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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
(57 reviews)
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
(1366 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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53 / 100
Picture of High Mountain Oolong Tea

A smooth, but ultimately mediocre oolong. Very dark, not terribly bitter, but also very uninteresting. Most Chinese restaurants have tea with more of an interesting flavor and aroma.

Dry leaf has a mild, mellow aroma. Upon brewing, the roasted aroma comes out more.

The brewed cup has an oily film on top of it....

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