Jasmine tea, also known as jasmine tea, makes people "smell the smell of spring", and it is also the taste of hometown in the memory of Fujian people all over the world. Fuzhou is the birthplace of jasmine tea, which began in Song Dynasty and has a history of more than 1,000 years. After hundreds of years of accumulation, the craftsmanship of Fuzhou jasmine tea has gradually taken shape, with a history of more than 150 years. "By the mouth of the Minjiang River is a servant's house. If you are free, you come to have tea. The house with earthen walls, wooden fans and blue tiles has a field of jasmine flowers in front of the door." Jasmine was called "Clover" in ancient times, and Fuzhou has a long history of planting jasmine. As early as the Jin Dynasty, "Southern Vegetation and Trees" recorded: "The famous flowers and li flowers are all moved from the west to the south, and the people in the south pity their fragrance and plant them."
In the song "Jasmine" written by Ye Tingjue in the Northern Song Dynasty, it is written that the whole body will be white after being washed with dew, and it will become a fragrance of bone replacement after being smoked in deep water. In terms of scented tea in the world, jasmine tea is the first, especially Fuzhou.
Jasmine originated in the Persian Gulf of West Asia, was introduced to China around the Western Han Dynasty, and finally settled down in the Minjiang River. Fuzhou is located in the basin of the mouth of the Minjiang River at 25.5 degrees north latitude, and is the northernmost edge of jasmine cultivated in the open field. It provides the most suitable ecological environment for the growth of jasmine in terms of light, temperature, water and heat. But just because of this, it cannot achieve the most wonderful taste of Fuzhou jasmine tea. Compared with jasmine from other producing areas such as Sichuan and Guangxi, the advantage of Fuzhou jasmine lies in its single petal. Single-petal jasmine has high freshness and high requirements for the growth environment. It is difficult to grow in other places, so Fuzhou has unique advantages. the
It is said that jasmine tea cannot be separated from jasmine flowers, and jasmine flowers are not fragrant without blooming, which is often said to be a temperamental fragrant flower. Different from common white orchids, which are bodily scented flowers whose aroma exists in the petals, jasmine tends to gradually release esters and alcohols from the stamens as the buds mature, catalyzed by enzymes and heat, and the fragrance begins to disperse . In other words, even if the constitution-type fragrant flowers in the petals are in bloom or even dried, the fragrance will still exist; while the temperament-type fragrant flowers of jasmine are very time-sensitive, and the flowers are only fragrant when they bloom. Bloom once. It is doomed that if you want to have the freshest jasmine fragrance, you have to seize the opportunity and even wait every night.
What Tongxinshe shared today is the "scenting system" of Fuzhou jasmine silver needles.
Some tea lovers may wonder what is "scenting"? The principle is to use the adsorption of tea and the characteristics of jasmine to release a large amount of aroma when it blooms, and put flowers and tea together to make the tea absorb the jasmine fragrance. What can be seen in the operation is to pick the jasmine that is about to bloom, and when the flowers are about to bloom, one layer of flowers, one layer of tea, stacked layer by layer, temperature and humidity are controlled, the flowers emit fragrance, and the tea absorbs fragrance. Of course, the specific scenting process is more than that simple. The first scenting often uses a large amount of jasmine, and after a night of high temperature, the impetuous smell and irritation in the tea will be emptied. Once the temperature and humidity are not properly controlled, the aroma of jasmine tea will be impure. The next few chambers, especially the sixth and seventh chambers that determine the flavor of jasmine tea, are treated differently in different places. For example, in Hengxian County, Guangxi, which is a major jasmine-producing county, the focus of the next few scentings is on the superimposition and sealing of flower fragrance; while for Fujian jasmine tea, the follow-up scenting pays more attention to the combination of flower and tea, and the fragrance of flowers and tea Fragrant choice. In addition to the influence of temperature and humidity in the tea factory, the richness of the aroma of jasmine, the weather during scenting, and the dryness of the air will also affect the quality of the whole batch of tea. Experienced tea makers often choose the northerly weather with better sunshine in the last two critical scenting sessions. All the adjustments and controls will directly affect the compatibility between the floral fragrance of jasmine tea and the tea fragrance, the freshness of the floral fragrance, and the fineness and mellowness of the tea soup, and the whole process depends on the tea maker.
Watching the silver needles with slender jasmine fragrance toss and gradually stretch in the boiling water, the light yellow and bright tea soup carries sweetness, and smoothly flows down the throat, the dry heart blown by the air conditioner is soothed, who can not exhale One sentence: Jasmine, Mo Li. If you like fragrant jasmine, you must not miss the jasmine silver needle. This year's Fuzhou Jasmine Silver Needle has been finished. Welcome all tea lovers to taste it.