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Finest quality example of high mountain grown black tea leaves with a rich fragrance. Classic pekoe flavor with subtle citrus nuances in the nose are also present in the cup. The liquor is thick with a lingering sweetness in the finish.
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Orange Pekoe

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Steeping Guidelines

Steep for 3-5 minutes,  208°F 

For loose leaf iced teas, use 2 tsp per 8oz glass.

Ingredients

Ceylon black tea

Caffeine Level

Robust
Robust

Certifications

Kosher Certified

Kosher Certified
Orange Pekoe
The island country of Sri Lanka was once known as Ceylon

Did You Know?

Orange Pekoe contains nothing orange, and does not taste at all like oranges. Rather, Orange Pekoe is both a type and a grade of tea thought to be named after the royal Dutch House of Orange.

More Info

The term “Orange Pekoe” can be confusing. It is often misused to designate an unflavored black tea. Orange Pekoe does not refer to a color or particular flavor, or even to a specific variety or quality or tea. Orange Pekoe is nothing more than a designation basis of grading tea leaf size. When used as a tea description, Orange Pekoe refers to the leaf size and indicates a whole, unbroken leaf.

In “fine” hand plucking, only the top two leaves and bud are picked. This top most “bud” is actually an unopened leaf. The first leaf, just under the bud is known as the pekoe leaf, and the second leaf from the bud is called the Orange Pekoe leaf. They are called “pekoe” from the Chinese word for white hair because the leaf is covered with silver down for two days after opening. (The 3rd, 4th and 5th leaves are called the Souchong leaves.)

As a result of the full manufacturing process, the final product is comprised of leaf particles of varying sizes. Teas designated OP are comprised of larger leaf particles. BOP (Broken Orange Pekoe) designates a grade that is finer than OP. Grades finer than BOP are called fanning, PF for Pekoe fanning, and the smallest particles are referred to as dust. Dust grades are used primarily in lower priced teabags. This grading system is especially used in the countries of India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Indonesia and Kenya

Tasting Notes:
  • Flavor: brisk, clean, biscuity, well balanced astringency and bitterness
  • Aroma: characteristic fresh and pungent with fragrant notes.
  • Color: golden amber
  • Strength: medium-bodied, full-flavored

More Links on Orange Teas

  1. Five Snacks that Pair Well with Orange Pekoe Tea
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I tasted other brands of orange pekoe blend, but I found this one particularly smooth and pleasant, giving relax and pleasure at the same time, ideal for time and chat with friends as well as nice moments of solitude.

05/15/09 | Carmen, Palermo, Italy