Butterfly pea flowers come from the plant scientifically known as Clitoria ternatea. While butterfly pea flower may be a trendy drink, it’s been around for a long long time. The plant is native to southeast Asia and can be found in places such as Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, and Indonesia. Like other blue foods, the butterfly pea flower is high in anthocyanins, a type of antioxidant we are most familiar with in blueberries and red cabbage. These antioxidants are reported to be good for helping inflammation, heart health, and can even help boost mood.
Use as a tea, You can drink butterfly tea every day safely, though pregnant and lactating women should consult their doctor.