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All about “Blue Tea”

Hello friends, have you ever tasted blue tea? I did a month back when we’re visiting my brother in law’s place. Over the phone, he always kept boasting about his new found tea recipe and it’s antioxidant, immune enhancer and various healing properties. You might be wondering, how is it prepared? Actually the blue tea is made with dried pigeon wing flowers, we call it Aparajita in Bangla.

About the flower, it is a kind of creeper, spread very quickly and bloom in large numbers. The plant is very common in India.The color of the flower may be white, purple but dark blue is the predominant variety. These flowere are also used as an offering to Lord Shiva and Goddess Durga.

Now about the tea. One evening when we assembled to partake our evening tea ritual at my brothers in law’s place. We were welcomed by the special blue tea, a concoction served in transparent cups, thus enhancing its dramatic effect manifolds.

The colour looked so fetching and unique that everyone were eager to tasts it, but I forbade them. A photo session was required first, yes, to give you a glimpse of the special drink. When I pestered my brother in law, he divulged a little that apart from dried pigeon wing flowers, other spices and condiments like black pepper, ginger, cinnamon, a pinch of black salt and honey was added to create the colorful drink.

Now it was time for tea tasting. I took a sip. Believe me , friends I’m not particularly famous for camouflaging my emotions and expressions. Whatever is in my heart, it just reflected on my face, in spite of me. All the people present there drank it extolling the virtue of the tea. I was silent, fighting down the urge to blurt the obnoxiously tasting liquid out of my mouth.

You can imagine what a punishment it was for me to gulp down sip after sip, just intending not to hurt the sentiment of my brother in law, who had prepared it with so much care. How can a drink looking so colorful and alluring, tastes so vile!!

My face was contorting in reflex, yet I couldn’t do anything to salvage the situation. At last my brother in law asked, whether I liked it.

I replied, “It’s indeed very good but I would like never to drink it again.” He roared in laughter, “I was watching the expression of your face, you need not tell anything more.”

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Published by MousumiSays

An ardent crusader to make the world a better and safer place to live in. Likes to remind the mankind their basic instinct of resilience in the face of adversity.

31 thoughts on “All about “Blue Tea”

  1. A simple blue tea is good…i have tried it. The a few petals are boiled with a few pieces of dried lemongrass leaves and consumed with honey. The concoction you mentioned sounds like ayurvedic medicine😊

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    1. It’s very kind of you to like the post. Thanks a lot.
      As for the flavour, there were so many distinctive flavour mixed into one, it felt like listening to jazz, rock and many other music all at once!!πŸ˜„

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  2. Mousuumi, I laughed out loud reading your hilarious anecdote. ❀ You are so polite! I might have excused myself and rinsed my mouth. I like Earl Grey with Half & Half, green tea with jasmine, darjeeling tea, and many other teas, but this does not sound palatable!

    Many years ago, we had a dinner guest, and I had just made the Jewish specialty, chopped liver, which my late husband loved. I offered some to our guest. Thinking he was getting chocolate mousse, he tasted it. We learned pretty quickly that he HATES liver! How embarrassing.

    Have a great rest of your weekend! ❀

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