In October 2005, after 166 years of inactivity, the Yunnan Caravan came to the capital again along the Tea-horse Road and brought people Puer Tea for a long time, and also made people aware of the Caravan Culture. So how did the Tea Horse Road originate?
Tracing back to history, the ethnic contacts between Yunnan and Tibet have a long history. The ancient Tibetan diet, which was born in the Yarlung Zangbo River basin, is mainly beef and mutton. Tea has a special function of degreasing and has become a necessity for Tibetans.
When there is a demand, there is a transaction, and the tea-horse exchange market has gradually become a major event between Tibet and Han. The ancient Tea Horse Road also continued to extend to the Tibetan area, which also formed the early Tea Horse Road.
It takes more than 5 months to travel from Pu er, Yunnan to the capital. The caravan was carrying raw tea when it set off. In a few months, the tea will naturally ferment under different climatic conditions in different regions. After reaching the capital, it will mature naturally. Famous in Beijing for its heavy flavor, sweetness and smoothness of Chen Xiang.
On May 1, 2005, the Yunnan Caravan started from Pu er, Yunnan. 68 horsemen from 11 ethnic minorities in Gongshan, Tengchong, and Shidian, Yunnan, rushed 120 horses with 3,000 kg of Yunnan Pu er tea. It took 5 and a half months to cross 5 provinces of Yunnan, Sichuan, Shaanxi, Shanxi, and Hebei, and walked more than 4,000 kilometers, spanning a history of 166 years, and re-traveled to the ancient Tea Horse Road. On October 10, they finally reached their destination-Beijing Badachu Park.