Savoring Chinese Tea | Jasmine tea's fragrance spreads globally-Xinhua

Savoring Chinese Tea | Jasmine tea's fragrance spreads globally

Source: Xinhuanet

Editor: huaxia

2024-05-21 16:52:33

Jasmine tea is tea scented with the aroma of jasmine blossoms and typically has green tea as its base.

When the fresh jasmine flowers are harvested, they are blended with layers of tea leaves. Workers stir the tea leaves and flowers overnight, allowing the leaves to absorb the aromatic scent of the jasmine blossoms.

The hot and humid climate and the sandy soil in Hengzhou City of south China's Guangxi provide favorable conditions for jasmine and tea plants to thrive, becoming the high-quality ingredients that are needed for jasmine tea.

Hengzhou's jasmine planting area reached 131,000 mu, about 8,733 hectares, with a fresh flower yield of 103,000 tons in 2023. 

The average price of fresh flowers reached 34 yuan per kilogram, benefiting 340,000 jasmine farmers.

The city has over 130 jasmine tea enterprises, with a total output value of jasmine tea of 16.29 billion yuan, about 2.25 billion U.S. dollars.