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Starway (Tea King of China)



Last Updated: Feb. 28, 2018

About Starway (Tea King of China)

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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Difflugia
(84 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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75 / 100
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Bilouchun Green Tea

Style: Bi Luo Chun – Region: Jiangsu, China
Mar. 14th, 2017

This is presumably the same tea that the previous reviewers tasted, but it's packaged in individual 6g pouches (24 packets totalling 150g). At $10, I paid a little more than the previous reviewers did, as well.

That said, this is now one of my favorite green teas. I find it best with a long steep in cooler water (4-...

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Alex Zorach
(1386 reviews)
60 / 100
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Green Tea

Style: Green Tea – Region: Zhejiang, China
Feb. 20th, 2014

Another cheap green tea from this company, less impressive than the others but still pleasant and drinkable. Dry leaf smells mildly like a low-quality chun mee or mid-quality gunpowder tea. The leaf looks a bit intermediate between the two; it's dusty gray-green, and has a mixture of more narrow and wider twisted pie...

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