This powder is made by finely grinding dried butterfly pea flowers (Clitoria ternatea aka blue pea, Asian pigeonwings). These unique blue-purple flowers have an ability to color liquids. Steep this powder in just-boiled water, and it’ll quickly turn it a striking blue color.
Even more exciting, if you add an acidic ingredient (like lemon or lime juice, vinegar, etc), that color will quickly shift to a gorgeous purple.
The powdered form of the flowers is easier to evenly distribute into premade mixes – like ground tea blends. It dissolves quickly & easily. Beyond its color changing abilities, it imparts a very mild vegetal flavor.
Butterfly pea flowers are traditionally used to make tea (together with other ingredients, like spices), and. The colored water can also be used to cook rice to impart color, or can be frozen into ice cubes.