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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!

What is the Difference Between White Tea and Green Tea

by on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 8:23:00 PM

Both white tea and green have been touted for their health benefits due to the minimal processing of both. But how exactly does the processing differ between the two? Is this post, we will briefly describe the differences between the two types of tea.White tea is the least processed tea since the leaves and plucked and air dried until they reach the correct moisture temperature (typically between 5-10%). White tea oxidizes slightly and naturally while it dries, but it is the closest to pure tea...

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What is Your Story?

by on Friday, September 23, 2011 9:18:00 AM

Most of us did not have the fortune to grow up on high quality, loose leaf tea, since it is just now starting to gain in popularity in the US. So most of us have an interesting story about how we came to love and appreciate tea as more than just a beverage for when you are feeling ill. What is your story? Did you happen to learn about loose leaf tea through dumb luck? Through a nice friend? Through a natural learning process that led from tea bags to whole leaf tea? Here is my story to get us...

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Traditional White Tea vs Young Leaf White Tea

by on Saturday, September 17, 2011 11:00:00 AM

Due to increased awareness in many of the healthy properties of white tea, demand has surged for this minimally processed tea. However, most white tea that you can find on the market today would not be classified as white tea in the traditional sense. In this quick post then, I'd like to distinguish between the traditional definition of white tea and what I'd like to call young leaf white tea (what you would typically find in your grocery store).Traditionally, tea must fit two specific criteria...

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The History of White Tea

by on Friday, September 2, 2011 7:24:00 PM

The history of white tea is like a complex and difficult jigsaw puzzle. Everywhere you look you can see bits of the puzzle, a bit of the history that is unfolding before your eyes, but never the complete picture. The web is littered with hundreds of different resources, talking about the history of white tea, the health benefits, and how white tea is produced, but there are too many contradictions to count. Hopefully then, we can start to present a more accurate picture in this article.First,...

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