Important events in TAETEA’s history
In 1938, Fan Hejun, graduated from the University of Paris, and Zhang Shicheng, graduated from Tsinghua University, led more than 90 tea professionals from all over the country to Fohai county (known as Mengai county nowadays) in Yunnan province near the border. They had overcome dangers along the road and difficulties when preparing to found a tea factory to earn foreign exchange to support China against the Second Sino-Japanese War.
In 1940, Fohai Experimental Tea Factory was established, marking the beginning of mechanized tea production era.
In 1942, the Imperial Japanese army bombarded the factory and all people were forced to evacuate. The factory had to stop production and fell silent for some time.