Lincang is an internationally recognized as the hometown of the famous Dianhong tea and one of the origins of wild tea trees. The locals have a history of 500 years of growing and drinking teas. In 1938 Dianhong tea was invented in Fengqing and since then became a key Chinese export in the global market. Each year Dianhong accounts for more than 40 % in quantity and 50 % in value of the tea export for the whole province. To date Fengqing Dianhong Tea Group Co. Ltd. is the largest tea manufacturing enterprise in Yunnan Province. The zone has a tea field measuring about 650,000 acres and annual production of 20,000 tons, both ranking first in Yunnan.
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