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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!

Why High Mountain Grown?

by on Sunday, August 4, 2013 12:41:00 AM

We often talk about how our tea is high mountain grown, but we usually don't explain enough why it is important to get your tea from mountain sources rather than from valleys or from lower elevations. Here are three reasons to sources your teas from high elevations. Tea plants are best suited to high mountain climates. The earliest known tea plants were found wild growing in the high mountains of China, so the plant is ideally suited for this type of environment. The high mountain soil, water,...

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Meet Our Staff: Nick

by on Saturday, August 3, 2013 2:45:00 PM

In the last two months we have introduced you to Anne and to D. This month we are introducing you to Nick. Nick is an avid tea lover who has been working with us for about 3 years now. Nick spends his time at the shop working on our monthly newsletter, updating our website, and enjoying tea with everyone who stops in. Keep reading to learn more about NickHow did you get into tea?When I was in high school I attended a Spanish camp in Bemidji, Minnesota to work on my Spanish. Most of my...

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