How to make Blue Lotus Tea

How to make Blue Lotus Tea

Blue lotus flower tea is a herbal infusion made from the dried petals of the blue lotus flower (Nymphaea caerulea), also known as the blue water lily or the sacred blue lily. This tea has a history of use in ancient Egypt, where it was revered as a symbol of the sun god Ra and a gateway to the divine. It has also been used in traditional medicine for various purposes, such as reducing anxiety, improving sleep, and enhancing sexual performance.

Blue lotus flower tea has a mild psychoactive effect, as it contains compounds that act on the brain’s dopamine receptors, creating a feeling of euphoria and relaxation. It may also induce lucid dreaming and enhance spiritual experiences. However, the tea is not a hallucinogen and does not cause any adverse side effects when consumed in moderation.

Making blue lotus flower tea is simple and easy. You only need two ingredients: dried blue lotus petals and water. You can also add honey or other sweeteners to taste. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Boil some water in a pot, kettle, or microwave. The ideal temperature for brewing blue lotus tea is between 190°F and 200°F (88°C and 93°C).
  2. Place one whole or shredded blue lotus flower in a glass mug or teapot. You can use a tea ball, infuser, or strainer to hold the petals if you prefer.
  3. Pour the hot water over the flower and cover the mug or teapot with a lid or saucer. This will help to retain the heat and the aroma of the tea.
  4. Steep the tea for 15 minutes, or longer if you want a stronger flavour and effect. You can gently stir or press the flower with a spoon to release more of its essence into the water.
  5. Strain the tea into another cup or mug, discarding the flower. You can squeeze the flower to extract more of its liquid if you want.
  6. Add honey or your preferred sweetener to taste. You can also add milk, cream, or lemon juice if you like.
  7. Enjoy your blue lotus flower tea hot or cold, depending on your preference.

Some tips and variations for making blue lotus flower tea are:

  • You can adjust the amount of water and petals according to your desired strength and flavour. A general rule of thumb is to use 2-3 tablespoons of petals per 8 ounces (240 ml) of water.
  • You can reuse the same flower for up to three brews, but each brew will be weaker than the previous one.
  • You can mix blue lotus flower tea with other herbs, such as chamomile, lavender, rose, or mint, to create different blends and effects.
  • You can also make blue lotus flower tea with milk, juice, or wine instead of water. These liquids may enhance the psychoactive and aphrodisiac effects of the tea, but they may also alter its taste and colour.
  • You can make blue lotus flower tea in advance and store it in the refrigerator for up to three days. You can reheat it or drink it cold as you wish.

Blue lotus flower tea is a unique and delightful herbal drink that can offer you many benefits, such as relaxation, euphoria, and enhanced dreaming. It is also a natural way to connect with your spirituality and explore your consciousness. However, you should always consume it responsibly and in moderation, as it may have different effects on different people. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, taking medication, or have any medical condition, you should consult your doctor before trying blue lotus flower tea.


1 Blue Lotus Flower: Uses, Benefits, and Safety - Healthline

2 Blue Lotus Tea: Benefits & How To Make It - Tea How

3 How to Make Blue Lotus Tea - Schisandra & Bergamot

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