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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!

Gong Fu Style Brewing

by on Friday, October 11, 2013 3:00:00 AM

As many of you have likely noticed, in our store we brew our tea in a very traditional Chinese style of brewing called "Gong Fu Cha", which can be literally translated to "highly skilled tea". In today's article I am going to walk through how to brew in this method and why you would want to brew this way.Brewing using the “Gong Fu Cha” technique requires a small teapot of some kind, most often a Gaiwan (guy wan) or Yixing (ee shing) teapot. Gaiwan literally translated means “lidded cup” or...

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Dehua County Porcelain

by on Saturday, September 14, 2013 7:31:00 PM

As many of you are probably aware, we are continuing to grow our selection of fine porcelain tea ware in our store. Our first two pieces of hand crafted porcelain were our Kung Fu Cups and our porcelain Gaiwan. In addition, we are continuing to develop new products for the future including porcelain tea pots and storage jars. Today we wanted to give a brief profile of Dehua County in Fujian, where our fine porcelain tea ware is crafted. Dehua County is known as one of the national treasures of...

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