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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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Tea Spotlight: Brick Aged White Tea

by on Sunday, November 9, 2014 2:07:00 PM

Our Brick Aged White Tea is a staff favorite, but is a tea that we do not talk about as much as some of our other teas. Today we wanted to explore how this tea is made and why it is one of our favorite teas to enjoy.First let’s talk a little bit about how this tea is made. After allowing freshly produced white tea to mature for 6-12 months, the tea leaves are lightly steamed to make them pliable. The leaves are then pressed into a cake that can be a wide variety of sizes and shapes. Finally,...

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What is White Tea?

by on Saturday, July 12, 2014 7:00:00 PM

At Shang Tea, we specialize in providing the highest quality, authentic Chinese teas, with a special emphasis on white tea. When we tell customers that we specialize in White Tea, the most common response that we get is "what is white tea?". Most people have heard of green tea and black tea, but white tea is less well known. In this article we're going to outline our definition of white tea and what makes a true, authentic, Chinese white tea.In particular, we believe that it is important to...

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