This gorgeous and refreshing blue lotus lemonade is a layered drink that’s made with only 4 ingredients! It not only makes for an aesthetically pleasing drink, but also has mood-boosting properties that will elevate your energy with just a few sips!
This recipe call for our Blue Lotus tea blend consisting of key ingredients Butterfly pea flower, Blue lotus , Flower and Lavender. These key ingredients work together to provide medicinal properties to your mind and body. Before we get to the recipe lets break down the benefits.
Butterfly Pea flower
Butterfly Pea Flower, or Clitoria ternatea by its scientific name, is a plant most commonly grown in South East Asia. Traditional ancient communities have used this plant for centuries as a tea for its strong antioxidants and health benefits, as well as topically for its beautifying and healing properties.
Butterfly Pea flowers are extremely rich in antioxidant compounds, called ternatins which have been shown to alleviate inflammation and prevent cancer cell growth. Butterfly Pea flower is most commonly known in the Indian Ayurvedic medicinal system as a brain herb, used for centuries to enhance memory, treat anxiety, depression, ADHD, stress, and Alzheimer's, as well as just offer a general brain boost. In addition, Butterfly Pea tea is also used for treating the digestive system. Its anti-inflammatory properties soothe stomach muscles, alleviating nausea and indigestion.
Blue Lotus Flower
Blue Lotus is traditionally known to be a gateway to the divine. For centuries, Blue Lotus has been respected as an ancestral flower known to induce deep meditative energy, enhance third eye function, and motivate lucid dreaming. The effects of the Blue Lotus, or Blue Waterlily, can be euphoric, while helping to decompress the nervous system and relax the whole body and mind. a Nervine)
Key benefits include:
+ Can help promote restful sleep.
+ Helps to reduce stress + anxiety.
+ May open up the third eye.
+ May induce relaxation.
+ May heighten awareness.
+ May relieve anxiety.
Lavender is a native Mediterranean herb that is now commonly grown and used worldwide. It has been traditionally known to soothe the nerves, bring peace of mind, and support relaxation and sleep. It is said that Lavender may help improve sleep, treat skin blemishes, relieve pain, reduce blood pressure, lessen menopausal hot flashes, combat fungus growth, and potentially promote hair growth!
Overall, our Blue Lotus tea blend is a healthy and delicious beverage that can have numerous positive effects on the mind and body. Whether you're looking to reduce stress and anxiety, improve your sleep quality, or boost your immune system, this herbal tea is definitely worth giving a try.
PREP TIME 1minute min
STEEP TIME 5minutes mins
TOTAL TIME 6minutes mins
▢1 teaspoon Blue Lotus tea blend
▢⅓ cup hot water
▢⅔ cup lemonade (if making fresh lemonade sweeten with agave, sugar, or your favorite sweetner
▢1 cup ice
▢2 lemon slices (optional garnish)
Steep tea with ⅓ cup of hot water using a teapot, tea bag, or tea infuser.
Cover and steep for 5 minutes. Remove tea and let cool.
Herbal teas like butterfly pea flower can be steeped for longer without getting bitter.
Pour lemonade into a cup with ice.
Add cooled down butterfly pea flower tea.
Optional: Garnish with thinly sliced lemon.
To make pretty layers, add the lemonade in first.
The trick to making a layered drink is to start by adding the sweetest components, followed by the least sweet. In this recipe, that means the lemonade goes in first, then the tea.
Make the tea ahead of time.
You can steep the Blue lotus tea in advance and store in the fridge for up to 4 days. Combine with the lemonade when you’re ready to serve.
Store-bought lemonade is great, but you can also make it from scratch, which offers you more control over the sugar levels if you prefer your drinks less sweet.
To add thinly sliced lemons, line them inside the cup first, then add the ice. The lemonade can be poured in next followed by the cooled down tea.
Xo, Ki Meishon