Dried Chinese Osmanthus fragrans blossoms | Sweet Infusion | TeaFountain ‘Health & Harmony’TM Series | Beautiful flowers with a sweet flavor and healthy benefits.
Osmanthus fragrans is a small tree of flowering plants in the family Oleaceae, native and cultivated in warm Asian climates. The coarsely toothed leaves are evergreen. The orange flowers are produced in the warm seasons, grow in small panicles and carry a strong sweet fragrance. Osmanthus hybrids have been created for culinary use. Osmanthus fragrans (Guihua Cha) prepares a gentle sweet infusion by itself, and can be combined with green and black tea leaves to add a flowery note to the Thea sinensis and Thea assamica varieties.
Theine (caffeine) content: None | Gift Tin Packaging
Suggested Water Temperature: 212 F – Suggested Infusion Time: 8 Minutes.
Preparation: Bring fresh water to the boil. Warm up your tea pot by rinsing it with hot water. Fill one teaspoon per 6 oz cup of this Herbal Tisane into the preheated tea pot or preferred cup. Pour the hot water into the tea. Let infuse 8 Minutes and serve. Remove infuser or pour your tea into another tea-pot or thermos carafe. Using an infuser or ‘Permanent Tea Filter’ for your cup or pot makes it easy to separate the blossoms from the beverage after steeping.
Culinary notes: Because of its fresh and lighter character this Herbal Infusion is offered as a choice with light foods, vegetarian, macrobiotic or vegetable recipes and special desserts including fruits and lighter French cheese selections.
This is one of the infusions (tisanes) in our HEALTH & HARMONYTM Tea Series that we are introducing on our website.
Another TeaFountain Osmanthus selection is the TF # 1502 China Oolong TIEH KUAN YIN Kwai Flower.