Skip to content

Orange Pekoe

$12.00
Size

Notify me when back in stock

A wonderfully aromatic tea that can be enjoyed either with or without milk. This tea is a large whole leaf offering a very floral bouquet to your typical black tea with a unique, slightly fruity finish.

Ingredients: Black Tea
Origin: Sri Lanka
Flavour Profile: Earthy, Slightly Sweet, Malty, Rich, Bold
Caffeine: Moderate

*Please keep in mind tea leaf and herbal characteristics can vary from batch to batch, due to sourcing availability and season of the crop.

Story

The term "Orange Pekoe" in tea doesn't actually refer to the flavour or presence of oranges. Rather, it's a grading term used to classify whole-leaf black tea. The story of Orange Pekoe tea is rooted in the history of tea grading and trade. During the colonial era, the British East India Company dominated the tea trade, particularly in regions like India and Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon). To standardise quality and pricing, the company established a grading system for tea leaves.

"Orange Pekoe" refers to the highest grade of black tea, consisting of young, tender leaves picked early in the flush. The term "orange" is believed to be a reference to the Dutch House of Orange-Nassau, rather than the fruit. "Pekoe" is thought to be derived from a Chinese term referring to a special type of tea leaf.

Tea leaves classified as Orange Pekoe are typically whole, unbroken leaves, with a delicate flavour and aroma. Contrary to popular belief, it doesn't denote a specific flavor profile but rather a high standard of leaf quality.

Brewing Guide/ Directions of use

Story

The term "Orange Pekoe" in tea doesn't actually refer to the flavour or presence of oranges. Rather, it's a grading term used to classify whole-leaf black tea. The story of Orange Pekoe tea is rooted in the history of tea grading and trade. During the colonial era, the British East India Company dominated the tea trade, particularly in regions like India and Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon). To standardise quality and pricing, the company established a grading system for tea leaves.

"Orange Pekoe" refers to the highest grade of black tea, consisting of young, tender leaves picked early in the flush. The term "orange" is believed to be a reference to the Dutch House of Orange-Nassau, rather than the fruit. "Pekoe" is thought to be derived from a Chinese term referring to a special type of tea leaf.

Tea leaves classified as Orange Pekoe are typically whole, unbroken leaves, with a delicate flavour and aroma. Contrary to popular belief, it doesn't denote a specific flavor profile but rather a high standard of leaf quality.

Potential Health Benefit

  • Heart Health
  • Gut Health
  • Energise and Focus
  • Rich Antioxidants
  • Digestive Health
  • Oral Health
  • Bone Health

Whilst there is some scientific research indicating that tea may offer various health benefits, please note that all the information provided on this website is for informational purposes only. It should not be regarded as a replacement for medical advice, and it is not intended to be utilized as the primary method for treating any medical conditions or health concerns.

SKU LLBR8082R
BLEND WITH CERTAIN ORGANIC PRODUCTS
100% VEGAN PRODUCTS
SUPPORTING SMALL FARMS
WTBC* CERTIFIED

*World Tea Brewing Championship

Tea and its Origin

Our passion for tea goes beyond the beverage itself and encompasses a deep appreciation for the places it comes from and the people who grow it. Our personalised customer service reflects our commitment to sharing the journey of tea with our customers, providing them with a unique and memorable experience that goes beyond just drinking tea.

More than just a cup of tea

We believe that tea is not just a beverage, but a journey that connects us to the land, the people, and the traditions behind each cup. Our single origin teas are a reflection of that journey, and we take great pride in bringing the best of the tea world to our customers.

Tea and its Origin

Our passion for tea goes beyond the beverage itself and encompasses a deep appreciation for the places it comes from and the people who grow it. Our personalised customer service reflects our commitment to sharing the journey of tea with our customers, providing them with a unique and memorable experience that goes beyond just drinking tea.

More than just a cup of tea

We believe that tea is not just a beverage, but a journey that connects us to the land, the people, and the traditions behind each cup. Our single origin teas are a reflection of that journey, and we take great pride in bringing the best of the tea world to our customers.