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drank Tea Star by Justea
521 tasting notes

I’ve had this for awhile, and I finally decided to drink it. I thought this was a blooming tea, but I was mistaken. This tea is 20 strands of flattened oolong tea that are tied together to make a “bag-free” tea bag. It’s pretty cool! It was a little difficult to open, for I didn’t want to break the fragile star. I placed this inside my glass teapot and gave it a hit of water. The star slowly opens up and puffs out; it’s very pretty. The smell of the tea and leaf carry an unpleasant roasted scent. I was impressed by how the tea looked, but I had misgivings on what it would taste like. However, I was completely wrong. This tea tastes fantastic. The brew is a nice clear dark bronze. The initial sip is a mixture of creamy malt and almond. This is a nice subtle wood flavor with a good body. I was only able to get one steeping, but I think I may pick some of these up. I feel these would make a good conversation piece, and I’d like to show them off to some people. To me, this is a very unique tea, and I really liked it.

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Flavors: Almond, Creamy, Malt, Smooth, Sweet, Wood

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 30 sec 12 OZ / 354 ML
Sil

neat!

Nicole

Sounds neat. Another reason I need to think about another JusTea order soon. Wonder if that local source I found carries the stars.

__Morgana__

Great pictures!

Dr Jim

That’s really cool. Do you think it would work well grandpa style in a big cup at work?

Haveteawilltravel

Yeah I think it would hold up awesome. These stars are pretty cool, and they taste great. I actually oversteeped mine, and it was fine.

Dr Jim

Sadly, they appear to be out of stock, or perhaps just stopped selling it.

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Sil

neat!

Nicole

Sounds neat. Another reason I need to think about another JusTea order soon. Wonder if that local source I found carries the stars.

__Morgana__

Great pictures!

Dr Jim

That’s really cool. Do you think it would work well grandpa style in a big cup at work?

Haveteawilltravel

Yeah I think it would hold up awesome. These stars are pretty cool, and they taste great. I actually oversteeped mine, and it was fine.

Dr Jim

Sadly, they appear to be out of stock, or perhaps just stopped selling it.

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Young and experienced Tea consumer. I’m continuously learning and developing knowledge about tea. If I have learned anything at all from the world of tea it is that I do not know anything about the world of tea. I enjoy good tea, and I try to acquire the best of the best. I usually brew gongfu but I’ve been known from time to time to resort back to western brewing.

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