特級 扬州 金桂花#1138
桂花（学名：Osmanthus fragrans，英文别称「sweet olive」）,桂花味香，持久，可制糕点（桂花糕）、糖果，并可酿酒。此外，亦常制成桂花糖、桂花湯圓、桂花釀（與蜂蜜泡制而成）、桂花酱等。
Supreme Osmanthus Flower#1138
Sweet-scented osmanthus has a long-lasting fragrance. It has been used in baking (osmanthus cake), candy- and wine-making. In addition, it is often made into osmanthus sugar, sweet-scented osmanthus glutinous rice balls, osmanthus sauce, and so on.
Osmanthus is pungent and can be used as medicine. It is traditionally used in
- Resolving phlegm
- Relieving cough,
- Promoting body fluid
- Relieving toothache.
The ancients believed that the osmanthus flower improves longevity so drinking tea or wine made with osmanthus is like "drinking a thousand years of life." During the Han Dynasty, osmanthus wine was used to worship the gods and honor ancestors. The younger generations offered the osmanthus to their elders to encourage long happy life.
The flower tea is sweet and mellow, appetizing and refreshing, invigorating the spleen, improving mood, and reducing deficiency.