Translator: SJade, Editor: Dj22031
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The woman smiled at them, bent down slightly, in a salute, and Shen Qinglan returned her salute. Fang Tong followed Shen Qinglan’s movements.
There was a tea set on the tea table in front of them. Fang Tong had no knowledge of these, nor could she name the components of the tea set, but she just thought it looked very nice.
The woman did not speak, but picked up the kettle on the tea table and began to make tea.
Fang Tong saw that Shen Qinglan didn’t speak, so she sat there quietly and watched the woman’s movements.
Her movements were very graceful, like flowing water, this was the first time Fang Tong saw someone who looked so good, while making tea. This woman was someone with elegance in her bones. Like a noble lady from the ancient times, she was born with extravagance and elegance. Such elegance was carved into her bones and came out in her every move.
After a while, the woman handed a cup of tea to Shen Qinglan. Shen Qinglan’s right index finger and middle finger were bent, and she tapped on the table twice. Fang Tong knew that this meant thanking, so she followed her example and thanked the woman.
There was still a gentle smile on the woman’s face, as she gestured at them.
Shen Qinglan held up the teacup, sniffed it, and then took a sip, “Madam’s tea skills are getting better and better.”
The woman chuckled, “It’s been a long time since you came, this time if it wasn’t for me calling you, were you not going to come to me?”
Shen Qinglan slightly hooked her lips, Fang Tong was surprised to find that Shen Qinglan’s face had a faint smile, without its usual coldness, “I originally planned to come to see you some time ago, but you made a phone call first.”
“I remember hearing from you a year ago that it would be nice to open a teahouse like this in the future.”
“It’s rare that Mrs. still remembers.” Shen Qinglan smiled lightly and spoke softly.
The woman also laughed, seeing that Shen Qinglan’s cup was empty, she gave her another pour, “I just don’t know if you still have such thoughts now?”
Shen Qinglan thanked her and lightly lifted her red lips, “I thought I was acting very clearly. It’s over.”
Fang Tong originally didn’t understand that when Shen Qinglan said to come see the store, why did she come to visit an old friend for tea, but when she heard the woman’s words, she understood a little. Wasn’t it just about opening a coffee shop?
“This time it’s also because my husband is going abroad, and I have to accompany him, otherwise I really don’t want to transfer this shop that my grandfather left to me.” The woman spoke with a hint of reluctance in her tone.
This teahouse had been in operation since her grandfather’s generation. She grew up in this teahouse, and took over this teahouse from her grandfather. These decades of affection was very deep.
But her husband, daughter and son were going to settle abroad, and she couldn’t stay here alone.
“Madam, is it safe to hand this teahouse to me?” Shen Qinglan asked indifferently, with a joking element.
The woman chuckled, “What’s wrong with giving it to you, although you and I haven’t known each other for a long time, but it’s fate, probably among the people I know, you’re the person I’m most at ease with, for you, maybe I can be a little less reluctant.”
She and Shen Qinglan had met by chance, but they hit it off right away, although Shen Qinglan rarely came here, but the friendship between the two was really not shallow.
Shen Qinglan smiled lightly, grabbed the cup and took a sip of tea.
After the business was over, the woman looked at Fang Tong, “You are Qinglan’s friend, right?”
Fang Tong nodded, “I am Qinglan’s roommate and her friend.”
The woman smiled, “I saw this for the first time. She actually brought friends here. In the past, she was alone every time she came. By the way, we have a few good snacks here, you can try them.”
The woman pressed a button on the tea table, and the door of the tea room quickly opened. The man who led them in just now opened the door and looked inside.
“Bring in a few plates of pastries, don’t make them too sweet.” The man went back and forth quickly, holding a tray with several plates of delicate desserts on it, he put down the desserts one by one, and then backed out.
“You can taste it, it tastes good.” The woman smiled at Fang Tong.
For some reason, Fang Tong was always very cautious when facing this woman.
“Thank you.” Fang Tong thanked, then picked up a piece of pastry and put it in her mouth. The pastries here were very small, and were finished in a small bite, so there was no need to worry about lip makeup.
The pastry was sweet but not greasy, and there was still a fragrance remaining behind after eating it. It seemed to be apricot flower cake. After the fragrance of apricot flower spread in her mouth, Fang Tong couldn’t help but take another piece.
“Don’t you want to try it?” The woman looked at Shen Qinglan.
Shen Qinglan shook her head, she didn’t like these pastries, and the woman knew it, so she didn’t force her.
“I won’t take any people from here. If you can use them, keep them. If you think you can’t use them, you can find others. You don’t have to worry about my face.” The woman said.
“Let’s use those people. I don’t have the time and energy to find new people.” Shen Qinglan said.
The woman knew it would be like this, and was not surprised, but took out a document, “Then I will explain it to them later. This document is a transfer contract. See if there are any objections.”
Shen Qinglan took it over, flipped it through, paused at the price, pointed her finger, and the woman glanced at it, “If you are not satisfied, I can make it a little less.”
Shen Qinglan shook her head, “It’s you who reported less.” Such a location, the woman only quoted 8 million, which was almost half sale and half gift. Even if she sold it for 20 million, people would rush to buy it. After all, this courtyard alone was worth more than this price, not to mention the decoration of this teahouse. At a glance, you could see that a lot of money had been invested in it.
Hearing the words, the woman smiled, “Everyone else gives counter-offers, but you’re different, you’re even persuading the seller to increase the price. I’m a little worried now, if this teahouse is handed over to you, it will be closed soon.”
“It’s very possible” Shen Qinglan said lightly, “So do you want to reconsider?”
The woman smiled and shook her head, “It’s only you.” It was just a joke, and no one took it to heart.
Shen Qinglan didn’t say anything more, took the pen that the woman handed her, turned to the back, and simply signed her name neatly.
The woman put away the documents, “I’ll have someone do the rest of the procedures as soon as possible, and then I’ll call you.”
Shen Qinglan nodded irrevocably.
The woman said again, “I will also say hello to the suppliers. They are good friends who have worked with me for many years. For my sake, the quality is absolutely guaranteed. You can be rest assured.”
“I’m not worried about it.” Shen Qinglan said with a smile. The light tea fragrance spread in the tea room, and Fang Tong suddenly felt that the current calm was as soft as a spring breeze.
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