dishes as well. A recent study published in the International Journal of Obesity and Related Metabolic Disorders has stated that blue tea can prevent as well as help fight all obesity issues and fatty liver diseases. Here’s a glimpse of how the refreshing tea can help you lose the extra kilos and provide other health benefits as well.
2. Amino acid and metabolism
Regular consumption of blue tea stimulates the body to burn calories and also boosts the metabolism. It contains Theanine, an amino acid that helps counter the nervous effects of caffeine.
3. Helps burn calories
According to health experts; drinking blue tea twice a day allows you to burn more calories naturally. It increases hepatic metabolism by reducing cholesterol. It improves fatty liver that generally causes weight gain, especially around the middle section. It has been proved that blue tea helps remove the visceral fat effectively.
4. Rich in antioxidants
It is believed that blue tea is rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that help in detoxifying the body. This detoxification process plays a key role in losing unwanted fats.
5. Mood enhancer
For those, who suffer from mood swings often, it is suggested to drink butterfly-pea flower tea, as it is said to have stress-busting effects that also reduce stress and anxiety.
6. Good for skin
According to skin experts, blue tea is said to be good for fighting skin ageing. It has anti-glycation effects and flavonoids that stimulate collagen production.