TMIX tea & dessert bar is located on Cambie and they recently introduced their Butterfly Lover Series of new drinks using Butterfly Pea Flower that gives a natural vibrant colour to their creation of drinks.
The Butterfly Pea Flower is an ancient Thai herbal plant which is believe to provide antioxidants, improve eyesight, nourishes skin and hair, prevents premature aging, boosts immunity, and it slims. I’m not 100% sure if these claims are accurate, but I find it pretty neat that it produces such a blue colour. They also don’t advise pregnant people to drink this.
Foodgressing invited me to tag along and since I’ve been seeing this pop up on Instagram, I wanted to try it for myself.
There are tons of seats inside the cafe and the staff is very friendly.
Butterfly Lover Series
They have 7 drinks in their series:
- Starry Night: Iced Butterfly Pea Flower and Kumquat Soda with Ai-yu Jelly
- Reverie: Iced Butterfly Pea Flower and Ribena
- Blue Danube: Iced Butterfly Pea Flower and Earl Grey Latte
- Romantic Sunset: Iced Butterfly Pea Flower and Passionfruit Green Tea
- Love in Coco Island: Iced Butterfly Pea Flower and Pina Colada Slush
- Snowy Lover: Iced Butterfly Pea Flower and Calpis
- Blue Moon: Hot Honey Butterfly Pea Flower with honey
We tried 4 of the flavours and I liked the Starry Night the best because of the added ai-yu jelly, it adds a nice texture to the drink as you have it with the kumquat soda. The Butterfly Pea Flower is very subtle and you are tasting predominantly the soda.
We also had the Reverie and similar thoughts. They also advised us to shake this drink before consuming to mix the flavours.
Blue Danube has 3 distinct layers of colour from the different densities of liquid in the drink. With the strong earl grey tea flavour, it masks the Butterfly Pea Flower too. It’s not necessarily a bad thing because of the colours of the drink. You will want to mix up this drink too to incorporate all the flavours.
Blue Moon is the only hot beverage using the Butterfly Pea Flower and honey. Once it is steeped, it has the vibrant blue colour. You can get refills of this drink which is nice.
The tea has hardly any flavours to it. What special about it is the natural blue colour that makes it fun to drink and great for photos.
Overall, the new drinks are pretty unique due to the strong vibrant blue colour. As for the taste, because of the subtlety of the tea flavour, it does get masked by the other flavours in the drink.
We Rate TMIX:
3432 Cambie St, Vancouver, BC