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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!

Why Loose Leaf?

by on Friday, November 18, 2011 10:03:00 PM

We often get asked if we sell our tea in tea bags or why we only sell our tea loose. In this short blog post, I am going to highlight a few of the reasons that we only sell loose leaf tea in our store. Providing the Highest Quality: As with almost any produce, you would expect that the whole version found in nature would give you the best taste and flavor. Think of apples, carrots, almonds, etc. We seek to provide you with the highest quality leaves that are left completely intact for the best...

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Tea in the News: Tea Can Slow Down Weight Gain

by on Tuesday, November 1, 2011 12:00:00 PM

A recent study by Dr. Joshua Lambert from Penn State studied the effect of EGCG (a powerful catechin found in tea) on the weight of mice. Dr. Lambert determined that the mice who were given EGCG at the same amount of food, but lost weight compared to the group that was not given EGCG. In particular, Dr. Lambert believes that EGCG limits the bodies ability to absorb fat and also helps the body utilize the fat already stored in the body..Read the article by clicking here!...

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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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Growth in the US Tea Market

by on Friday, October 14, 2011 8:10:00 PM

The past decade has seen remarkable growth in the US market for loose leaf tea. Just 10 short years ago, it was hard to find anyone who knew anything about the tea other than the "fact" that is came in a Lipton bag and was a perfect remedy when you were sick. Today however, we are overwhelmed with choices from white tea to black tea, to numerous herbal teas, from hundreds of different growing regions all around the world. And more and more people are ditching the tea bags and switching to whole...

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