Tea in Yunnan has Pu’er and Dianhong. Pu’er tea with hundreds of years is familiar, but do you know the history of Dianhong? The initial mission of Dianhong was actually specifically exported; until the mid -1980s, ordinary people could taste the taste of Yunnan.
The cup of Dianhong you don’t know, from the original small tea factory to the current total assets of more than 2 billion, from the mysterious export of export to the glory of the old Chinese name, Dian black tea has spent nearly 80 years!
80 years ago, how did Dianhong born? In the history of 80 years, what did Dianhong Group and his predecessor Feng Qing Tea Factory experience? Today, I will take you into Fengqing, the hometown of Dianhong in the world to learn about the former life of Dianhong.
After the “July 7th Incident” in 1937, Japan occupied the coastal areas in my country in a short period of time. The key tea areas in southeast China have also fallen, which has made traditional export products in my country, black tea.
In order to open up a new export tea supply base, in October 1938, Mr. Feng Shaoqiu, China Tea Company arrived in Kunming, and arrived in Shunning (that is, Fengqing) in early November.
Feng Shaoqiu, who develops and founded tea factories
Feng Shaoqiu came to Fengqing. It was already November. In other tea areas, it was impossible to pick up tea at all. However, in Fengqing, Feng Shaoqiu still picked more than ten pounds of fresh leaves in the new buds of Fengqing Tea Garden. Two tea samples of one red and green.
“Everything is very wishful. Two tea samples, one red and one green, like one gold and one silver, making people wonderful. Black tea samples: full of golden pins, red and bright soup, red and bright leaves (orange red) The fragrance is strong, and it is not seen in black tea species in other provinces in China.
Green tea sample: silver white, yellow green and clear soup, tender green with green leaves, fresh and refreshing fragrance, which is also rare in the country’s green tea. “Feng Shaoqiu was very satisfied with the product that was successfully made, and immediately sent the investigation report to the Central Resource Committee.
Workers are making tea
This sample is the originator of Yunnan black tea. After the successful trial production of Dianhong, in January 1939, the former Dianhong Group -Shunning Experimental Tea Factory broke the territory.
Feng Shaoqiu led the personnel to start in scratch, and he worked hard to buy a dedicated equipment to build a temporary factory shed, homemade bamboo and wooden appliances, soil -ranging, and built a factory at a magical speed. Essence
Due to the dedicated export, Yunnan black tea returned a large number of foreign exchange, and it also made a good contribution to the construction of the New China that was abolished.
The mechanical production line of the tea factory after liberation
Tea factory workers and black tea loaded
In the 1950s, the “Dianhong” was mainly sold for the former Soviet Union and returned to steel. In May 1956, after the Soviet Tea expert Degriwa and Blindolov visited the Anshi Pingtian Preliminary Institute and the Tea Factory Sieved Workshop, “Dianhong” was the best black tea in China. At that time, “one ton of” Dianhong “can be replaced with 10 tons of steel”, which shows that “Dianhong” contributes to the construction of the country.
In the 1950s, Dianhong Kung Fu Tea Standard Tea Sample
In 1959, the China Tea Corporation requested the aviation to send the Beijing Dianhong special and 28 pounds of 28 cities each for entertaining foreign guests and exhibition products. Since then, Dianhong special tea is set by the country as a foreign affairs ritual tea, and it is quantitative production and supply every year.
Since 1939, more than 90 % of Yunnan black tea has been specially exported, and a small part of the foreign affairs ritual tea. It is difficult for the Chinese to see Yun’s Hongfang Rong, let alone taste it.
This state continued until 1985. On the premise of ensuring export tasks, the domestic market was opened, and the “phoenix” card was born in this context. From this time, ordinary Chinese consumers have been in contact with Yunnan black tea.
From the beginning of the Shunning Tea Factory, to the later Fengqing Tea Factory, the name changed several times in 80 years, and finally reorganized as the Dianhong Group, and the name has been in use to this day. The factory name is constantly changing, but the quality of tea has not changed.
Pu’er tea suppressed by the 3200 -year -old tea tree king tea leaf
In November 2011, the “Phoenix” black tea was identified as the “Chinese old name” by the Ministry of Commerce, and became the first company to win the title of “Chinese Branch” in Lincang City.
In April 2012, the “Feng and Tu” trademark was identified as “China’s famous trademark” by the Trademark Bureau of the State Administration for Industry and Commerce, becoming the first tea -making company in Lincang to win this award.
The artificial tea -making tools of the 1930s and 1940s
Many years later, in 1985, Feng Shaoqiu wrote “Dianhong History Strategy”, determined that the origin of “Dianhong” was in the history of Fengqing. The first tea factory organized by the province.
Nowadays, the title of the hometown of Dianhong in Fengqing World has been called, and the fact that Yunnan black tea was born in Fengqing was also recognized by the academic and tea industry. Because of the invention and production of a large number of tools and processes for Dianhong, Feng Shaoqiu is also known as the father of the mechanism tea and the founder of Dianhong.
16.7 tons of “Dianhong”, which was transported in London in Hong Kong, immediately produced a sensational effect. Since then, China’s “Dianhong” has been driving together with the large -leaf planting black tea in India and Ceylon, making the international tea market. Black tea exports that have been interrupted for many years because of the full anti -Japanese war, because of the appearance of Dianhong, the front edge continues.
Workers are handmade tea
The Yunnan Provincial Government presented Sri Lanka Prime Minister Yunnan Black Tea
Specialized Russian products
As the production capacity is getting bigger and bigger, more and more Chinese people have drank Yunnan black tea. However, Dianhong’s export status has not changed. “Phoenix” brand Yunnan black tea was given to the British Queen Elizabeth II and the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka. Nowadays, the Dianhong Group also has a proprietary product for the European market.
Source: cooking tea and cooking dream