Osmanthus fragrans (lit. "fragrant osmanthus"; Chinese: 桂花, guìhuā, and 木樨, mùxī;Japanese: 木犀, mokusei; Hindi: सिलंग, silang), variously known as sweet osmanthus,sweet olive, tea olive, and fragrant olive, is a species native to Asia from the Himalayasthrough southern China (Guizhou, Sichuan, Yunnan) to Taiwan and southern Japan and southeast Asia as far south as Cambodia and Thailand.
Its flowers may be infused with green orblack tea leaves to create a scented tea (桂花茶, guìhuāchá). The flowers are also used to produce osmanthus-scented jam (t 桂花醬, s 桂花酱, guìhuājiàng), sweet cakes (桂花糕,guìhuāgāo), dumplings, soups, and even liquor. Osmanthus jam is used as an ingredient in a type of gruel called chátāng.