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Matcha lemonade butterfly pea tea

Butterfly Pea Flower Matcha Lemonade

Author: Jee Choe
A color-changing layered matcha lemonade made with butterfly pea flowers that turns the drink from blue to purple.
4.7 from 15 votes
Course Tea Recipes
Yield2 drinks



  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice 1 lemon



  • 2 teaspoons [matcha]
  • 1 cup cold water


  • Make Lemonade
  • Make simple syrup by adding sugar and water into a saucepan and bringing it to a boil.
  • Lower heat to simmer until sugar has completely dissolved, about 3 minutes. Take off heat and let cool. Stir in lemon juice.
  • Make Butterfly Pea Flower Tea
  • Steeping butterfly pea flowers in hot water for 3-5 minutes. The longer you steep the flowers, the darker the blue the tea will be. Discard flowers. Let cool.
  • Make Matcha
  • Into a wide-mouth water bottle, pour in cold water then matcha. Close lid and shake for 10 seconds.
  • Assemble Drink
  • In two glass cups filled with ice, pour in the butterfly pea flower tea about a third of the way for each cup.
  • Pour in the lemonade until it reached 2/3 of the cup, then finally top each cup with matcha.
  • Stir before drinking.


  • There will be more lemonade than needed for the recipe so you can store the rest in the refrigerator.
  • The lemonade and butterfly pea flower tea can both be made in advance and kept cool in the refrigerator.
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