Demystifying Orange Pekoe Tea: What Does 'Orange Pekoe' Really Mean?

Tea enthusiasts worldwide would agree that there is no better feeling than sipping on a steaming cup of tea that is aromatic, refreshing, and packed with flavour. However, amidst all the hustle-bustle of life, it is easy to overlook the nitty-gritty details of tea and instead stick to familiar flavours. That is why we are here today to demystify a tea variant that is often tarred with stereotypes - Orange Pekoe tea. In this blog, we will dive into the history of Orange Pekoe tea, what makes it unique, and provide a detailed overview of Genuine Tea's Orange Pekoe Tea Collection.

 

Genuine Tea's Orange Pekoe Tea Collection—a haven for the discerning orange pekoe tea lover who values the quality and taste that only orange pekoe teas can deliver.

 

Understanding the Grade

To begin with, Orange Pekoe tea is not a flavour but a grade of tea leaf. The term "pekoe" refers to the grades of tea from the Camellia Sinensis plant. The term "orange" is said to come from the Dutch House of Orange, who facilitated the first import of tea into Europe, where it was referred to as "orange" tea. So, what makes Orange Pekoe tea distinct from other tea grades?

 

The Significance of Size and Plucking Standard

Orange Pekoe tea is graded based on the size and plucking standard of the tea leaves. The size and plucking standard determine the flavour, strength, and aroma of the tea. Orange Pekoe tea contains the top two leaves and the bud of the tea plant, which are carefully plucked and sorted before processing. The unbroken leaves and the bud signify the high quality of the tea and are indicative of a premium tea drinking experience.

 

Genuine Tea's Orange Pekoe Tea Collection

Genuine Tea's Orange Pekoe Tea Collection comprises an array of flavours to suit different palates. Are you a fan of bold and classy flavours? Then brave the Cream of Earl Grey Orange Pekoe tea, which is a unique blend of the malty flavours of Assam tea with fragrant bergamot oil. If you are a fan of floral and herbal flavours, Organic Lavender Earl Grey Orange Pekoe tea, with its aromatic lavender and delicate bergamot flavours, will suit your taste buds. Lastly, Organic Peach Apricot Orange Pekoe tea's fruity palate of peaches and apricots will elevate your taste buds to new heights.

 

Tea drinking is a pleasant ritual that is steeped in tradition. With every cup that we sip, we can learn something new about tea, its history, and its variants. Genuine Tea's Orange Pekoe Tea Collection is a haven for tea lovers who value the taste and quality of premium tea. So, why not indulge in a cup of Orange Pekoe tea today and experience the rich flavour notes for yourself? If you are a millennial or a tea lover looking to incorporate a healthy lifestyle, Orange Pekoe tea is a step in the right direction. So, make yourself a steaming cup of Orange Pekoe tea, savour every sip, and let the flavours transport you to a world of bliss. Happy sipping!

 

Orange Pekoe Tea Collection

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