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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 is Tea Fermented?

by on Thursday, March 22, 2018 8:56:00 AM

We love having the pleasure to sit down with people and talk about the processing of tea. It’s part of our passion and it also makes a tea drinking experience feel authentic when you have the chance to learn why the tea you're drinking tastes the way it does.Our Tangerine Blossom Red Tea is one of our most popular teas in our shop and it gets a lot of attention. While sampling this tea we explain how our red tea is a fully fermented white tea leaf. That simple sentence alone provokes a lot of...

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Tea and the Fermentation Process

by on Monday, February 8, 2016 6:30:00 PM

We love having the pleasure of sitting down with our customers to talk about how tea is processed and crafted into the beautiful leaf that unfolds in your cup. It is part of our passion and it also makes a tea drinking experience feel authentic when you have the chance to learn why the tea you are drinking tastes that way it does. One of our most popular teas in the store is the Tangerine Blossom Red Tea, and while we are sampling this tea we explain that the tea is a fully fermented leaf. This...

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Behind the Tea: Bai Lin Kung Fu Red Tea

by on Sunday, March 9, 2014 6:00:00 AM

Tea production techniques have been evolving for thousands of years as true tea masters continue to develop new production methods and refine age old practices. One of the more recent discoveries and production methods is that of black tea, or red tea (hong cha) as it is called in China. This short article will briefly discuss how Red Tea was developed and in particular the evolution of early forms of red tea into higher grades such as Bai Lin Gong Fu (Kung Fu).One of the first teas that...

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Spotlight: Bai Lin Kung Fu

by on Friday, February 1, 2013 12:00:00 PM

The technique for making black Tea (Red Tea) originated in Wuyi Mountains of the Fujian Province. In the 14th century as part of his plan to consolidate power, emperor Zhu Yuanzhang ordered that all tea bricks be destroyed. As this was the primary source of income for Wuyi tea farmers, they had to come up with a different method for making tea. Over the next 150 years, through trial and error, they came up with black (red) tea, which was also some of the first tea to be exported to the western...

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