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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!

Tea and Longevity

by on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 7:30:00 AM

For thousands of years, the native people of China have been enjoying tea as both a beverage and as a medicinal drink. The leaves from the tea plant (Camellia sinensis) are used to create internal balance and stability to those who regularly enjoy its brew.With large amounts of scientific studies being conducted, the health benefits of tea are starting to be understood from a chemical and biological perspective. All this new research has prompted thousands of new articles with oftentimes...

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Did You Know? Cultivars

by on Friday, March 1, 2013 12:00:00 PM

Did you know that we use three different cultivars of the tea plant for our teas? We use the traditional white tea cultivars Da Bai and Da Hao, which are called white tea due to the shimmering white hairs that grow on the buds and the leaves. In addition, we use a green tea cultivar that the locals call "Tu Cha". This green tea varietal is a relative of the Da Bai and Da Hao varietals.Think of these different cultivars  like different types of apples (Pink Lady, Red Delicious, Honeycrisp,...

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