How was Jasmine tea invented?
It is a touching story behind.
It is alleged that Jasmine flower tea relates to a tea merchant Gu Qiu Chen, who was a kind man.
One winter day, Chen invited a master to taste tea, discussing what tea does North people prefer. At this moment, Chen erupted to think that a girl in south china once send him a packet of tea.
Poured hot water into it, firstly came the fragrant smell, then mist coming out with an image of a beautiful girl holing a boutique of jasmine flowers, very soon the image became a mass of hot air.
Chen puzzled and consulted the tea guru who answered: “Brother Chen, you must do good things in the past. This is 'gratitude cents' which is the highest grade of tea. This was a legend in the tea history but I never saw with my eyes. Today, it broadened my vision. Who sent you this tea?”
“Three years ago, I met a poor girl in South China whose father died and she did not have money to bury him. I was very sad, gave her some money and helped her to find her relatives.
This year, I visited her hometown again and met grandpa who was asked to send this packet of tea by that little girl.”
Guru nodded his head, and said: “to create this quality of tea will exhaust people’s energy. I am afraid you will never meet her again.” These two men lamented.
Then the master suddenly said: "Why did she only hold jasmine?"
They repeated brewing again, and that holding Jasmine girl came again. Guru enlightened: "In my opinion, this is the tea cents imply, Jasmine can be made as the tea."
The following year they put Jasmine added to the tea, and a fragrance seductive jasmine tea, deeply is favorite by northerners. From then on, it came as jasmine tea.