BlueChai's Blue Tea

Tea type
Flowering Food Herbal Blend
Ingredients
Natural Flavours
Flavors
Earth, Flowers, Peas
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Sachet
Caffeine
Caffeine Free
Certification
Organic
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200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec 5 g 48 oz / 1406 ml

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  • “BlueChai is a tasty, blue tea made from only the best butterfly pea flowers. Since I don't want to be the first to review our own tea on Steepster, I'd love to give away a couple of samples to the...” Read full tasting note
    BlueChai 1 tasting notes
  • “Steepsterites, you need to check out the colour of this tea. BLUE! WILD! (oh, and it will turn colour if you add lemon). The taste? A touch floral, kinda vegetal snap pea (but not grassy), sweet...” Read full tasting note
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    awkwardsoul 1056 tasting notes
  • “i think this tea is at half mast for me. the name, 'blue chai', with it having no spices let me down. the dry smell was very mild. the colour was striking! haven't checked.... but i think my...” Read full tasting note
    JustJames 379 tasting notes
  • “2/7/14 I'm experimenting with several different things with this tisane, so this tasting note is just the beginning. My sample arrived basically powdered, which made figuring out how...” Read full tasting note
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    AnnaEA 90 tasting notes

From BlueChai

Discover its amazingly deep blue color and experience the smooth, floral flavour of our premium butterfly pea flowers.
The luscious aroma will remind you of green tea, yet BlueChai is a herbal tisane that is refreshing, cleansing, without any caffeine and unique in color and taste. It’s wonderful hot or iced. Dried butterfly blue pea – blue tea from BlueChai

Soothing stress and improving focus are only a few of the health benefits of this tea, please visit our health section to learn more about the various health benefits of BlueChai.
The flavor is all natural, emanating from dried butterfly pea flowers (Clitoria ternatea).

But don’t just drink this tea, use it in cooking, baking – perhaps add it to oatmeal … really! The blue color of the tea can be used as natural, organic food coloring to make blue rice for example. Enjoy BlueChai hot to create comfort, calmness and warmth or add ice and lemon juice to get a mouthwatering drink that refreshes and revitalizes.

Did you know? BlueChai is magic tea … in a way. If you add a few drops of lemon/lime juice to it, the color will turn from blue to purple within seconds. This not only creates beautiful effects for teas and cocktails, but also changes the flavour of the tea. Add some honey to the drink and impress your friends and family with a complex and evolving tea or iced tea.

Let the unique bouquet of BlueChai take you right to a tropical beach with its delightful sense of summer, relaxation, and simple pleasure.

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12 Tasting Notes

1 tasting notes

BlueChai is a tasty, blue tea made from only the best butterfly pea flowers.

Since I don’t want to be the first to review our own tea on Steepster, I’d love to give away a couple of samples to the community!

If you would like to receive a free sample to review, please get in touch with us or visit http://bluechai.com/sample to place your order directly.

(Please leave a comment below once you’ve ordered, so we know who you are in the Steepster community)

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Brian Javier

just ordered a sample. will post review once done.

Bluechai

Thank you Brian, your sample will ship out tomorrow morning.

Cavocorax

I just ordered one!

Stoo

I appreciate the opportunity to sample your tea! Is there a free shipping option with this sample?

Sil

Just a note, you may not want to rate your own teas. Companies are welcome to review their teas, but it’s typically frowned on when they are rated.

Thank you for sharing samples though :) Always love trying new teas and companies!

Ambelleina

I just placed my order, always up for trying new teas. Will review when received. :)

adagio breeze

I just ordered one too – thanks for letting us in on this offer!

Also, ditto what Sil said.

Bluechai

Thank you Sil for pointing that out, I’ve removed the previous rating (it should now be displayed as neutral) – sorry for that everybody.
Please do let me know if this tasting note of our own tea is still frowned on and I’ll remove it asap!

@Stoo, since we’re located in Thailand we need to airmail BlueChai to the US – there is a small (2-3$) shipping cost involved in this.

@Ambelleina, thank you for placing your order for a sample! We’ll ship out all sample requests received within the next 12 hours tomorrow morning.

Thank you for welcoming us to the Steepster community, we hope you all enjoy our BlueChai tea!

Short Sorceress

Thank you for the offer, I ordered a sample and can’t wait to try it.

keychange

I’ve also just placed an order. Thank you!

moraiwe

I ordered a sample as well! Very excited to try it. Thank you :)

Bluechai

Thank you everybody for placing your order!
Please note that we can only ship 1 free sample per household, so if you’d like to send our sample sachet to friends and family kindly place an additional order with a different shipping address ;)

Sil

no worries BlueChai! I just wanted to make sure you were aware before anyone got fussed. I don’t think anyone’s had issues with reviews in the past :)

angryostrich

Just ordered a sample. Looking forward to trying it!

shinylib

Thanks, I ordered

TheKesser

How much is shipping to Canada??

Bluechai

Standard airmail shipping to Canada is $3.20, a little more with the optional tracking number

Tpspinlob

Just placed an order for a free sample. Looking forward to giving it a try. Thank you!

pyarkaaloo

blue tea? i can see this becoming a health fad in the US & trend in mixology! ;) butterfly pea flowers sound adorable… also- is this tea ‘chai’ in the sense that it’s spiced with ginger, cinnamon, cardamom or clove? or is this strictly herbal?

Bluechai

Good news, all BlueChai orders for a free sample pack have just been dispatched by airmail from Bangkok, Thailand!

Since BlueChai has never been sold outside of Thailand before we would love to hear about your tea experiences…
Happy brewing!

@pyarkaaloo: Tisane, BlueChai is pure butterfly pea flower tea without any added spices ^^

Ze_Teamaker

Just put in for it. Can’t wait to try it!!!

Robert Godden

Is there an option for tea companies to get some samples?

Jacob ellis

I would like to sample some just 4.60 is a bit pricey for me. Sorry:/

Bluechai

I understand Jacob… where are you located? I might be able to send you a sample via SAL which takes slightly longer but is also cheaper.

Rachel Rose

Order placed for a free sample. Thanks Brian.

AnnaEA

My sample arrived! Now to decide what to do with it!

Bluechai

Great Anna, we hope you enjoy your first cup of blue tea!

aisling of tea

Oh man, I wish I had seen this before it expired, it looks so interesting!

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1056 tasting notes

Steepsterites, you need to check out the colour of this tea. BLUE! WILD! (oh, and it will turn colour if you add lemon).
The taste? A touch floral, kinda vegetal snap pea (but not grassy), sweet and pretty herby. A really neat alternative to other flowery herbals such as chamomile. I found the best flavor was adding lemon and it masked some of the herbyness.

Full review and photos on my blog, The Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/organic-herbal-blue-tea-bluechai-oolong-owl-tea-review/

Crazy part is that I just ordered some undyed wool – I’m gonna try some tea dying, with this fun herbal on the list!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 250 OZ / 7393 ML
__Morgana__

Great pictures. It’s like a science experiment. LOL.

Sil

that’s fantastic!

Mercuryhime

That so neat! I want to buy some just to make all my food blue!

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379 tasting notes

i think this tea is at half mast for me.

the name, ‘blue chai’, with it having no spices let me down.
the dry smell was very mild.
the colour was striking! haven’t checked…. but i think my teeth may be blue, lol.
taste: peppery on the back of the tongue, strongly legume.

the artist in me loves the colour, but i do not know that i like the tea.
……… i have the strangest inclination the steep up the rest and do some watercolour painting.

not the right match for me.

still, thank you blue chai for the opportunity! what a beautiful colour!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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90 tasting notes

2/7/14 I’m experimenting with several different things with this tisane, so this tasting note is just the beginning. My sample arrived basically powdered, which made figuring out how to use it difficult, because all the references I’ve found tell me to use a number of flowers. I picked out the six largest remaining fragments, and put those into my rice cooker to make blue rice with – that’s still cooking.

I weighed the remaining powder – it came to five grams on my little scale, which I am guess is about 10-20 flowers. I put it all into a paper filter bag, and put it in my four cup measuring cup, and brewed it with boiling water for 3 minutes. It is a rich opaque dark blue liquid, with a light beany aroma and taste. I’m sipping a cup hot now, and have put the rest in the fridge to try iced. I’ll also experiment with adding some mandarin juice to it — it’s supposed to turn purple when an acid is added! Lime would be traditional, but I only have mandarins in the house.

I’ll also try a second steeping of my bag, and see how that brews.

So far, a fun and pleasant drink.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 5 g 32 OZ / 946 ML
AnnaEA

The blue rice didn’t work so well — the flowers infused strongly in their immediate area, but the color didn’t filter well through the rice. I think I’ll get better color by infusing the water for the rice ahead of time. No trace of the flowers aroma or taste carried through to the rice.

boychik

You sound like a chemist

AnnaEA

ROFL — I think that’s a compliment… My background is in professional cooking, so I can get a little hardcore foodie about things, I’m afraid.

boychik

Oh I used to love Good eats. Alton was so creative in his experiments

AnnaEA

The mandarin juice did turn this tisane an amazing rich purple color – so pretty! The mandarin taste played okay with the pea flower, but lime would have been better. I think I could make an awesome lavender lemonade using this~!

boychik

Lol amazing lavender lemonade

AnnaEA

In the interests of lavender lemonade potential, the second steep of these is a cold steep. 4 cups of water, and into the fridge, and we’ll see what I have tomorrow morning!

Kaylee

Ooh, how did it turn out?

AnnaEA

Kaylee, I never got to find out. :( I fell sick, and never got to trying it.

Kaylee

Oh no! I hope you’re feeling better!

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24 tasting notes

This is one of the more different teas I’ve had. The flowers come dried, and the steeping instructions are in flower amounts.

For hot tea, I went with 14 flowers dude to my size of teapot at 208 degrees. After letting it steep for 8 minutes the liquid was a dark blue. It looked wonderful in my glass teacup!

The taste is vegetal with a florally sweet aftertaste. It is very mild, even after an 8 minute steep. It’s a good taste and it is an interesting alternative to the usual teas.

Next, I decided to brew some and allow it to cool in my refrigerator. The I poured it into a clear glass and added some lemon juice. It did turn into an amazing dark purple! It was really cool! The taste of the tea now cool was very similar to the hot tea, but stronger. It was rather bland for my taste, perhaps interesting as a base for other teas. Adding the lemon juice and sugar gave it a sweet taste that pairs with the floral sweetness well.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more

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243 tasting notes

I love this tea. I can’t help it.

The flavor is not amazing. If you’ve ever smelled pea flowers, then you’ll be able to picture the flavor. They taste just like they smell.

But the tea is purple! It’s not lavender, or a deep plum that’s almost not purple at all, but electric purple! It’s gorgeous and I’ll be honest, I just like looking at it.

I made this hot, and that was ok, but I love it as a cold brew. I let the flowers steep overnight and it’s ready to take to work in the AM. A little squeeze of agave and it’s just right.

Since I don’t love the flavor all on it’s own, I’ve been planning out ways to incorporate a small amount of flowers into other teas, just for the color.

This tea is just the butterfly pea flowers alone, but Blue Chai does make a blend with lemongrass. More on that soon!

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Ost

Purple tea? That sounds awesome! :O

Sarsonator

It’s so fun! If you have a minute, click to the steepster page for this tea, then scroll a little and check out the pics from our community area. The tea really is that color!!!!

TheTeaFairy

That interesting…

Sarsonator

Seems like something a TeaFairy would love, doesn’t it? :)

I was really surprised at the color, and that it’s completely natural!

Sarsonator

I could send you some! I also have their Maya Bay blue tea. I got large bags of both. :)

MzPriss

Oh woo! Thank you – that would be awesome :)

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696 tasting notes

This was shared with me by keychange.

This actually brews up blue. And not like semi, kind of, if I stretch my imagination blue. Just blue. Very blue. WEIRD. I’m not really sure how I feel about drinking something blue. It’s an abnormal drink colour. Also, it smells like boiled asparagus. Which I suppose makes some sense. Peas, asparagus. Close enough.

The colour even intrigued J to take a sip. That never happens.

What do you know, it tastes like asparagus too. Maybe it’s just been so long since I had peas it’s actually a pea flavour. Asparagus, on the other hand, I have regularly. So asparagus tea. Interesting.

Thanks keychange!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 15 OZ / 443 ML
Sil

lmao asparagus tea!

TeaKlutz

Blue asparagus tea, hmm? Now I’m intrigued!

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119 tasting notes

Ugh, today is so not how I planned it going. I ended up trying to help my moms friend get Anti virus ware on her computer. Long story short Vista is evil and I will get service pack 2 on there. Got some awesome new Asian ware though from her. She has the coolest things.

Well I had this sample and decided to give it a whirl. The smell of the leaf kinda smelled like earthy dirt; sweet earthy dirt. Or like when you are out gardening flowers…. it is a good thing.

The brew itself is ridiculously blue! I mean it almost looks like it was full of blue food coloring. I can see how this was used for dying.

The flavor is kinda different. It isn’t what I was expecting. It taste a lot like peas, and earthy taste. There is a sweet forla bit, but it isn’t very strong; not like most perume floral teas. Now I don’t like peas….. AT ALL! Seriously I hate them, but this taste kinda good. The texture is very smooth too.

I then put some honey and a bit of orange juice in it (had no lemon). It turned from deep blue to an indigo purple color. I don’t know what science makes it down that, but it was cool. I liked it a bit more. It kinda filled out the flavor and made it taste less earthy. I tried it iced but I like it more warm; it looses that smooth texture and some flavor when it is iced.

Apparently this stuff helps with eyes, which I definitely could use. Ever, since late October my eyes have not been the same. They get itchy, irritated and sore easily now. It’s not allergies. I wish I knew why they do that now, but at least since I got computer glasses they have not been as bad.

Overall I enjoyed it. I would be nice to mix in my herbal teas to help with my eyes.

Flavors: Earth, Flowers, Peas

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 15 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML
CrowKettle

Somehow I missed out when everyone was drinking this a couple months back, or at least skimmed over the part where this tea’s place on the colour spectrum was mentioned. Wow! The flavours look interesting too.

Ze_Teamaker

It was interesting. You would expect tea made from flowers to taste really floral, but it wasn’t really at all. Still good though.

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I’m not sure how I feel about this. I will add my voice to the others in saying that the blue of this tea is absolutely gorgeous. Think TARDIS blue.

I always sweeten my teas, and the back of the package says it goes well with honey, so I added honey instead of my usual sugar. I will not be doing this again. The honey makes it…I don’t know, it brings out the tang and the…funkiness of the tea. I’m not sure how to describe it. It’s very vegetal, and the honey makes it taste almost sour. Not lip-puckering sour, but kinda like milk gone off.

It’s not awful, but I need to try this without honey before I rate it.

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First off, I love love LOVE the color of this. It’s such a rich and vibrant blue. I imagine that if I drank it iced the color would help convince my brain that I am tasting something amazingly refreshing.

I made this hot though. And it’s good. I wish it were more like a chai though – the spices seem fairly mild. Maybe I should have used more leaves? It said 5g but IDK how much that is and I guessed. It tastes like a flower, (but not perfumy) which is not surprising, with some interesting plant-like notes that I can’t really put my finger on. There’s also a nectar-like sweetener that lingers at the end of each sip.

It’s an interesting alternative to other non-caffeinated teas though, and for that I’m happy to have tried it!

Courtney

Whoa! Blue? Cool!

Fjellrev

The idea of blue chai breaks my brain.

Cavocorax

It really doesn’t taste like chai at all. I’m not sure why it’s called that. AFAIK it’s just the flower buds – no spices/extra flavouring.

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