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Osmanthus Tea

Osmanthus fragrans or gui hua 桂花 is a flowering plant. Its flower also known as osmanthus which has been dried can be used to make tea. I bought this flower tea last year during my visit to Shanghai. I was so greedy that I bought 2 containers. 😛 Locally (in Malaysia), you can get dried osmanthus from some tea shops or Chinese medicine shops.

Osmanthus Tea
Aromatic osmanthus tea. It’s healthy too.

Yu Yuan Osmanthus Tea
Yu Yuan osmanthus tea which I bought at City God Temple near Yu Yuan (Yu Garden), Shanghai. A container cost 38 Yuan which is about RM19.00.

Yu Yuan Osmanthus Tea
I’ve always been attracted to osmanthus due to its tiny yellow-golden flowers. They’re so delicate and lovely. The dried osmanthus flower smells fruity and reminds me of honey.

Yu Yuan Osmanthus Tea
To make this super easy osmanthus tea, add a teaspoon of dried osmanthus flowers to a tea cup. Pour boiling water and cover the cup with lid. Let it seep for 2-3 minutes. Finally add 2 teaspoons of honey, mix well and enjoy!

Osmanthus Tea
The osmanthus tea is very fragrant and smell sweet. It’s a delicious tea. Try it today. 🙂

Osmanthus Tea
Serves 1

Note: Double the recipe for 2 persons and so on.

1 teaspoon dried osmanthus flowers
2 teaspoons honey
boiling water

1. Place dried osmanthus flowers in a tea cup.

2. Pour boiling water to the cup, cover and let it seep for 2-3 minutes.

3. Add honey and mix well.


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  • Reply Teasenz April 15, 2017 at 9:18 am

    Lovely. This reminds me of my childhood drink that my grandmother always made for me. She had a garden with osmanthus plants, and during Spring she would pick the flowers, clean and dry them to steep a fresh cup of tea.

    • Reply Che-Cheh April 15, 2017 at 12:27 pm

      Hi Teasenz, thanks for sharing your lovely childhood memory. Fragrance from the garden to the cup… perfect!

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