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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!

Scenting, Blending, and Flavoring Tea

by on Thursday, October 20, 2011 9:37:00 PM

We often get asked what the difference is between scented tea, flavored tea, and blended tea. In this quick post I will highlight the difference.Scenting tea is a traditional process where fresh flowers are added to dry tea leaves so that the tea leaves can absorb the flavor from the flowers. Typically this process is done in a big bamboo canister and the flower/tea mix is allowed to sit overnight so the tea can absorb the full flavor. Then this process is completed 3-5 more times to give the...

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Growth in the US Tea Market

by on Friday, October 14, 2011 8:10:00 PM

The past decade has seen remarkable growth in the US market for loose leaf tea. Just 10 short years ago, it was hard to find anyone who knew anything about the tea other than the "fact" that is came in a Lipton bag and was a perfect remedy when you were sick. Today however, we are overwhelmed with choices from white tea to black tea, to numerous herbal teas, from hundreds of different growing regions all around the world. And more and more people are ditching the tea bags and switching to whole...

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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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