August 31 2012
Scented tea, also known as the fumigated tea, or fragrant floral tea. The basic tea is fumigated with flowers to extract its essence. Scented tea is mainly produced in Fujian, Guangxi, Yunnan, Sichuan and Zhejiang provinces.
History has recorded the adding of camphol to tea as early as the early Song Dynasty. Though it cannot be considered as genuine scented tea, adding flavor to the tea could be considered the nascent stage of the scented tea. Fumigating tea with jasmine originated from the Song Dynasty. There were records of fumigating tea with orange peel or lotus in the Ming Dynasty. During the rein of Emperor Xianfeng of the Qing Dynasty, scented tea was mass produced.