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.
Aromatic osmanthus tea. It’s healthy too.
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.
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.
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!
The osmanthus tea is very fragrant and smell sweet. It’s a delicious tea. Try it today. 🙂
Note: Double the recipe for 2 persons and so on.
1 teaspoon dried osmanthus flowers
2 teaspoons honey
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.
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.
Hi Teasenz, thanks for sharing your lovely childhood memory. Fragrance from the garden to the cup… perfect!