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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!

A Gift of Tea

by on Saturday, December 5, 2015 12:00:00 PM

Are you still looking for a special gift this holiday season? We have compiled a list of our 5 most popular gifts that are great for anyone on your holiday shopping list. Note: Please place orders by 11:59 PM Monday, Dec 14th for arrival before Dec 25th Kung Fu Cup Starter Set: With this starter set you get our top selling porcelain Kung Fu Cup and a sample size of our ten most popular teas. This hand crafted cup is perfect for any tea lover because it combines the highest quality porcelain...

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Unparalleled Craftsmanship: Unglazed Porcelain Tea Ware

by on Sunday, December 7, 2014 1:00:00 AM

We are very excited to now be carrying a very limited quantity of unglazed porcelain teaware at our retail store in Kansas City. In our opinion, unglazed porcelain is unmatched in both aesthetic beauty and ability to produce the best tasting tea. Production of unglazed tea ware begins with sourcing only the very purest and highest grade clay (Kaolin). We use only premium clays found in the mountain mines that feel moist and smooth to the touch similar to candle wax. Lower quality clays will...

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ShangTea (Store Admin) (Post Author) on December 11, 2014 12:36 AM said:
They range from $500 to $800 currently.
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About how much are these teapots? on December 9, 2014 9:37 AM said:
<p>About how much are these teapots?</p>
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Caffeine Crawl Presentation: The Gaiwan

by on Saturday, June 7, 2014 11:23:00 PM

Here is a brief overview of the presentation that we gave to the Caffeine Crawl participants on May 31, 2014.Today I’d like to talk a little bit about the gaiwan, which is a small lidded cup used for brewing tea in China. This is one of the most traditional and ancient ways of brewing tea leaves. In order to properly talk about the gaiwan, we need to talk a little bit about tea history and how the gaiwan developed.Recorded tea history can be divided into three distinct eras; the era of boiled...

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Gong Fu Style Brewing

by on Friday, October 11, 2013 3:00:00 AM

As many of you have likely noticed, in our store we brew our tea in a very traditional Chinese style of brewing called "Gong Fu Cha", which can be literally translated to "highly skilled tea". In today's article I am going to walk through how to brew in this method and why you would want to brew this way.Brewing using the “Gong Fu Cha” technique requires a small teapot of some kind, most often a Gaiwan (guy wan) or Yixing (ee shing) teapot. Gaiwan literally translated means “lidded cup” or...

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