陶德，英國蘇格蘭人， 1860年首度訪台，創「寶順洋行」（Dodd & Co.），該年5月起任怡和行駐淡水代理人。1866年（同治五年），由福建安溪引進烏龍茶苗；1867年首創機器化製茶，試銷老茶到澳門，受到市場歡迎，同年在大稻埕設茶工廠，為精製茶之起源。
History creates dialogues for ancient and modern.
John Dodd, a British Scot, visited Taiwan for the first time in 1860 and conducted market research about Chinese tea. The exceptional taste of Chinese tea raised a trading idea in John’s mind. As a result, Dodd & Co. was founded.
In 1866, John brought oolong tea seeds from Anxi, Fujian Province and initiated the mechanization of tea cooking. The first batch of smoked oolong was shipped and sold to Macao, which, beyond John’s expectation, became very popular. Upon such a great success, John decided to open a tea factory in Dadaocheng, which introduced the idea of refined tea to world.
John Dodd, like the sunshine of Spring, endows a bright opening for Chinese tea trading. Every batch of tea leaves tells a story about hard-working and adventure; every cup of drinks from Chunyang inherits the pursuit of freedom and dignity.
Chunyang is more than a cup of tea.