Mailing List:

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!

Frequent Question: Do We Sell Tea Balls?

by on Sunday, May 26, 2013 11:00:00 AM

Every day at our store we get one or two customers who stop in and ask us "Do you sell tea balls or loose leaf tea bags here?", which sets in motion a long winded explanation of why we do not carry them. To be honest, we could carry them and probably sell quite a few of them, but we would be missing an opportunity to explain why they are not (in our humble opinion) the best tool for brewing high quality tea and why we are not passionate about them. We don't carry tea balls or loose leaf tea...

This entry was posted in .
You must be logged in to post comments.

Shang's Salad "Shan Dong Style"

by on Sunday, May 12, 2013 1:27:00 AM

You asked for it, and you got it! Here is one of Shang's delicious, authentic, Chinese recipes.Shang's Salad "Shan Dong Style" (Shan Dong is an Province in central east China)INGREDIENTS* 1.5-2 lbs of chopped broccoli or Chinese cabbage* 2 Tbsp naturally brewed low sodium soy sauce* 1-2 Tbsp naturally brewed Chinese red vinegar* 1 Tbsp sesame oil* 1 Tbsp tea seed oil (If you don't have tea seed oil, that is ok)* 1 Tsp sugar* A few slices of red onion* 1-2 minced cloves of garlicMETHODStep 1:...

This entry was posted in .
You must be logged in to post comments.

Why Don't We Grow Tea in the US?

by on Sunday, May 12, 2013 12:57:00 AM

We frequently receive a few common questions in our shop, and we want to answer them in the newsletter every once in a while. One question we receive often is why we grow our tea in China and not in the United States Just like with wine, terroir is very important to the taste of a tea. Different soil, growing conditions, and climate play a huge role in the taste of tea. Tea was originally found growing wild in China and so the plant is naturally adapted to take advantage of the unique terroir...

This entry was posted in .
You must be logged in to post comments.