Ceylon Orange Pekoe Loose Tea
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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. Significantly lighter and less astringent than other Sri Lankan teas you may have tried, our signature Ceylon loose leaf tea is best enjoyed black. However, if brewed strong it can certainly hold its own against a splash of milk. Easy-going and versatile, it's a tea for all tastes.
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 words 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 1tsp/ 2g per cup): 100g = 50 cups
Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Storage: Store in a cool, dry place away from strong light and odours. Once opened, store in an airtight container.
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Clean, brisk and bright
Creamy and sweet foods – carrot cake or crème brûlée
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.
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Teaspoons (2 grams)
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.
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.