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Tea King of China (Starway)



Last Updated: Feb. 21, 2021

About Tea King of China (Starway)

Starway Inc is an importer of food products from China, associated with the brand Tea King of China. Starway sells tea, which is in some respects presented as brandless, or only associated with the graphical logo on the left. We list it under Starway because it can be identified with this distributor and Starway is often the only identifiable brand text in English on the packaging. The logo pictured on the left, however, is displayed on all Starway's teas.

Starway sells both loose-leaf tea in larger (6 ounce) tins, and also a line of tea bags. The teas are widely available in Chinese and Vietnamese import stores, and also from some online retailers.

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Heather J.
(55 reviews)
84 / 100
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Qimen Black Tea

Style: Keemun – Region: Qimen, Anhui, China
Feb. 21st, 2021

Wonderful example of a Keemun tea! Keemun isn't my favorite type of tea which is why I rated it a bit lower but out of all the ones I've tried this one is my favorite. The aroma is nice and complex and the taste is smooth. The value is amazing too, its really cheap!

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100 / 100
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Really great tea! The aroma is fruity and floral and the taste is floral as well without tasting soapy at all. It is also very smooth and thick bodied with little astringency. Overall a very wonderful tea and I would buy it again.

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Difflugia
(151 reviews)
63 / 100
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Da Hong Pao Tea

Style: Da Hong Pao – Region: Fujian, China
Jul. 16th, 2018

The tea that I got is packaged in individual packets, each containing six grams (about three US tea bags worth) of relatively large, but broken pieces of tea leaf. It doesn't smell as strongly as most roasted oolongs, but it also doesn't smell overly roasted as inexpensive oolongs often do. Adding water brings out a bi...

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65 / 100
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The can calls this "green tea", but it's clearly a jade oolong. It's much better quality than Starway's other oolong teas. It's mediocre compared to other Taiwanese high mountain oolongs, but they're usually much more expensive than this.

The dry tea smells fresh, mellow and pleasant. There's no hint of a roast. The...

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95 / 100
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Qimen Black Tea

Style: Keemun – Region: Qimen, Anhui, China
Apr. 5th, 2017

Like other Starway teas, this tea is very inexpensive ($6.99 for 6 ounces) and is packaged in a red tin of the same style as other Starway teas. The leaves are broken, but in reasonably large pieces.

The dried leaves are quite pungent and smell strongly of raisins. As the tea steeps, the aroma is of earth, oak leave...

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