The Shang Tea Blog
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!
on Friday, February 1, 2013 12:00:00 PM
The technique for making black Tea (Red Tea) originated in Wuyi Mountains of the Fujian Province. In the 14th century as part of his plan to consolidate power, emperor Zhu Yuanzhang ordered that all tea bricks be destroyed. As this was the primary source of income for Wuyi tea farmers, they had to come up with a different method for making tea. Over the next 150 years, through trial and error, they came up with black (red) tea, which was also some of the first tea to be exported to the western...
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