As the sun is about to set, I strolled through the garden. I had a slight headache due to heat. My eyes captured the sight of dried Butterfly pea flowers on the plant with few fresh flowers. Curious cook in me awoke. I collected a palm full of sun-dried butterfly pea flowers. I made it and sipped it after it cool down. My headache has gone with this beautiful drink. You too try this tea if you have Butterfly pea flowers (Sankupushpam in Malayalam) in your garden.
Making of Tea:
Dried butteButt pea flowers – 10-15
Water – 150 mL
Put dried Butterfly pea flowers on a plate with some water and gently wash them twice to remove any dust. Put them in a vessel and pour 150 mL water to it and boil it. Once it boiled well, switch off the flame. Keep the tea in the vessel closed with a lid for 15 minutes so that the bluish pigments from flowers seep into the water. Then you can strain the tea and drink it lukewarm or after cooling down. Since it’s hot time, I drank it once it cooled down well. I drank it as such without sweetness in order to get the benefits well. You may add honey for sweetness. This tea is calming, relaxing and detoxifying and is rich in antioxidants.
Peacefully starry night dear all 😊👼🌌