Osmanthus is a mildly sweet edible fruit from the sweet olive or sweet Osmanthus tree. The flowers are mostly known for being a fragrant and tasteful ingredient of autumn in China. The yellow flowers emit a taste like that of an apricot and ripe peaches. It is ideal for cooking, making tea, and wines, or as an ingredient for fragrance. Osmanthus contain several bioactive components, such as flavonoid and phenolic acids. Studies show it also has antioxidant synergistic effects with green tea (Mao, S.et al.). Health benefits of the flower when consumed include stress reduction, weight loss, lower blood pressure, improved circulation, healthy skin, and healthy digestion.*
A pinch of Osmanthus in tea gives a springtime lift to the cup.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
- Antioxidant synergistic effects of Osmanthus fragrant flowers with green tea and their major contributed antioxidant compounds. Sci. Rep. 7, 46501: doi:10.1038/srep46501 (2017).
- Ingredients: Osmanthus
- Country of origin: China
- Antioxidant: Low
- Caffeine: None