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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!

White Tea Wu-Long: Is it a White Tea or a Wu-Long Tea?

by on Thursday, September 13, 2012 9:17:00 PM

Our white tea wu-long is a constant source of confusion to tea drinkers curious to understand how a tea can be both a white tea and a wu-long tea at the same time! In this article I will explain this and more as we explore this delicious tea!As we have explained in previous articles such as this one, tea classifications are determined by two main components. The first component is the processing method that is used. White tea, for example, is plucked and air dried, whereas red or black tea is...

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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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The Essentials of Loose Leaf Tea Brewing

by on Friday, June 15, 2012 10:39:00 PM

One of the biggest objections we still get when attempting to switch customers from teabags to loose leaf tea is that loose tea is too hard to brew and too time consuming. One of our goals at our store is to help explain how easy it can be to brew high quality tea, so here are our essentials to brewing a great cup of tea.1. High quality tea: It is important to start off with high quality tea not only for taste and health purposes, but also because it is much easier to brew without all the...

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Natural Sweetners for Tea

by on Thursday, February 23, 2012 11:21:00 PM

Tea is a complex drink with subtle nuances, intricate flavors, and unbelievable variety. Exploring teas from different regions and with different processing techniques is a fun way to get to know more about tea and all of the culture behind it. Sometimes, however, you may want to give your tea some sweetness to take some of the edge off or just to satisfy your sweet tooth. So, we have compiled a list of natural sweetners that will help you satisfy your sweet tooth, but still continue to provide...

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