Very confused about "osmanthus"


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Very confused about "osmanthus"

Postby drachedame » Mar 21st, '06, 21:38

:? Ok, I'm confused, I thought I tried every herbal tea known to mankind and here I see the teabags in the "herbal" section called osmanthus. Can anyone tell me what kind of herb that is and most important, does it have caffine? And what does it taste like?
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Postby illium » Mar 22nd, '06, 06:18

osmanthus is a small yellow flower from china. it's very fragrant and has a strong sweet, rich, smell and flavour. it is used like jasmine flowers to scent tea. during the drying phase, it's laid in with the tea leaves, and they absorb it's scent.

i have never seen it sold as a tea by itself. sometimes it's included with the tea. you will see small yellow dried flowers with the leaves.

it's a wonderful flavour, and i definately suggest trying it if you haven't. jasmine tea is good, but osmanthus tea is much stronger, richer, and sweeter of a flavour.

hope that helps,
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Postby Molly » Mar 22nd, '06, 16:00

illium wrote:it's a wonderful flavour, and i definately suggest trying it if you haven't. jasmine tea is good, but osmanthus tea is much stronger, richer, and sweeter of a flavour.


Ooohh...thanks for the info about the tea! Looks like I won't be able to ignore your glowing recommendation. I'll have to remember to add it to my next order.
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Postby hovid2006 » Aug 13th, '06, 22:42

Osmanthus Fragrans is olive flower used to provide a unique and delightful taste. It is added to this Ho Yan Hor Green Tea.
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