The petals of the Blue Pea Flower have been used as a natural dye for cuisine, baking, beverages and cocktails for centuries. When steeped it produces an incredibly vivid deep blue brew. A few drops of lemon or lime juice transform it into a deep purple hue. Add these petals to any tea or herbal blend for a unique colour transformation. To prepare the refreshing Thai beverage Nam Dok Anchan steep the flowers, strain, add a few drops of lemon or lime juice, pour over ice and add sugar to taste.
A smooth lightly vegetative cup of vivid colour