Qing Lin Chun

 
Qing Lin Chun

Introduction

There were once three branches of Beijing Qing Lin Chun Tea Shop, which were established by Fujian native Lin Zixun. One was located inside Quanyechang at Langfang Toutiao of Qianmen Wai, one is inside Dong’an Shichang and the last one is at the east side of Qianmen Wai Street. But now the former two shops have both been closed and the third one is still doing quite well. Another shop was opened later.

In the late Qing Dynasty, there was once a Quanyechang at Langfang Toutiao, which was a place to sell various products as well as snacks throughout China and craftworks. Lin Zixun once worked as an apprentice in a painting shop, but he started to sell tea when he got familiar with paintings as he learned that he would be better to sell tea than to sell paintings. He first sold tea at a very low price, so some people became his regular customers. After some time, his business was doing very well and he bought a house at Quanyechang, the owner of which stopped its business because of it not doing well. He set up the “Qing Lin Chun Tea Shop” in the tenth year of the Republic of China in 1921.

During the early times of Qing Lin Chun Tea Shop, Lin sold tea in a barrel or pot. But its business did not do well. He found that there was a huge difference between Beijingers and Fujian people and Beijingers had a preference for jasmine tea. Then Lin changed his business strategy and focused on jasmine tea. He also sold green tea, black tea, Oolong tea and compressed tea. In addition, tea at Qing Lin Chun could satisfy people of different levels, and all people could find tea that suited them.

During the Cultural Revolution in 1966, the plaque of Qing Lin Chun was once taken away, but its time-honored brand was regained in 1982. Its considerate service and reasonable price as well as quality earned respects of people. It has once been awarded as “Advanced Company” many times.

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Story

There were once three branches of Beijing Qing Lin Chun Tea Shop, which were established by Fujian native Lin Zixun. One was located inside Quanyechang at Langfang Toutiao of Qianmen Wai, one is inside Dong’an Shichang and the last one is at the east side of Qianmen Wai Street. But now the former two shops have both been closed and the third one is still doing quite well. Another shop was opened later.


In the late Qing Dynasty, there was once a Quanyechang at Langfang Toutiao, which was a place to sell various products as well as snacks throughout China and craftworks. Lin Zixun once worked as an apprentice in a painting shop, but he started to sell tea when he got familiar with paintings as he learned that he would be better to sell tea than to sell paintings. He first sold tea at a very low price, so some people became his regular customers. After some time, his business was doing very well and he bought a house at Quanyechang, the owner of which stopped its business because of it not doing well. He set up the “Qing Lin Chun Tea Shop” in the tenth year of the Republic of China in 1921.


During the early times of Qing Lin Chun Tea Shop, Lin sold tea in a barrel or pot. But its business did not do well. He found that there was a huge difference between Beijingers and Fujian people and Beijingers had a preference for jasmine tea. Then Lin changed his business strategy and focused on jasmine tea. He also sold green tea, black tea, Oolong tea and compressed tea. In addition, tea at Qing Lin Chun could satisfy people of different levels, and all people could find tea that suited them.

During the Cultural Revolution in 1966, the plaque of Qing Lin Chun was once taken away, but its time-honored brand was regained in 1982. Its considerate service and reasonable price as well as quality earned respects of people. It has once been awarded as “Advanced Company” many times.