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Ceylon Orange Pekoe 50 Teabags

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Item No. 339556
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A classic Sri Lankan black tea with a clean, crisp kick in our traditional teabags. Beautiful for bright mornings.

  • Full Description

    Ceylon tea from Sri Lanka is celebrated for its clean, brisk taste, and this is a particularly fine Ceylon blended from a selection of estates.Orange Pekoe' refers to the grade, an unbroken whole leaf tea with long wiry leaves.

    Often misread as referring to the taste of the tea, the term Orange Pekoe' has a rather intriguing history. The word Pekoe' is a corruption of the Chinese for white tip', referring to the young, fresh tea leaves, while the inclusion of Orange' refers to Holland's royal House of Orange. When this tea was first brought to Holland in the 19th century, market-savvy merchants added it on to suggest a royal warrant.

    • Origin:  Sri Lanka

    • Tea type:  Black

    • Number of servings (using 1 teabag per cup): 50 teabags = 50 cups

    • Ideal for using with:  Florence Cup & SaucerEarl Grey Fluted Mug and Florence Tankard

  • Ingredients

    Black Tea

    Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

  • Product Specifications
    Code: 339556

    Contains 50 teabags

    Weight: 100g e 3.5oz

    Storage: Store in a cool dry place

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  • Reviews

TEA TYPE

Black Tea

TASTE PROFILE

Clean, brisk and bright

FOOD PAIRING

Creamy and sweet foods – carrot cake or crème brûlée

Numerology

NO.

67

We’ve chosen the number 67 for our signature Ceylon Orange Pekoe: the first tea garden in Sri Lanka was founded by the Scottish pioneer James Taylor in 1867.

Brew the Perfect cup

Teabags

1

1 cup

200ml water

100 degrees

time

3-5 mins

Origin: Sri Lanka

Coffee plantations were originally Sri Lanka's main economic resource, and it wasn't until the 1870s that a sudden blight devastated the coffee plantations and allowed tea to take centre stage. Today, "Ceylon" tea – known by the country's former colonial name – is famed for its clean, brisk taste.

Black Tea

Fully oxidised for a rich, robust flavour, black tea is the most popular type of tea in the western world – and for good reason. Its full body and depth of flavour make many black teas ideal for drinking with a splash of milk, while more delicate varieties like Darjeeling express a huge range of complex characteristics. Discover more about black tea here.