Blue matcha seems to be taking over the internet right now and it’s easy to see why!
The colors of this drink are striking, and there is a long list of purported health benefits.
In this article, we are going to be breaking down what blue matcha is, the taste profile of blue matcha, its benefits and how you can make a blue matcha latte at home.
Let’s get started! 💙
First and foremost, blue matcha is not matcha
Blue matcha is a term that gets thrown around a lot and it is actually a bit misleading.
You see, matcha is made from powdered green tea leaves and a lot of work goes into the cultivation and production of this tea to make it taste a certain way.
So blue matcha is a word used to refer to ground up flowers of the butterfly pea plant.
These flowers do not have much flavor to them, but they do offer a bright blue color, which is why they are used in a lot of natural dyes. Surprising isn't it?
Now that you know that and if you're curious to learn more about green matcha, we strongly advice you to read the article 👉 What is Matcha? The one and only Matcha-Encyclopedia.
Taste profile of the blue matcha
In terms of taste, blue matcha has a mild and earthy flavor with floral undertones. It is often described as slightly woody or reminiscent of green tea.
The taste of blue matcha can be influenced by various factors such as the quality of the flowers, the steeping time, and any additional ingredients or sweeteners you may add.
Some people enjoy drinking it plain, while others prefer to enhance its flavor by adding citrus juices, honey, or other herbs and spices.
Additionally, the acidity of lemon juice or other citrus fruits can cause the blue color to transform into purple or pink, creating a visually stunning effect.
Overall, the taste of blue matcha is subjective and can vary from person to person.
Question: do you know what does matcha taste like? If not, make sure to check the article 👉 What does matcha taste like? Taste Chart with Video
Benefits of blue matcha
While most of the health benefits of the drink we’re about to make come from the nutrient power house that is matcha, there are some benefits to the butterfly pea flowers.
Butterfly pea flower contains a rich array of antioxidants, which may also be beneficial for promoting hair and skin health.
In addition to possibly helping with hair and skin, butterfly pea flowers may also have an impact on weight loss.
One test-tube study suggests that butterfly pea flower extract may slow the formation of fat cells by regulating certain pathways involved in cell progression
So how do we combine the benefits of matcha tea with the cool colors of the butterfly pea flower?
We make a blue matcha latte of course! In the next section, we are going to show you a recipe you can follow to make a striking blue matcha latte at home. Let’s get started!