China's demand for tea is gradually increasing, and consumers' demand for tea quality is gradually increasing. IiMedia Research (AI Media Consulting) data show that the size of China's tea market in 2018 reached 215.736 billion yuan, a growth rate of 10.7%, of which the output of green tea in 2018 reached 1.722 million tons, accounting for 63.1% of green tea sales. Some provinces regard tea planting as one of the poverty alleviation industries, further promoting the development of the tea industry. At the same time, the brand awareness of tea has begun to increase in recent years, with the rise of domestic brands of tea such as Dayi tea and small cans of tea. However, on the whole, the concept of China's tea industry is still relatively backward. The “second generation of tea“ and the new generation of tea operators are pushing the tea market to develop in the direction of intensification, brand economy, e-commerce economy and so on, and are expected to open up a new pattern of tea market.
China is a big country in tea production and consumption. In recent years, China's tea production and domestic and foreign sales have maintained steady growth. In 2018, China's domestic tea sales were 266.1 billion yuan, up 13.0% year-on-year; China's total tea exports amounted to 1.78 billion US dollars, up 10.1% year-on-year. Although China's tea market is huge, the production enterprises present a situation of large quantity, small volume, uneven product quality, and lack of real leading brands. Driven by the development of technology and the upgrading of consumption, the production of tea enterprises is developing in the direction of scale, industrialization, mechanization and branding. Aiming at the characteristics of non-brand tea market in China, Xiao Guan Tea cuts into the high-end gift market. In view of the pain points of consumption such as non-standard tea quality, opaque price and low brand identification, Xiao Guan Tea has introduced relatively standardized products, and through endorsement by tea-making masters, fashionable and beautiful design, a large number of advertising to enhance brand awareness. It quickly reaped market recognition and tea sales grew rapidly.