ดอกอัญชัน: From seed to cup, make DIY tea

Guest post by mariegael

Fluid Friday means that today we’re covering all things drinkable. Enjoy! -Cat

On one of my first days in Thailand, a friend introduced me to dok un chan, or butterfly pea tea. It was bright purple & sweet and I was hooked. I set about learning how to make it myself.

Soon, I learned the tea came from drying the blue flower of a beautiful vine. These vines are everywhere, and I began collecting the seed pods from the streets and growing my own.

Here is how to make this very healthy, beautiful tea.

Enjoy!

Comments on ดอกอัญชัน: From seed to cup, make DIY tea

  1. Oh Thailand, you are so colorful, I miss you!

    Thank you for bringing back memories of my visit there. The amazing variety of drinks they have, especially related to Tea, is wonderful!

    • you’re so right! one of the first things i noticed about both thai & lao culture is how extremely central food & nature are to everything. it’s so interesting! everyone i meet seems to know the benefits of everything. when i order food, they will tell me what it will do for me. like this is good for your skin, this will warm you up, & , like this tea, it’s good for your vision.

    • i often drink it w/o the citrus, but the citrus is for flavor also. it tastes better with it, but it’s fine without it. some people even use berry juice.

  2. if you live in a colder zone you can grow chamomile, lavender and mint, they all work beautifully as teas and drying them is pretty simple.

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