The Milestone of “South Tea Transplantation to North”
In 1975, the Provincial Commercial Bureau of Shandong invested 500,000 yuan and built a refined tea factory in the western suburb of Rizhao. the first famous Rizhao Tea – Xueqing – was created by Yu Fulian from the Tea Research Institute of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences and his team.
In 1978, the “South Tea Transplantation to North” achievement won the Science and Technology Achievement Award of Shandong Science Conference. In October, the Tea Experiment Station of Linyi District was established in Xiazhuang, Juxian, Rizhao.
In 1979, Rizhao was listed in the Jiangbei Tea Area.
In 1983, the Agricultural Science Academy of DPRK introduced 300 tea seedlings from Xiazhuang, Juxian to DPRK.
In 1984, the production mode transformed from the state-owned and collective-owned into private-owned.
In 1992, Xueqing was registered as a corporate trademark.
In 1998, the Tea Bureau was established in Donggang District, Rizhao City.