The scented tea is a reprocessed tea made with the green tea, black tea, and oolong tea as the raw materials and by adding various scenting flowers. China scented tea is mainly produced in Fujian, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Guangxi, Sichuan, Anhui, Hunan, Jiangxi, Hubei, and Yunnan.
The scented teas are usually named after the scenting flowers added into it. There are jasmine tea, zhulan flower tea, gardenia tea, sweet-scented osmanthus tea, and rose tea. Each kind of scented tea has a fresh, strong, and pure aroma, a mellow and brisk taste, and a bright and beautiful tea soup.
The jasmine tea is a reprocessed tea added with fresh jasmine. It is the most famous among all scented teas. Its output and varieties are also the greatest among all scented teas. The jasmine tea is made through complicated processing procedures. First, the tea base for scenting is dried and cooled. The fresh jasmine is also air-cooled and conserved. Then, the fresh yulan is used for basic blending. The following procedures include scenting combination, cooling, flower lifting, baking, flower compressing, and flower extracting. The jasmine tea has tight, fine, and even strips and a blackish brown and oily moist appearance. Its aroma is fresh and long-lasting. It tastes mellow, fresh, and brisk. Its tea soup is yellowish green and bright. The brewed tea leaves are tender, even, and soft and last long during brewing. The top-grade jasmine tea keeps aroma after three rounds of brewing.