Link： JASMINE TEA
Fragrance of summer-Jasmine Tea
The jasmine flower originated in Persia and India, was introduced to China during the Tang Dynasty, and gradually became popular with Chinese people, and used it to make tea. By the time of the Song Dynasty, jasmine tea had begun to flourish.
There is a paragraph in “Autumn in Peiping” (By Yu Dafu) like this:” Suppose you put up in a humble rented house inside the bustling imperial city, you can, on getting up at dawn, sit in your courtyard sipping a cup of strong tea, leisurely watch the high azure skies and listen to pigeons circling overhead.” This tea is jasmine tea, also the favorite of people in Beijing, the old imperial city.
Jasmine tea is not simply a mixture of flowers and tea, but thought the absorption function of tea absorbs the fragrance of Jasmine flowers. After dozens of complicated procedures, the tea embryo is smoked with jasmine flowers.
"Smoked tea" in the process is called "Yin" in Chinese, smoking 1 unit of jasmine tea needs 6 to 7 units of flowers, and the production process is all manual.
Therefore, there is not jasmine flower in the high-end scented tea usually, just a few for embellishment.
The production time of jasmine tea takes nearly half a year, which requires the green tea in early spring, and the jasmine flower in August and September. Then it takes whole month to process the finished product.
"How beautiful the jasmine is! How beautiful the jasmine is! Sweet smell covers the budding twigs. So fragrant, so white, admired by all lips."
The song "Jasmine" is sung all over the world. The fragrant of the jasmine tea may let you miss those green in the summer during this midwinter.