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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!

Mythology on the Origin of Tea

by on Tuesday, January 1, 2013 12:00:00 PM

There are plenty of great myths about the origin of tea and about the many different aspects of tea culture. One of the most famous is the myth about how the tea plant was first discovered by man. Shen Nung, the Second Divine Emperor of China, was a man with great agricultural and herbal knowledge. One day while he was napping in the forest, a few leaves from a nearby plant blew into his pot of boiling water. When he woke, he drank the mixture and found it to be invigorating and tasty, so...

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