Dating back hundreds of thousands of years, orchids have been used to alleviate symptoms and ailments. Across the world in a multitude of different cultures, medical professionals and horticulturalists have experimented with the use of this tropical species and have found some amazing possibilities beyond that of the floral industry. This orchid tea is a regular in China and used to treat many ailments. It consists solely of whole dried orchid flowers. The hydrated tea can also be used as a garnish for cocktails, mocktails and food.