This Blue Butterfly Pea Flower Tea Latte (Mermaid Latte) has a gorgeous ocean blue color due to the blue butterfly pea flower tea. You can add steamed milk or half and half or substitute it with a dairy-free/non-dairy milk option if you wish. It is topped with honey, maple syrup, or sweetener of your choice. (vegetarian/vegan option)
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Blue Butterfly Pea Flower Tea Latte (Mermaid Latte)
Hi Everyone, I have a new, unique tea latte recipe for you, this Blue Butterfly Pea Flower Tea Latte, also known as Mermaid Latte because of its pretty, all-natural, ocean-blue, color.
What does Blue Butterfly Pea Flower Tea taste like?
It has a unique taste, it’s fresh, floral, mild, and pleasant.
I think it’s kind of like Hibiscus tea but much less tart. It goes great with honey!
When milk is added is just tastes more “milky” and full-bodied.
It would change color to pink-purple if you add citrus like lemon but since this is a latte recipe with dairy, it would make the dairy curdle.
We have been watching The Watchmen on HBO and looking at this latte drink recipe now, I could have easily named it, “(The Watchmen) Dr. Manhattan Latte” because of its bright blue color!
Maybe I will have to do a new recipe post on that 🙂
- Blue Butterfly Pea Flower Tea (dried flowers)
- Hot water
- whole milk or half and half or non-dairy/dairy-free milk
- honey or desired sweetener, optional for topping
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- measuring spoons and cups
- wet measure
- tea kettle
- heat safe mug(s)
- spoon for stirring
Our Blue Butterfly Pea Flower Tea Recipes
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- All of our recent Blue Butterfly Pea Flower Tea Recipes, here
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- 1/4 cup dried Blue Butterfly Pea Flower Tea flowers, food grade
- 1-2 cups hot water
- 1 teaspoon wildflower honey, amount to taste, maple syrup or sweetener or choice
- 1/4 cup whole milk (or half and half or substitute non-dairy/dairy-free cream of choice), amount to taste
- Heat water in a tea kettle over high heat. Alternately, if you are doing 2 cups or a larger amount then you can boil the water in a pot and steep the tea right in the pot.
- Add 1/4 cup Blue Butterfly Pea Flower Tea flowers into a mesh tea ball and add to a large mug (if 1 serving) or 4-cup heat-safe wet measure (if making for 2).
- Pour the hot water over the tea ball and allow to steep for 3-8 minutes, depending on how dark you want the tea. (Do not steep for longer than 10 minutes to avoid the tea from becoming bitter.)
- While your tea is steeping, steam your whole milk or half and half (or non-dairy creamer of choice)
- Pour your steamed milk on top.
- Add a drizzle of honey, enjoy!
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 131Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 18mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 9gSugar: 12gProtein: 6g
Please note that the Calculated Nutrition is an estimate at best.
This recipe post was originally published 12/9/2019 and updated and republished 4/16/2021