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Ceylon Orange Pekoe Loose Tea

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Item No. MSTR314526
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A classic Sri Lankan loose leaf black tea with a clean, crisp kick. Beautiful for bright mornings.

Vegan SuitableVegetarian

 
  • Full Description

    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

    • Ideal for using with:  Glass Pao Infuser MugChelsea Glass Teapot with Infuser and Infusers & Strainers

  • Ingredients

    Black Tea.

    Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

  • Product Specifications
    Code: MSTR314526

    Weight: 100g

    Storage: Store in a cool, dry place away from strong light and odours. Once opened, store in an airtight container.

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TEA TYPE

Black Tea

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TASTE PROFILE

Clean, brisk and bright

FOOD PAIRING

Creamy and sweet foods – carrot cake or crème brûlée

CAFFEINE

Medium (37mg per cup)

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NO.67

NUMEROLOGY

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.

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.

Store in a sealed jar or tin, such as our Fill-Me-Up Tea Caddies.

How to Make

1 tsp loose tea

200ml water

  1. Pop 1 tsp of loose tea per cup into a Pao mug or teapot with an infuser
  2. Pour in 200ml water per cup boiled to 100 degrees
  3. Wait for 3-5 minutes
  4. Remove infuser and enjoy
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2 tsp loose tea

100ml freshly boiled water

Ice

Fruit or mint to garnish (optional)

  1. Add the loose tea to a refillable teabag or an infuser and place in a cup or heat-resistant glass
  2. Pour over freshly boiled water. Remove the teabag/infuser
  3. Top up with plenty of ice
  4. Garnish with fruit and sprigs of mint if desired
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