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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!

Unparalleled Craftsmanship: Unglazed Porcelain Tea Ware

by on Sunday, December 7, 2014 1:00:00 AM

We are very excited to now be carrying a very limited quantity of unglazed porcelain teaware at our retail store in Kansas City. In our opinion, unglazed porcelain is unmatched in both aesthetic beauty and ability to produce the best tasting tea. Production of unglazed tea ware begins with sourcing only the very purest and highest grade clay (Kaolin). We use only premium clays found in the mountain mines that feel moist and smooth to the touch similar to candle wax. Lower quality clays will...

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ShangTea (Store Admin) (Post Author) on December 11, 2014 12:36 AM said:
They range from $500 to $800 currently.
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About how much are these teapots? on December 9, 2014 9:37 AM said:
<p>About how much are these teapots?</p>
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Tea Spotlight: Brick Aged White Tea

by on Sunday, November 9, 2014 2:07:00 PM

Our Brick Aged White Tea is a staff favorite, but is a tea that we do not talk about as much as some of our other teas. Today we wanted to explore how this tea is made and why it is one of our favorite teas to enjoy.First let’s talk a little bit about how this tea is made. After allowing freshly produced white tea to mature for 6-12 months, the tea leaves are lightly steamed to make them pliable. The leaves are then pressed into a cake that can be a wide variety of sizes and shapes. Finally,...

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Brewing the Perfect Cup of Shang Tea

by on Sunday, August 10, 2014 6:00:00 AM

Want to know how we brew our tea in the store? Here is a step by step guide to what we do.The Importance of WaterThe first thing that we look at when brewing tea is the quality of the water. If you have been using straight tap water, we recommend that at the very least you start to filter you water in some way, whether that be a brita filter, a fridge filter, or an undersink filter. This will remove some of the chlorine/chloramines, dissolved solids from your pipes, and other components that...

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