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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!

Tea Research: Antimutagenic Effects of Tea

by on Sunday, July 1, 2012 12:00:00 PM

We recently came across a very interesting study from 2000 that sought to determine whether white tea or green tea are more effective at preventing DNA mutations. In this study they mixed a potent carcinogen with salmonella, since salmonella has very similar DNA to humans, and they recorded the number of mutations that occurred in the Salmonella. Then they did the same tests, but they also mixed in green tea in one set of tests and white tea in the other, to see if they prevented mutations, and...

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