Osmanthus is one of China's top ten traditional flowers. It has a medicinal value and since ancient times has been a widely used food ingredients.
My daughter managed to bring back a bottle of syrupy osmanthus from Hong Kong, which I used to make agar agar with. The fragrance of the flowers is intoxicating and it spread out like golden flecks when spooned into the ready to set jelly mixture. For a colorful presentation I added in wolfberry seeds.