We have two wonderful Osmanthus teas in our collection of teas, and we want to tell a little about the Osmanthus flowers themselves.
Osmanthus is the name of a plant that is a popular street tree in China and Taiwan. It is also called "aromatic olive". It is an evergreen flowering shrub with fragrant flowers that are often used in herbal medicine, confectionery, and tea flavorings.
The name Osmanthus comes from the Greek word osma which means fragrant, and anthos which means flower.
What does Osmanthus symbolizes?
It is one of the ten famous flowers in China and Taiwan and traditionally represents romance and love.
There are more than 29 varieties of Osmanthus, the color of which can be in different shades of white, yellow, gold and red.
Orange Osmanthus symbolizes optimism, joy, serenity.
White Osmanthus was once used in ancient wedding ceremonies. The bride gave a flower to her new family with a pomegranate and personified true love, loyalty, fertility and peace.
Many lunar legends are associated with this flower. It is associated with the Chinese Moon Festival, which is held every September and uses this flower as its main symbol.
It also symbolizes a noble long life and the desire for the birth of many children.
Fu Shou Shan Osmanthus Oolong is the combination of Fu Shou Shan Oolong (Heaven Pool Oolong) with Os..
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