Debate on Blue Tea vs Green Tea keeps surfacing in front of Tea lovers. Some believe there can not be any alternative to Green Tea not only due to its promising health benefits but also due to its acquired taste while the rest are more welcoming towards Blue tea, the herbal tea that comes with the goodness of Ayurveda.
If you ask us, we believe Blue Tea is better than Green Tea. And we have reasons to believe that, as explained below. It can be better in several ways based on your preference, that includes taste, appearance, caffeine content, health condition - physical as well as mental.
As Blue Tea is made from flowers (Butterfly Pea Flowers, sc. name. Clitoria Ternatea) it has a much smoother and earthy taste than Green Tea which unlike Blue Tea is made from leaves of the plant Camellia Sinensis.
As they say, you start to relish a tea way before it touches your lips. It tantalizes more senses than you think. You start with the sight of it, the delightful color it blends into your cup, its aroma filling up your nose and then your taste as you take a sip.
Blue Tea is known for its appealing cobalt blue color that comes naturally once brewed. This, not just makes it a great tea to serve to your guests at parties and gatherings but also a perfect addition to your mocktail. You can even use the infused water to color cuisines such as noodles, cakes, momos or rice.
Blue Tea is made directly from the Butterfly Pea Flowers, also known as Shankhpushpi or Aprajita in many parts of India. The flowers are simply plucked, sun-dried and packed fresh thus making it totally caffeine free.
Whereas Green tea undergoes an extensive processing where the caffeine is allowed to be formed during its oxidation process.
Thus Blue Tea becomes just the perfect beverage for those tea lovers who are looking to reduce or avoid caffeine intake.
Anti-aging: Blue Tea contains antioxidants that can fight unwanted free radicals of your skin and help protect the skin from damage caused due to pollution, UV rays, smoke, nicotine etc.
Sleep: Blue Tea is known for its calming effects. It works great as a bedtime tea. It may even help regulate your sleep cycle. Thus it can be a great drink for those who feel sleep deprived or suffer from mild sleep disorientation or disorders.
Memory Booster: For thousands of years Butterfly Pea Flowers have been used in Indian Ayurveda by yogis and monks for its nootropic properties. It is believed to have properties that can boost cognitive abilities thus making it perfect for working professionals as well as students.
Stress: We all know how the world is getting cramped by Stress every passing day. We all are looking for different ways to deal with it. Blue Tea, due to its soothing properties, can help provide relief from mild stress. For severe stress it is always best to see a professional.
Note: Just like Green Tea, Blue Tea also contains components that may help in weight-loss.
Thus we could see how Blue Tea provides us with so many additional benefits apart from all that a Green tea can provide. This is a herbal tea that has been in use for thousands of years in Ayurveda. It is now gaining popularity again in the past decade due to the rise in stress levels and pollution all around. There are several studies that are going on to understand the true potential of this flower. And many believe that this flower tea is here to stay this time. It can very well become the future for all tea lovers.