Tea Star

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Oolong Tea
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Almond, Creamy, Malt, Smooth, Sweet, Wood
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195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 12 oz / 354 ml

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This is what it’s all about. The Tea Star is the world’s first bag-less tea bag to come from Kenya. Hand-tied by the JusTeam in Kenya, the leaves are free to expand without detaching from the string. All the convenience of a loose-leaf tea, but none of the clean-up! You have to steep it to believe it!

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466 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.



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

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



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


Great pictures!

Dr Jim

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


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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Love this tea! It so SUPER COOL! Check out the photos! It’s a handtied oolong, labelled as the world’s first bagless tea bag. It looks like a blooming tea on a string, a tea ornament. With that said, you got a tea bundled together for lots of space to expand and look gorgeous as it steeps, with little waste.

The flavor is really yummy. I went into a panic and bought 15 of them at the World Tea Expo – and from the constant crowd at Justea’s booth during the expo, they were quite popular. The tea star has a really thick creamy texture. Lightly woodsy and toffee sweet. Kind of reminds me of a light gold tipped yunnan black. I got multiple western style steeps out of this tea.

Full review with lots of pictures on my blog, The Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/tea-star-oolong-justea-oolong-owl-tea-review/ So many pictures, this tea is really attractive.

190 °F / 87 °C 1 min, 30 sec

SO cool! I want some!!!


When I saw this in your World Tea Expo post, I couldn’t wait for you to review it! So happy it is good and not just pretty, And boy is it pretty!


What a unique tea! Lovely review :]


looks like an underwater pine cone! :)


Oh cool! You got to go to the World Tea Expo AND Justea was there! Nice!

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I picked this up on the weekend to share with my parents. It’s super cute! As it brews the star POOFS up and becomes huge.

Sadly, the flavour was not for any of us. I would say “strong marine notes” but it tasted like kelp. So seaweedy.

Still, I’m glad I had a chance to try it. Such a neat idea, and I’m sure that people who like darker oolongs would like this a lot more.

200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec

“strong marine notes” hehe.


IDK, it just feels more professional somehow. :)

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