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Here’s another thing to look forward to when checking-in at Constance Halaveli. The new welcome drink: Butterfly Pea Flower Tea, thoughtfully concocted by Executive Chef, Gabriel.
Almost like a magic potion, with just the right selection of plants, the Butterfly Pea Flower Tea is simply superb to kick-start your island holiday in the Maldives.
The main ingredient used in the tea is the Pea flower which is also known as the Asian Pigeon Wings, Blue Bell Vine, Blue Pea, Cordofan Pea and Darwin pea, ‘Butterfly Pea’.
Pea flower: Clitoria ternatea
A plant with multiple health benefits, the Pea flower is an amazing brain boosting herb native to tropical equatorial Asia. It is used in both traditional Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine, recognised for memory enhancing, anti-stress, anxiolytic, antidepressant, anticonvulsant properties, among many others.
Honey: Miracle food
Used all over the world for the past 2,500 years, honey with its many numerous health benefits is also used in the welcome drink. From weight loss to energy booster, this pure and natural substance is perfect as a substitute for sugar. It contains about 69% glucose and fructose, enabling it to be used as a sweetener which is far better than normal white sugar.
Cinnamon: Flavoursome herb
Used to add zest and vibrancy to many dishes and drinks, Cinnamon has been used in Ancient Egypt and medieval times to treat coughing and sore throats, according to Medical News Today. Its exciting flavour makes it a winner when it comes to drinks too. It is now the second most popular spice, after black pepper, in the U.S and Europe.
Lemongrass: Aromatic healer
Known and used for its distinct citrusy aroma, Lemongrass is native to India and tropical regions of Asia. It is an excellent source of Vitamin A, B1, B2, B5, B6 and C. Its aroma makes it excellent for oil and drinks. Other than that and not limited to; lemongrass aid in cleansing and flushing harmful toxins out of the body and help maintain a clean system.
Lemon juice: Healthy Juice
Besides all the hype on weight loss, the primary benefit of Lemon juice is that it is a good source of Vitamin C. It has many health benefits and easy to find. Its aroma and flavour are excellent in dessert and drinks.
Happy check-in at Constance Halaveli and enjoy the delicious potion to start your holiday!