Japanese honeysuckle, also known as golden-and-silver flower (jin yin hua) or winter enduring vine (ren don teng), are edible flowers of the plant Lonicera japonica. These young blossoms are richly fragrant with a honey-like floral aroma that is sweet and refreshing. Honeysuckle is traditionally reserved for Chinese medicine due to its scarcity but is now a staple in high-end tea blends, infusions, and even eaten as a vegetable.
Uses: Honeysuckle can be brewed with boiling water similar to other tisanes such as hibiscus or rooibos. These flowers can be infused into alcohol, syrup, or honey to great effect. Rehydrated honeysuckle can be used as a vegetable in a variety of dishes such as stir-fry noodles.