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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!

The History of White Tea

by on Friday, September 2, 2011 7:24:00 PM

The history of white tea is like a complex and difficult jigsaw puzzle. Everywhere you look you can see bits of the puzzle, a bit of the history that is unfolding before your eyes, but never the complete picture. The web is littered with hundreds of different resources, talking about the history of white tea, the health benefits, and how white tea is produced, but there are too many contradictions to count. Hopefully then, we can start to present a more accurate picture in this article.First,...

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Tea in the News: Tea Drinkers Less Likely to Carry MRSA

by on Thursday, September 1, 2011 12:00:00 PM

A recent study has revealed a possible link between drinking tea and a reduction in the odds of nasal MRSA carriage. In particular, researchers found that those who drank either coffee or tea had a 50% relative reduction in nasal MRSA carriage, while those who drank both had a 67% relative reduction. You can read more about the study by clicking here!

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Aging Tea

by on Friday, July 8, 2011 12:06:00 AM

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

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Tea Article in Tastebud Magazine!

by on Friday, June 17, 2011 1:33:00 PM

The most recent issue of Tastebud magazine has a nice profile of a few of the local Kansas City teahouses including Shang Tea. Check it out here! Here's the snippet about Shang TeaShang Tea opened in Crown Center around Thanksgiving, 2007. Mr Shang co-owns a tea plantation in his native Fujian, China, and the teas he sells here represent his production. Using organic agriculture, the 20-acre Shang Tea farm produces 90% white tea and 10% green tea, an employee at the shop, Lily, tells me. (As...

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