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Tuesday, 19 July 2016

The Humble Beginning Of Ho Yan Hor Herbal Tea.

I am continuing with another post on my visit to Ho Yan Hor museum. Today's post is about the humble beginning of the Ho Yan Hor herbal tea factory and the making of the Ho Yan Hor herbal tea. To read the previous post, click here.
 The new factory built in 1954 at Kuala Kangsar Road.
 Ho Kai Cheong saw advertising as a vital part of marketing his product. Consequently over the years, many different advertisements hit the streets - many of which were born at his desk with his calligraphy brushes.
 Herb steamers and tea boiler
 Ho Kai Cheong and the tea packaging team
 The raw materials await the grinding and pulverising machine
Types of  Ho Yan Hor Tea Sachets
 Ho started as a cycling entrepreneur
 As business grew, so did the transport grew from a humble bicycle to a van.
The original Ho Yan Hor van, like most other examples of this model, has since disappeared into the world of scrap metal. Indeed, we believe there are less than 50 of these left in the world. As the cheapest commercial vehicle in the world, they became a popular workhorse with all trades and businesses. Despite this setback Ho Yan Hor's van has again hit the streets of Perak. "Albert", having been purchased from UK, imported and given the original 1 Treacher Street livery.
(excerpt taken from Ho Yan Hor museum)
 Marketing vehicles through the years.
Albert to prize winning van in UK
The following photos show the making of today's Ho Yan Hor herbal tea at today's Ho Yan Hor herbal tea building.
The methods employed to manufacture today's Ho Yan Hor herbal tea are a far cry from the early days at No. 1 Treacher Street. The coolies and the pretty packing girls in everyday clothes have gone - to be replaced by a blue-clad faceless team, all in the name of mechanisation, hygiene and quality control.
Step 1, Extraction - Raw materials are well screened to select premium quality leaves and herbs.
Step 2, Storage Tank - All selected herbs are put into the storage tank for drip brewing. Herbs are boiled to extract all the beneficial nutrients and minerals. 
Step 3, Mixing - Mixing the tea leaves with herbal extract.
Step 4, Drying - The mixture is dried in the Fluid Bed Dryer, to inhibit microbial growth.
Step 5, In Process Quality Control - IPQC is to ensure the uniformity and integrity of the herbal tea.
Step 6, Tea Bagging - The dried mixture is bagged into tea sachets by the fully automated machine.
Step 7, Cartoning - The automated packing machine will allocate 10 sachets into one unit box, and 48 unit boxes into one carton box.
Step 8, Quality Control - Finished products are tested by Quality Control to ensure its compliance with the stringent quality standards before release to the market.
Ready for the market. Types of herbal tea.
Green packaging herbal tea
Relax and Recover.
Relieves heatiness and common cold, allows self-healing.
Blue packaging herbal tea
Relax and Wind down.
Brown packaging herbal tea
Reduce body heat and cool down.
Achieve internal balance and enhance your health.

Linking to Tuesday's Treasure.

I will never lay aside your laws,

for you have used them to restore my joy and health.

(Psalm 119:93, The Living Bible-TLB)

50 comments:

  1. Thanks for showing us around. I learnt something today. Albert, a real priceless van!

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    1. I like the priceless van, Albert too!

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  2. Excelente trabalho deste magnifico museu.
    Um abraço e boa semana.
    Andarilhar

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    1. Thank you, Francisco. Have a beautiful day!

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  3. Interesting how to make tea

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    1. This is a well-known cooling tea, good for the body.

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  4. Interesting how to make tea

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    1. Just pour hot boiling water over the tea sachet. I like to add a piece of preserved salted plum to it.

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  5. Got 1 more gold color pne. But among all i like the green color the most.

    Last time hubby diesnt drink. But after kena influenced..now if not feeling well he will ask for HYH...but with asamboi

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    1. They have 3 colours; gold, blue & green. Yes, I too like the green one. I also drink with asamboi, nice!

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  6. I must go visit this place one day! :)

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    1. I must go visit the next door museum..hehehe!

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  7. Nancy, what a great collection of vintage items! The VW vans and the "Albert to prize winning van in UK" is fabulous. Thanks for joining this week, I hope that you stop back again soon.

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    1. Thank you, Tom for hosting Tuesday's Treasure. Have a great day!

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  8. Thanks for the info. I have only used the green packets.

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    1. I have yet to try the others too. So far only tasted the green ones.

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  9. What a great slice of history. I have a better appreciation of the cliche that time marches on, and everything old is left behind/discarded.

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    1. Thank you, Anne. I used to discard anything that is old and not in used. I didn't know they will become treasured items now.

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  10. This is a really interesting post Nancy. I never quite knew about how T gets into the bags and now I do. Or least how historically it was done. Love the VW tea van too. That was quite fun. I think you had great visit to that museum. Hugs-Erika

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    1. Thank you, Erika. We enjoyed the visit very much.

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  11. What a great tour you took us on, a wonderful post.

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    1. Thank you, Mamas. Hope you enjoyed the tour.

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  12. Making great tea is an art indeed.

    I didn't know about the different kinds of tea and what they do for ones body.

    Have a fabulous day Nancy. ☺

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    1. Thank you, Sandee. We have many different types of herbal teas to benefit our bodies. Have a great day!

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    1. You are most welcome, Sharon. Have a wonderful day!

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  14. Thank you for showing us around!

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    1. Its a pleasure, William. Have a fabulous day!

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  15. Fantastic! I love all the old photos!

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    1. Thank you, Linda. Have a great day!

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  16. Interesting post...thx for sharing! xx

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    1. Thank you, Beauty. Have a happy day!

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  17. how interesting! i really like those old pictures!

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    1. Thank you, Tanya. Have a great day!

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  18. Super history & photos of tea making, Nancy! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you, Christine. Have an enjoyable day!

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  19. How cool to see the history and all the changes. Starting with a bike then working up. His hard work paid off!

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    1. Very inspiring to learn of his success. Have a beautiful day!

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  20. I enjoy places with a bit of history. This is a lovely read, Nancy. More, please! ;D

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    1. Thank you, Sharon. Glad you enjoyed reading this piece of history. Have a wonderful day!

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  21. Really enjoyed each bit of you very interesting and informative post glad you shared it all dear

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    1. Thank you, Baili. Its a pleasure to share with you all.

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  22. Really enjoyed each bit of you very interesting and informative post glad you shared it all dear

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  23. I always wanted to try making a tea. Now, I know it ca get me rich. But kidding aside, this one is an inspirational story.

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    1. Thank you, Lei. I wish you the best. You might become rich one day!

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  24. I like herbal tea, my favorite is a cranberry blend... xox

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    1. Thank you, Launna. I have not tried the cranberry blend. Have a lovely day!

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  25. What an interesting post about the history of the herbal tea. Great photos. I like the relaxing ones...chamomile, mint blends.

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    1. Thank you, Mary. Now there are many choices of herbal tea to choose from in our local market. Have a relaxing Sunday!

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