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New clothes for tea
- Jan 09, 2019 -

     Tea, Chinese national drink; began in Shennong to taste the grass. Since ancient times, there have been legends in China that "Shen Nong tastes a hundred herbs, and the sun has seventy-two poisons, and tea has been solved." Although there is no record, it can be said that it is very useful to know tea. Our ancestors began to cultivate and use tea trees more than 3,000 years ago. The heyday of the feudal culture during the Tang Dynasty was also the main period of tea culture. During the Kaiyuan years of the Tang Dynasty, the custom of drinking tea and drinking tea began to develop from the south to the north. Around 758 years of the park, the "Tea Classic" of Tea Saint Lu Yu became the first monograph of tea in China, and the first monograph in the history of world tea culture development; its status and influence are self-evident. The Tea History tells the origin, production, cooking, tea set and tea history of tea, which greatly promoted the development of China's tea industry and tea culture.


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     After thousands of years of development and evolution, the tea market is also increasingly diversified; the varieties of tea are varied, and the earliest varieties are: black tea, white tea, black tea, green tea, oolong tea and so on. The fast-moving consumer products from tea extraction and processing are endless. The process of cooking tea has become an art of self-cultivation. The temperament of tea drinkers is gradually appearing in the process of cooking tea and drinking tea. It is extraordinary, refined and elegant. Qingxin; the temperament of tea is exactly the same. Unlike coffee that is often consumed by Westerners, tea drinking is a reflection of slow life. A good cup of tea, in order to really soak the essence of the essence, requires a fine process, and it takes a certain amount of time to wait patiently. Good tea needs to be tasted, drink a small mouth in the mouth, finely taste its sweet, slowly slip into the throat, sweet and sweet. In today's Chinese society, the fast-paced lifestyle mode does not allow us to sit at the tea table for a long time to enjoy tea and tea. Therefore, tea bags came into being.


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     Tea bags, as the name suggests, are wrapped in paper or cloth and can be stored for a long time; when used, put them in a cup and rinse them with water. Many tea bags contain more tea leaves, but some brands will introduce more high-end tea bags. The origin of the tea bag is more like a coincidence. New York tea merchant Thomas Sullivan often sends samples of tea to potential customers. In order to reduce costs, he thought of a method, which is to put a little loose tea in a few small silk bags. At that time, some customers who had not soaked in tea, after receiving the silk bag, were not sure about the procedure of making tea, so they threw the silk bags directly into the boiling water. Gradually, it has been found that such packaged tea bags are convenient to use, and gradually form the habit of making tea with small bags. Someone suggested to him that the silk package was too fine, so he switched to cotton gauze and officially sold it. In 1903, Sullivan applied for a patent for a tea bag. By 1920, tea bags were widely used in the American restaurant industry.
Since the original tea bag uses a silk bag, the cost is quite high. Later, Boston businessman William Hermanson invented the heat-resistant paper fiber tea bag, which is closer to the modern tea bag. At the beginning, these American tea bags were all single-pocket shapes. Due to the simple form, the packaging machinery was relatively simple. Putting these tea bags into the water, the tea leaves will be concentrated in the tea bags, and the brewing speed is very slow. Later, some people put the tea into the double-type tea bag which was folded into a W shape in the middle, and found that the rate of tea brewing in the hot water can be accelerated. In 1949, Teepack of Germany produced the world's first fully automatic double-bag tea bag packaging machine with this concept. Since then, this type of packaging has become popular in Europe, and some old tea merchants such as twinning and Whittard have used this type of packaging. After the tea bag flourished in the US market for decades, it was introduced to the UK in 1953 by Joseph Tetley.
     The advantages of fast, convenient, safe and hygienic tea bags have gradually made it come to the fore in the evolution of the tea market, and it has occupied a place; with its own unique advantages, it has laid a half of its own in the tea market. The traditional tea bags have evolved. The materials are mainly made of silk, gauze, filter paper and other materials. They gradually evolve into the current mesh. The shape of the tea bag is gradually transformed from the beginning of the parallel square bag to the current three-dimensional shape. Transparent visible triangle package, pyramid shape.
     Tea bags are like teas in outerwear. If the parallel square cloth of silk, gauze and filter paper is the “old clothes” of tea, then the mesh bag that is more and more popular on the market today can be called “new clothes of tea”. The advantages of "new clothes" are obvious compared to the previous "old clothes." The "streaking" tea leaves in the teapot, all in the cups are full of enchanting, and the leaves are stretched out in the utensils, so that all the scent is exuding the fragrance. Under the "old clothes" package, the enchanting appearance of the tea is like the shadow behind the scenes, looming in its shadow, not seeing its body; in order to cater to the "old clothes", to survive better inside, they can only be broken, the original will be intact I smashed myself. The tea that is covered with "new clothes" seems to have nothing to do, but the appearance of the time is still graceful, like a shy girl wearing a veil. Compared with the tight packaging of “old clothes”, the “new clothes” are more breathable and have excellent visual effects, so that the tea can stretch the posture better and spare no effort to display its beautiful body; in boiling water Under the assists, she scatters her body fragrance.
     The obvious difference with the "new clothes of the emperor" is that the emperor's new clothes are the perception of the mind, the product of the courageousness of the timid as a rat, the woven by the heart, the "existence" that does not exist. However, the “new clothes” of tea are practically present; it is as light as a yarn, as thin as paper, and it seems like nothing, so that the tea leaves scattered in the utensils are tightly united; embracing each other and achieving value. 
     At present, tea bags that are widely found in the domestic market are mostly foreign brands. European and American countries are the major consumers of teabags. For example, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Germany. Although China is a populous country, in terms of tea drinking habits, it is still dominated by daily tea brewing. Therefore, the development space of domestic teabags is very huge. Traditional teabags are mainly based on tea leaves, but the Chinese people's perception of tea still tends to be prototype tea, which has a low-end understanding of tea. Therefore, although teabags entered the Chinese market very early, they have not caused widespread concern. In China, tea sales are still dominated by loose tea. Chinese tea has long been in a dilemma of variety and no brand. A wide variety of Chinese teas with a taste of taste is a unique advantage in the future development of Chinese teabags. Perhaps in the near future, China's teabags will also be put on the homemade "new clothes", with the exclusive label of China exclusive, heading out of the country and heading for the world.

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