Butterfly Pea Flower

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    Has anyone used this as a colorant? I'd love to know if it works. I know how it works as a tea ingredient (blue tea, y'all). but can it withstand the test of the lye monster?
     
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    I believe it turns a icky green. You can make the tea and add a spoon or two of lye to test the color.
     
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    Aw, green and an icky shade? I'm not sure it would justify buying it.
     
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    Probably wouldn't but it make a really pretty pink lemonade.
    I've been wanting to get some and try to make a blue jelly of some kind.
     
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    I tried using Butterfly pea flower on tea and in water but it always gives me a shade of purple instead of blue no matter how little or much I put in. Does this something to do with its oxidation?
     
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    No. It has to do with the pH. For the blend that Adagio sells it's promoted as a feature: when brewed normally, the tea is a beautiful blue, but add a little lemon and the color changes.
     
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    Oh I see, thanks for the insights.
     

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