The work in the palace is naturally extremely efficient.
It only took Guo Tianyang an afternoon to order his subordinates to find a good place to decorate the shop, and got dozens of ready-made exquisite porcelain vases.
The location is naturally excellent, and it belongs to the place where rich people gather in the capital.
The archway hangs brightly on it, saving all other complicated procedures.
Morning the next day.
Hundreds of officials gathered in front of Fengtian Hall, Guo Tianyang made a detour to pass by them.
In his hand was a tray with a pot of tea on it, with the lid half open.
Seeing Eunuch Guo walking over in small steps from a distance, all the officials looked at each other in blank dismay.
This Mr. Guo always appears with His Majesty every day, so why did he pass by Fengtian Hall today.
Guo Tianyang gradually walked into the crowd, his pace began to slow down
Li Yansong asked curiously: “Eunuch Guo, why are you the only one here today? Where is Your Majesty?”
Guo Tianyang’s eyes lit up, and he hurried over with tea.
“Li Gong, this old slave is here to prepare tea for His Majesty, His Majesty will arrive later.”
Tea? Do you need to prepare this thing specially? There was no such thing in the previous court, did it?
Many people began to wonder, and at the same time smelled a fresh and elegant aroma.
The footsteps moved over unconsciously, and the eyes couldn’t help looking at Guo Tianyang’s hand.
Li Yansong asked curiously: “Eh? What kind of tea is this, Eunuch Guo? The soup is clear and has a long fragrance. Why haven’t you seen His Majesty drinking it before?”
coming! Just waiting for you to ask! Guo Tianyang was overjoyed.
Then he said loudly: “Your Majesty discovered this tea by accident in a tea house in the capital a few days ago.”
“The taste of this tea is fresh and elegant. After drinking it, you will be more energetic and energetic. Your Majesty will like it after trying it.”
“That’s not it! The old tea soup has now been replaced with this new tea.”
Hearing what he said, there was gradually a discussion among the crowd:
“Yes! This taste is a bit unusual, fragrant! It is fragrant!”
“Huh! This tea tastes a bit like the soil pine tea from my Hengjiang Mansion, but it doesn’t quite resemble it. Yes, it smells really good.”
“Eunuch Guo, what’s the name of this tea?”
Guo Tianyang chuckled: “This tea is called Dapin Tianxian Tea! I heard that drinking it regularly can prolong life, nourish kidneys and strengthen vitality, and it is known as the treasure of men!”
“Oh! Da Pin Tian Xian Tea sounds extraordinary!”
“Ah? I didn’t expect Eunuch Guo to understand the treasure of a man!”
“Ha ha ha ha”
I don’t know who said such a sentence, and the crowd burst into laughter.
Guo Tianyang’s complexion was as high as a pig’s liver, and his eyes kept wandering among the officials, really wanting to find out the grandson who just yelled at him and tear him into pieces!
Even if you run some errands by yourself, you will be insulted in character! It’s all Fang Zhengyi’s fault!
After searching for a long time to no avail, Guo Tianyang could only give up resentfully.
“Everyone, it’s okay. I’ll go first. It’s windy outside. The tea will be cold in a while. I can’t afford to suffer from His Majesty’s sins!”
After speaking, Guo Tianyang twisted his body and wanted to leave.
Li Yansong quickly stopped him, rubbing his hands nervously.
He was a little moved, the man’s treasure that strengthens the kidney can also refresh the mind, Lao Li also wanted to try it.
After all, he is in his sixties, and in recent years he feels that his health has been deteriorating. Apart from backache and leg pain, he often feels sleepy when working in the public housing.
He can only drink some cold water to refresh himself. He is still not used to those tea soups with added ingredients.
This clear soup tea smells very fresh, and it can also refresh your mind and strengthen your kidneys.
If you have this kind of man’s treasure, you have to try it anyway!
“Eunuch Guo, is this tea really as good as you say?”
“What! I didn’t say it, it was His Majesty who said it! If His Majesty agrees, can there be a lie?” Guo Tianyang squinted at Li Yansong.
Li Yansong hurriedly waved his hands and said, “No! No! Your Majesty thinks that something is good!”
“Then where can I buy it?”
Guo Tianyang smiled slightly, the big fish was hooked!
If the chief minister of the cabinet makes a good start, the following will naturally follow suit, and there will be no worries about the sale of tea.
Li Yansong is a veteran of the two dynasties, and his family is also a big landlord. Although five hundred taels of tea is expensive, it is definitely affordable.
“This tea was purchased in the palace. I don’t remember where I bought it, but I can ask you for yourselves.”
“Is there anything else? If there is nothing else, the old slave will leave first.”
Li Yansong saluted, Guo Tianyang turned around with a smug expression on his face.
In Fengtian Hall, all the ministers are seated.
Emperor Jing sat high on the dragon chair, holding a teacup in his hand, and constantly fiddled with the floating tea leaves with the lid of the cup.
The people below watched eagerly as the emperor drank tea.
The fragrance floated down in bursts, and many people felt a little thirsty and licked their lips unconsciously.
After drinking a cup of tea, Emperor Jing opened his mouth slowly.
“My dear friends, I am not in Beijing these few days, if there is any important matter, please bring it up for discussion.”
Zhang Shi, Minister of the Ministry of Household Affairs, took a step forward: “Your Majesty, I have a report. I just received the news yesterday. The Jianjiang River has been raining for days, and two dams have been washed away.”
“Half a month ago, the number of people affected by the disaster exceeded 3,000, and there was no food. Now the Chief Commissioner and Governor of Jian have applied to the Ministry of Household Affairs for 30,000 taels of silver to recruit civilian workers to help build embankments for disaster relief.”
“However, there have been many disaster victims in the past two years, and the household department’s expenditure has exceeded its budget. If it wants to balance other matters, the household department can only pay 20,000 taels at most.”
“Your Majesty, please give me an order!”
Emperor Jing closed his eyes and rubbed his eyebrows.
Sure enough, when I came back, it was these shitty things again. In the past two years, natural disasters and man-made disasters have been everywhere.
When the national treasury is empty, the people below will only think about their own money.
But the money has to be paid out, and it hurts when it comes out.
After thinking for a moment, Emperor Jing gritted his teeth: “I know, the shortfall of 10,000 taels will be made up from my internal funds.”
The elders below the steps immediately breathed a sigh of relief.
Zhang Shi’s eyes lit up, and he hurriedly said, “Your Majesty is wise!”
As the Minister of the Ministry of Household Affairs, he is in charge of money and food, and no one has headaches like him.
Now that the Ministry of Household Affairs has no money, it can only ask the emperor for money. I thought it would take a few days, but His Majesty readily agreed!
It seems that there has been a big change after a trip. Before asking for money, it was always a waste of money.
Emperor Jing sneered in his heart, of course it is wise to spend my money!
I saved 20,000 taels of domestic money after saving money for a few years, and I spent half of it in one breath!
I hope that batch of tea can give me a sigh of relief.
“Is there anything else, sir?”
Seeing that Emperor Jing looked a little ugly, all the ministers agreed silently.
Usually the emperor is in a bad mood at this time, and it is useless to say it, wait for the next time!
Seeing the silence of the crowd, Emperor Jing said, “Okay! Since you all have nothing to say, I have something to say.”
“Where is Fan Cong, Commander of the Five Cities Army and Horse Division?”
“The minister is here!” Fan Cong came out from the crowd, feeling a little apprehensive.
Emperor Jing’s expression was serious: “When I returned to Beijing, I looked around, the streets were dilapidated, and the sewage was flowing. How did you, the commander, do it!”
“Ah?” Fan Cong raised his head in surprise, and quickly explained: “Your Majesty, the drains may be blocked, so there is more water on the street. The capital is dusty, and the streets are muddy when it rains.”
“It’s always been like this. Every time it rains heavily, I will send people to check the water canals. It must be that something went wrong this time.”
Hearing his sophistry, Emperor Jing was furious immediately: “Shut up! Is it right to always be like this! Thank you for having the imperial salary!”
“I’ll give you three months to repair the streets and dredge the canals, and Yinzi will figure it out on his own! If there is still no change in the city after five months, you will take off this official uniform for me!”
Although Fan Cong was still a little confused, but when he saw the emperor’s fury, he instinctively knelt down: “The minister is dead! Three months later, the street will definitely be completely new.”
Emperor Jing nodded expressionlessly: “Okay, I will send someone to investigate.”
“The rest of you dear ministers, if you have something to say, you will leave the court if you have nothing to do!”