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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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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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