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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!

High Quality vs Low Quality Tea

by on Sunday, January 10, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Tea as a beverage and as a medicinal drink has been enjoyed for dynasties by people of all ages and experience levels. The leaves from the tea plant (Camellia sinensis) are not only used to create a soothing warm drink for relaxation, but they have often been credited for their health giving properties and are now being heavily researched and studied. With large amounts of scientific studies being conducted, the health benefits of tea are starting to be understood from a chemical and biological...

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A Gift of Tea

by on Saturday, December 5, 2015 12:00:00 PM

Are you still looking for a special gift this holiday season? We have compiled a list of our 5 most popular gifts that are great for anyone on your holiday shopping list. Note: Please place orders by 11:59 PM Monday, Dec 14th for arrival before Dec 25th Kung Fu Cup Starter Set: With this starter set you get our top selling porcelain Kung Fu Cup and a sample size of our ten most popular teas. This hand crafted cup is perfect for any tea lover because it combines the highest quality porcelain...

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Unparalleled Craftsmanship: Unglazed Porcelain Tea Ware

by on Sunday, December 7, 2014 1:00:00 AM

We are very excited to now be carrying a very limited quantity of unglazed porcelain teaware at our retail store in Kansas City. In our opinion, unglazed porcelain is unmatched in both aesthetic beauty and ability to produce the best tasting tea. Production of unglazed tea ware begins with sourcing only the very purest and highest grade clay (Kaolin). We use only premium clays found in the mountain mines that feel moist and smooth to the touch similar to candle wax. Lower quality clays will...

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ShangTea (Store Admin) (Post Author) on December 11, 2014 12:36 AM said:
They range from $500 to $800 currently.
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About how much are these teapots? on December 9, 2014 9:37 AM said:
<p>About how much are these teapots?</p>
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Tea Spotlight: Brick Aged White Tea

by on Sunday, November 9, 2014 2:07:00 PM

Our Brick Aged White Tea is a staff favorite, but is a tea that we do not talk about as much as some of our other teas. Today we wanted to explore how this tea is made and why it is one of our favorite teas to enjoy.First let’s talk a little bit about how this tea is made. After allowing freshly produced white tea to mature for 6-12 months, the tea leaves are lightly steamed to make them pliable. The leaves are then pressed into a cake that can be a wide variety of sizes and shapes. Finally,...

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