Enjoy lemonade with a twist — this color changing drink is perfect for summer!

Butterfly pea flower tea changes color when combined with acid. 💙💜💗 This Butterfly Pea Flower Lemonade starts out naturally blue from the tea and changes to purple/pink when lemon is added.

Common in Southeast Asia, butterfly pea flower tea is an herbal, caffeine-free drink high in antioxidants. It is often used as a natural dye in food and clothing thanks to its vibrant color. The tea is thought to be anti-inflammatory and good for the skin. Not much is known about drinking the tea during pregnancy and it is often not recommended.

Butterfly Pea Flower Lemonade | Rainbowl Foods

Butterfly Pea Flower Lemonade

A magic color changing drink perfect for summer!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4


Sweetened Butterfly Pea Flower Tea

  • 3 cups water
  • 3/4 cup agave syrup
  • 1/2 cup butterfly pea flower tea loose

Lemon Juice

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups lemon juice fresh squeezed - 8 to 10 lemons


  • In a saucepan over medium heat combine 3 cups water, agave syrup, and butterfly pea flower tea.
  • Stirring frequently bring the mixture to a simmer, turn off heat, cover, and let steep for 10+ minutes.
  • Strain out butterfly pea flowers and transfer remaining liquid to a jar in the fridge to cool.
  • Juice lemons and mix juice with 2 cups of water.
  • Fill glasses with ice and add cooled butterfly pea flower tea mixture.
  • Add lemon juice mixture and watch the magic happen!
  • Stir drink together and enjoy.

Butterfly Pea Flower Lemonade | Rainbowl FoodsButterfly Pea Flower Lemonade | Rainbowl Foods

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