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The Shang Tea Blog is the educational arm of the Shang Tea company. We hope to use this space to share more information about tea, chinese tea culture, and industry news. Shang Tea Company was founded by owner Zehua Shang, and we specialize in white tea which we produce ourselves. In addition to white tea, Shang also produces green tea, jasmine tea, and red/black tea. We are excited to use this blog to engage with other tea drinkers and also to focus on the tea topics that you want to hear about, so please let us know if there is a specific question that you want us to answer!

Meet Our Staff: Caleb

by on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 8:00:00 PM

How did you get into tea?I got introduced to tea by my best friend Ross after he had returned from China. I was already interested in Chinese culture and traditions and happened to also be interested in herbal medicines. Tea perfectly blended all of my interests into one thing and I like to think it was presented to me at the perfect time in life. How did you find Shang Tea?I found Shang Tea on the top floor of Crown Center almost four years ago now. I had the opportunity to sit down with Shang...

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Can You Age Loose Leaf Tea?

by on Sunday, March 06, 2016 7:00:00 PM

When purchasing loose leaf tea today, you most likely receive the standard storage instructions; keep your tea stored in an airtight container at room temperature, make sure that the tea is stored in a dry environment, and ensure that your tea is not exposed to any strong odors. If you follow these instructions, most tea companies would tell you that the tea will last anywhere from 1-2 years, and the flavor will slowly diminish during that time.In China, however, high quality tea will often be...

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Tea and the Fermentation Process

by on Monday, February 08, 2016 6:30:00 PM

We love having the pleasure of sitting down with our customers to talk about how tea is processed and crafted into the beautiful leaf that unfolds in your cup. It is part of our passion and it also makes a tea drinking experience feel authentic when you have the chance to learn why the tea you are drinking tastes that way it does. One of our most popular teas in the store is the Tangerine Blossom Red Tea, and while we are sampling this tea we explain that the tea is a fully fermented leaf. This...

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High Quality vs Low Quality Tea

by on Sunday, January 10, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Tea as a beverage and as a medicinal drink has been enjoyed for dynasties by people of all ages and experience levels. The leaves from the tea plant (Camellia sinensis) are not only used to create a soothing warm drink for relaxation, but they have often been credited for their health giving properties and are now being heavily researched and studied. With large amounts of scientific studies being conducted, the health benefits of tea are starting to be understood from a chemical and biological...

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