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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!

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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Red Tea, Black Tea, and Rooibos, whats the difference?

by on Sunday, February 5, 2012 1:19:00 AM

One of the biggest questions we get at the shop is "What is red tea?", when customers see the three red teas that we offer. Or they mistakenly believe that we are selling a South African herb called Rooibos. In this article, I am going to help clear up the difference between red tea, black tea, and rooibos.So first of all, what is the red tea that you find at our store or at our online shop? This red tea is made of our fermented (oxidized) white tea leaves. The leaves of our red teas (Golden...

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