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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!

How To: Make Your Own Tea Blends

by on Sunday, January 13, 2013 9:16:00 PM

Here at Shang Tea we focus specifically on providing the highest quality, organic, Chinese teas that taste delicious and also respect the traditional processing and preparation methods. We do this not only to prepare the best tasting teas, but also to preserve an aspect of traditional Chinese tea culture.Sometimes though you may be looking for a little something extra, perhaps a dash of mint or some bits of fruit. Or maybe you are looking for a good Chai blend, something that we don’t and...

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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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