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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!

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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Why Loose Leaf?

by on Friday, November 18, 2011 10:03:00 PM

We often get asked if we sell our tea in tea bags or why we only sell our tea loose. In this short blog post, I am going to highlight a few of the reasons that we only sell loose leaf tea in our store. Providing the Highest Quality: As with almost any produce, you would expect that the whole version found in nature would give you the best taste and flavor. Think of apples, carrots, almonds, etc. We seek to provide you with the highest quality leaves that are left completely intact for the best...

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