- Why You'll Love it
The Mermaid Latte recipe on Pinterest has become a fun and favorite drink for all. We made it easy to make by adding the traditional black tea and spices of Indian chai tea and blended that with butterfly pea flower. This yields a nice dark blue drink. To finish for the proper color add milk, cream, coconut milk or your favorite ice cream that still has that white color.
We scoured the web searching for an easier way to make this drink. The closest one we found is here and as you can see, there are way more ingredients and steps.
- Why it's Good for You
Chai tea is a fragrant, spicy tea that may help boost heart health, reduce blood sugar levels, aid digestion and help with weight loss. Butterfly pea flower is filled with anti-oxidants that may help with inflammation and aging.
None of the above is backed by the FDA nor is it intended to diagnose or treat any illnesses.
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Full Recipe: Hot: Heat 12 ounces of water to near boiling, about 205F. Steep 2 tablespoons of Blue Milk Chai, making sure to get lots of the blue butterfly pea flower, for 3 minutes. Strain into your glass. Add a couple scoops of your favorite light colored ice cream, or any other dairy, non dairy milk to taste. Stir well but try not to melt all of the ice cream before you take a sip. The hot and cold variance is delicious!
For Iced: Heat 12 ounces of water to near boiling, about 205F. Steep 3 to 4 tablespoons of Mermaid Chai, making sure to get lots of the blue butterfly pea flower, for 3 minutes. Fill an empty glass with ice and strain over ice leaving room at the top for your next ingredient. Add a scoop of light colored ice cream or top with your dairy or non dairy milk to taste. Stir or let the colors develop for a bit on their own for a Pinterest worthy cup!
For an alcohol version, make as directed above and use a white chocolate liquor or a shot of Irish Cream.
Butterfly Pea Flower, Ceylon CTC Black Tea, Cardamom, Ginger, Black Peppercorns, Anise, Cloves, Fennel, Cinnamon
Iced 16oz cup: 3 tsp tea steeped for 3 minutes in about 8 to 10 ounces of water. This concentrates the tea a bit so your beverage isn't watered down. Fill glass with ice, pour and strain brewed tea into your glass. Enjoy! Hot: 1 tsp per 8 ounces of water steeped for 3 minutes. Strain and enjoy!