After retiring from the court, several court elders returned to the public house to be on duty.
Zhang Dongxiang, who was the most irritable when he sat on the desk, couldn’t help asking: “Grand Li, do you think His Majesty has changed his temper after returning from a trip?”
“It’s so fun to give money today!”
“And why do you suddenly start to care about the streets in the city? Didn’t Your Majesty already know what’s going on in this city?”
Li Yansong looked down at the newly sent memorial: “Perhaps, since His Majesty is willing to pay, it’s not a bad thing, but internal money is not a long-term solution, and the national treasury’s annual income cannot make ends meet, but what should we do?”
“Look! Here comes another disaster report, asking for money again.”
“Hey, the old man also has a headache, and now his eyes are dizzy when he sees these things. I’m afraid he will retire in a few years.”
Zheng Qiao was amused when he heard this: “Mr. Li, you can’t talk nonsense, you are the pillar of the country, and the cabinet can’t do without you.”
“Isn’t Your Majesty drinking that man’s treasure! I’ll go and ask His Majesty for some for you?”
When mentioning the man’s treasure, Zhang Dongxiang also became interested: “This tea is interesting, why don’t we send someone to ask and go to the city to buy more.”
“Maybe Mr. Li will be able to take another room after drinking it!”
“Hahahahaha” There was laughter in the public room.
Li Yansong smiled and waved his hands:
“Don’t make fun of me, Dong Xiang.”
“I’m old! I’m old, I can’t do what I want, I’m satisfied if I can refresh my mind.”
“You might as well send someone to have a look now! This tea is called Da Pin Tian Xian Tea, it must have miraculous effects! This old man is also very curious!”
“Liu Er! Go outside and see if there is a teahouse that sells this high-grade Tianxian tea. If you find it, remember to bring a copy back for us.”
The little official Liu Er who was on duty at the door of the public house responded and ran out quickly.
An hour later, Liu Er ran back panting again.
“Li Gong! Li Gong! I found it, I found that tea house.”
Several people in the public room focused on Liu Er.
Li Yansong said happily: “Okay! I bought it back? How much is it, I will give it to you.”
Liu Er bent over and panted heavily: “I didn’t buy it.”
“I don’t have enough money, I can’t afford it.”
“Oh, look at you! I’m so fussy and don’t even bring enough money to buy a tea! Let’s go later!” Zhang Dongxiang was extremely disappointed.
Liu Er said aggrievedly: “No, it’s not that the villain didn’t bring enough money, it’s really that the high-grade Tianxian tea is outrageously expensive!”
“The villain only brought ten taels of silver with him. He thought it would be enough to bring some tea for the adults, but he didn’t expect that the high-grade Tianxian tea would sell for fifty taels of silver!”
“And now there is a purchase limit, each person can only buy one can!”
“What! It’s so expensive!” Zhang Dongxiang stood up abruptly with an unbelievable expression on his face, then walked quickly to Liu Er’s side and asked anxiously, “Is there anyone to buy such expensive tea?”
Liu Er smiled bitterly: “Yes! There are a lot of people buying it! Many of them are housekeepers and family members of princes and ministers’ homes.”
“I heard that it is the emperor’s favorite tea. Drinking it has miraculous effects. I could still buy it when I went there. I’m afraid I can’t even buy it now if I have money.”
“According to the guys in their store, the production of Tianxian tea is very small, so the amount released every day is also very small, only a mere four catties! Most of them are bought by the palace, and the supply will be cut off at any time.”
“Now that I leave the tea house, the value of the tea has skyrocketed. Many ministers’ family members are vying for it at the door. When I left, the price had already increased to sixty taels!”
Everyone in the public room had a surprised expression, they didn’t expect this group of colleagues to be so fast!
When there is a good thing, the swarm rushes to grab it.
Zhang Dongxiang walked around the public room repeatedly, disappointed and said: “It seems that this thing is really extraordinary! It’s a pity that we didn’t do it sooner! It’s too late!”
On the contrary, Li Yansong was the calmest: “Don’t worry, Prime Minister Dong. Even if this tea is special, it won’t be effective after just one sip. It’s probably because His Majesty is drinking it. With His Majesty’s endorsement, everyone is naturally willing to believe it.”
“Liu Er, I’ll give you fifty taels. I’ll buy a can tomorrow morning, and I’ll taste this tea with you!”
“Your Majesty! Your Majesty! Good news!”
As soon as Guo Tianyang entered Qianqing Palace, he congratulated Emperor Jing with a happy face.
Emperor Jing, who was at his desk reviewing the memorial, slowly raised his head and said, “What’s the matter, you shouting?”
Guo Tianyang said happily, “Your Majesty, the high-grade Tianxian tea is sold out! Only four catties were sold today, and we got a total of 2000 taels of silver!”
“We still have sixteen catties in our hands. If we sell them all, we can earn 8,000 taels!”
“Fortunately, I still remember the hunger marketing that the county magistrate talked about. I only released four catties. If there is no restriction, I’m afraid I can sell all the tea in one day.”
“In less than half a day, you can make a net profit of 8,000 taels! There is no such good business in the world!”
“Your Majesty, are you going to raise the price tomorrow? If this momentum continues, I’m afraid the eighty taels will be sold out soon!”
Emperor Jing stared at Qianqing Palace in a daze.
Then he burst out laughing suddenly: “Hahaha! Good! Sure enough, he is a genius! I saw the right person, this Fang Zhengyi is really extraordinary!!”
“I didn’t expect that I just spent 10,000 taels of silver and could earn 8,000 taels back. This is just the beginning”
“As for the price increase, you must not increase it! I remember Fang Zheng once said that once the price is set, it cannot be changed easily, and it will easily damage the brand image.”
“If the price rises sharply, find someone to raise the price and sell it in private, oh, this is called scalpers!”
“Go! Find some reliable people to be scalpers. The higher the selling price, the better!”
Emperor Jing began to get excited, and he had imagined a scene of abundant money in his heart, and countless money was beckoning to him!
“Your Majesty! There are only a dozen catties of tea leaves left, and it won’t last long. I’ll arrange for people to go to Taoyuan County to buy them right away!”
“No!” Emperor Jing interrupted Guo Tianyang with a wave of his hand: “I will go in person in a few days!”
“Ah? Still going?” Guo Tianyang was dumbfounded. A country cannot live without a king for a day. His Majesty actually went to Taoyuan County once or twice for Fangzheng!
“Go! Fangzheng knows everything like a god. Think about it, isn’t the current situation very similar to the cases he described at the wine table back then?”
“I really want to see if Fang Zhengyi has other abilities to turn decay into magic!”
“You have to prepare in the next few days! When the inspectors from Hengjiang Mansion arrive, I will go to Taoyuan County again!”