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The brilliant color in this drink comes from delphinidin, a brightly-colored anthocyanin. Its color changes from blue in a neutral solution to red in acidic solution and yellow in basic. The lemon juice (pH = 2) in this drink creates a bilayer concoction that swirls to a beautiful purple—perfect for celebrating the transitions in your life! Learn more about the chemistry of butterfly pea flower tea.
2 cups water
8 butterfly pea flowers, 2 butterfly pea flower tea bags, or 1/4 teaspoon of butterfly pea flower powder
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Sparkling/sanding sugar, optional
1/2 cup liquid delphinidin extraction
1–3 tablespoons granulated sugar or preferred sweetener, to taste
4–5 ice cubes. optional
1/4 cup lemon juice, approximately one lemon