What is clitoria and anchan tea, why drink it and how it is useful

Cli­to­ria is often referred to as “blue matcha” and is grad­u­al­ly tak­ing its place among the new­er and health­i­er drinks. What is a cli­toris? Why is it called “blue match­es”? How is it use­ful for wom­en’s health and beau­ty? We will cov­er all this in our new arti­cle!


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Cli­to­ria is one of the pop­u­lar herbal teas, which is com­pa­ra­ble in its ben­e­fits to the pop­u­lar matcha tea. More­over: it is even called the “blue match”, although this, if you look bet­ter, is not entire­ly true.

What is a clitoris?

Cli­to­ria or anchan is a plant that grows in Thai­land. Cli­to­ria bud tea is called nam dok anchan in Thai­land and is as pop­u­lar as reg­u­lar black tea here. Cli­to­ria is also enjoyed in India and many oth­er Asian coun­tries.

In order to make tea from the cli­toris, dried and bare­ly opened buds are tak­en, which col­or the infu­sion in a beau­ti­ful corn­flower blue col­or. If you add lemon to cli­to­ria tea, you can get a very beau­ti­ful pur­ple with a hint of pur­ple. The tea has a slight­ly strange grassy taste with metal­lic notes.

Also, the cli­toris can be used as a nat­ur­al dye: for noo­dles, sweets, cere­als or cock­tails.

How to drink anchan tea

This tea has an elu­sive and light taste, so you can be as cre­ative as pos­si­ble with it and exper­i­ment with com­bi­na­tions.

In Asia, for exam­ple, cane sug­ar is added to the cli­to­ria infu­sion: you can drink this drink both cold and hot, depend­ing on your desire.

You can also add coconut or almond milk to anchan to enjoy a del­i­cate creamy taste. In addi­tion, such tea will look beau­ti­ful in pho­tographs with its pas­tel blue tint.

They also like to add spices and var­i­ous syrups to the cli­toris. The most deli­cious and refresh­ing anchan tea recipe is a com­bi­na­tion of cli­toris and fresh mint.

tea party

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Why drink clitoria

This is not just a cheer­ful blue tea that looks great in pho­tographs, but a whole pantry with vit­a­mins. Cli­to­ria is not just used in med­i­cine, includ­ing folk med­i­cine: in Thai­land, this herb is used to treat sex­u­al ail­ments.

Health Benefits of Clitoris:

  • Cli­to­ria grass reg­u­lates the cir­cu­la­to­ry sys­tem, allows you to puri­fy the blood.
  • An extract from the roots of the cli­toris can cure the bites of poi­so­nous insects.
  • A decoc­tion of the plant cleans­es wounds and pre­vents inflam­ma­tion and decay.
  • Cli­to­ria is a good adju­vant in the treat­ment of infer­til­i­ty (includ­ing male) and men­stru­al irreg­u­lar­i­ties.

Benefits of clitoria tea:

  • Cli­to­ria flower tea is a good aphro­disi­ac and helps to increase poten­cy.
  • This drink cleans­es the ves­sels of the eyes and has a ben­e­fi­cial effect on vision. It can be used as an aid in glau­co­ma, cataracts.
  • Anchan tea pre­vents the appear­ance of gray hair and hair loss.
  • For the ner­vous, this tea is a relief from stress.
  • Stu­dents will enjoy the mem­o­ry-enhanc­ing prop­er­ties of anchan tea as well as the antiox­i­dant prop­er­ties.

How to make clitoria tea

This is a pret­ty easy and quick recipe. Take five or six flow­ers in a glass of boil­ing water, brew until the infu­sion becomes corn­flower blue, rich in col­or.

You can add anchan tea to:

  • coconut, rice or almond milk;
  • lime or lemon juice;
  • hon­ey or cane sug­ar;
  • mint, mint syrup.
anchan tea

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Why the clitoris is not a “blue matcha”

Cof­fee house own­ers who offer vis­i­tors to taste “blue matcha” are very cun­ning, try­ing to sell inex­pen­sive cli­toris at the price of elite tea.

Matcha, a tra­di­tion­al and very spe­cial tea for the Chi­nese and Japan­ese, is extreme­ly dif­fi­cult to obtain. It is obtained from the upper leaves of the tea tree: twen­ty days before har­vest­ing, the bush­es are placed in the shade to hide the leaves from the sun’s rays. Due to this, they accu­mu­late more chloro­phyll and amino acids. After the leaves are har­vest­ed by hand, steamed, dried and ground into a fine pow­der.

The cli­toris is unpre­ten­tious in care. You just need to wait until young buds begin to appear and col­lect them until they open, and then dry them. Noth­ing spe­cial and no fuss.

Hence the main dif­fer­ence: cli­to­ria costs about $100 per kilo­gram, and the most inex­pen­sive matcha tea costs about five thou­sand per kilo­gram.

Try­ing to sell a cli­to­ria called “blue matcha” is an attempt to make more mon­ey on con­sumer igno­rance. Isn’t it cheap­er to make the same drink at home and cheap­er? For exam­ple, you can buy this tea here.

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