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Teaflavor Ltd. is an international retailer of premium Chinese tea, Chinese tea ceramics / porcelain, and handcrafted accessories such as Gong Fu Cha accessories. Our teas are carefully selected from the best artisanal teas and famous teas in China from small family businesses in well-known Chinese tea regions such as: The province of Anhui / the world-famous black tea from Qimen (Keemun), the province of Tunxi / green tea, green Mao Feng from the mountain slopes of the Huang Shan, the largest tea-growing area in southeast China: Fujian / white, green,
Oolongs, Jasmine Tea, and Black Tea, Guangdong Province /
Black, Oolong and Phoenix Dancong Tea, Yunnan Province /
Green, Black / Pu-Erh Tea and Zhejiang Province / Long Ching Tea.
We strive to bring our customers to enjoy the very high quality of our teas and therefore only offer premium teas from China in the form of loose tea and pressed tea cakes (Pu Erh tea).
Tea is said to have been in China as early as 2700 BC. Have been known. However, it was not widely used until the 6th century AD. By 1000 AD, tea had become the national drink in China. Through the mediation of the Arabs, tea came to Europe in the Middle Ages, where it was first mentioned in the 9th century, but only became a commodity in the 17th century.
The term tea is derived from the Amoy dialect - also called Xiamen-Hokkien - (tê) of the southern province of Fujian. The port cities of Xiamen (Amoy) and Quanzhou used to be trading centers for Western European traders such as the Dutch. They could have got to know the word directly in Fujian, at their trading post in Taiwan, or indirectly from Malay traders in Banten province in western Java. From Dutch, the term then spread to other Western European languages, including French thé, Spanish té and German tea. According to the German dictionary of the Brothers Grimm, the word was taken over from the Dutch thee into German in the 17th century.
Tea came to Europe in the early 17th century in connection with the flourishing trade in India. In 1610 the Dutch East India Company brought a shipment of green tea to the Netherlands for the first time. In 1669 the trade monopoly went to the British East India Company, which held the monopoly on trade with China until 1833. The sea route from Asia to England then took around six to nine months, which reduced the quality of the tea, which was stored in musty holds. In the middle of the 17th century, tea came to Germany from the Netherlands, initially to East Frisia, where its own tea culture developed.
Drinking tea did not become common in Germany until the 19th century.
Although tea is the second most widely consumed drink in the world, Chinese tea from China is not always available to connoisseurs outside of China. Teaflavor Ltd. delivers your Chinese tea in premium quality, tea sets and accessories also by express delivery.