Osmanthus tea is produced in a similar fashion to jasmine tea. A layer of osmanthus blooms are placed between the fresh tea leaves and the delicate scent of osmanthus is allowed to permeate the tea. Following this, most of the osmanthus blooms are blended into the tea to enhance the visual appeal as well as boost the flavor. Osmanthus blooms are very delicate and the aroma from the blossoms is equally delicate resulting in mild peach flavor notes on the tea.
Flowers play an important part in Chinese life and osmanthus is no exception. Osmanthus flowers are said to improve digestion and make the tea drinker live a longer and healthier life. Combine this with the health benefits of green tea and you achieve a tea that is particularly popular in Chinese life.