On May 18th to 21st, 2012, China Tea Expo, Shanghai is held at Shanghai International Exhibition Center and Shanghai Mart. It is reported the expo covers an area up to 20,000 square meters, has nearly 800 stands and 500 exhibitors.
TeaVivre has joined the 2012 Shanghai Tea Expo for the first time and Sichuan Tea Expo, Chengdu 2012. We brought back some information and pictures of this grand event and “Work Song Show”to share with our tea enthusiasts.
China Tea Expo, Shanghai (CSTE) began from 2004, and has passed eight successful years, with over 4,000 tea factories and companies participated, almost 481,300 visitors and purchasers joined.
China Tea Expo, Shanghai 2012 opened on May 18th at Shanghai International Exhibition Center. More than one hundred of tea companies from Hunan, Hubei, Jiangxi, Anhui, Jiangsu, Zhejiang and so on has brought over 300 species of teas and tea wares to this expo, which includes the six major teas: Black Tea, Green Tea, White Tea, Yellow Tea, Pu-erh and Oolong Tea. Shanghai, though it does not produce teas, is becoming the Tea Route of the new century.
Gui Lai Ke 归来客
Jun Shan Cha 君山茶
Huang Shan Mao Feng 黄山毛峰
Wan Sheng Tang 万生堂
Pu-erh Cakes In th Expo
Da Xue Shan Pu-erh 大雪山普洱
Zi Juan Puerh Tea 紫娟茶
Zi Ya Puerh Tea 紫芽茶
Jin Zhi Yu Ye 金枝玉叶
Pottery and Porcelain Teasets
National Intangible Cultural Heritage: Qian Liang Tea
“Qian Liang Tea” is a traditional renowned tea in Anhua County. Each roll/branch weights a thousand liang (about 36.25 kilogram). Liang is an old unit of weight and Qian means a thousand. As the teas are wrapped in the lattice bamboo basket, it is also called as “Hua Juan Tea”.
“伙计们嘞，把杠抬哦，齐心压嘞用力踩呦！”(carry on raising the bar, press together and stamp hard).
As the actors yelling “Huo ji men le, ba gang tai o, qi xin ya le yong li cai o”, the performance of Qian Liang Tea art begins. We made a video of the “Anhua Bai Sha Xi Qian Liang Tea Working Song Show” in the expo, which is performed by seven professional tea makers (Gang Ye) from Bai Sha Xi.
The mystery Qian Liang Tea Working Song Show, which is full of strength and emotion, is a working dance developed from the Qian Liang Tea Art of National Intangible Cultural Heritage. It presents the progress of making Qian Liang Tea by the performance of the working song.
An Hua QianLiang Cha
The Past Expo in Shanghai
Numbers of Exhibitors
Numbers of Visitors
|May 26-28, 2004||Shanghai East Asia Exhibition Hall||96||8,000|
|Arp 18-20, 2005||Shanghai International Exhibition Center||162||6,000 m²||18,660 (1,706 foreign guests )|
|May 12-15, 2006||Shanghai International Exhibition Center||189||8,000 m²||Nearly 20,000|
|Arp 27-29, 2007||Shanghai agricultural Exhibition Hall||Over 280||10,000 m²||Nearly 24,000|
|May 10-12, 2008||Over 12,000 m²|
|May 15-17, 2009||Shanghai International Exhibition Center||Over 10,000 m²|
|May 21-24, 2010||Shanghai International Exhibition Center||53,000 Visitors and 23,700 Purchasers|