“Tea has been regarded as something to drink since Shennong era and become popular since Zhou Dynasty.” China is the hometown of tea, the birthplace of tea culture, and the world’s biggest tea production country. The picture scroll of Chinese nation’s 5,000 years civilization, every scroll generates the clear fragrance of tea. It is enough to witness the long history of tea in China. Tea industry is the traditional advantaged industry of China, the area of tea garden in China accounts for 60% of the world, and the output accounts for over 40% of the world. Although China is a big country producing tea in the world, but is not a strong country in tea production. Tea enterprises in China are difficult to develop big and strong, which is related to the problems existing in China’s tea development. The problems such as low industrial concentration, oversupply of tea, low organization degree and low quality have hindered the development of Chinese tea industry.
With the development of tea industry hindered, German CTEE Group Foundation, in order to carry forward the Chinese tea culture, promote the renaissance of Chinese tea, and improve the brand reputation of Chinese tea, with the main means of docking the resources with technology and cooperating the tea industry with finance, has set up the special fund for the tea and the relevant industry to boost the development of China’s tea economy.
The aim of the establishment of German CTEE Group Foundation (CTEE) is to combine the blockchain with Chinese tea and tea culture to create an open, fair, transparent and traceable tea culture industrial chain and jointly build the digital economic ecology of Chinese tea. Perfect governance structure, reasonable organization, adequate consideration and countermeasures for risk and information disclosure, being innovative, feasibility and implementable, it provides safe and intelligent blockchain service for blockchain enthusiasts, and is committed to the tea finance and tea culture, tea entertainment and offline experience, thus jointly creatingthe global leading ecological community in tea market.
In order to more effectively and standardize the current Chinese tea industry and tea ecology problems, CTEE, cooperating with the China Tea Blockchain Research Center and IBM Blockchain Technology Center as well as relevant enterprises and elites, has constructed the Agricultural Ecological Protocol (AEP), which is the blockchain permit to solve the current problems of Chinese tea industry and tea ecology.
Agricultural Ecological Protocol is the tea industry ecology based on blockchain, and establishes the whole ecological closed-loop of the tea industry chain which is all included in a series of links such as planting, picking, processing, storage, logistics, tea finance, tea culture, tea entertainment, tea exchange and offline experience, and the tea and people, organizations on the industrial chains and the world are closely combined to form an open and borderless tea ecology with very extensive application scenario.
Seizing the opportunity and making full use of the new mode of blockchain + financial + tea industry, actively promoting the “One Belt and One Road” Chinese tea to the “Silk Road”; cooperating with local governments to jointly develop the characteristic town with tea as the core industry; carrying forward and propagandizing the Chinese tea culture, with four ideas of the Chinese tea matching the “One Belt and One Road” Initiative, connecting various aspects of tourism industry such as catering, entertainment, shopping and so on. Supporting the Chinese tea industry to achieve rapid and stable transformation and upgrade, constantly improving the awareness and reputation of the Chinese tea brands, and let Chinese tea fly to the world.