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orange pekoe

n.
A grade of black tea consisting of the long thin leaves near the end of the shoot, sometimes including the bud.

[Perhaps from orange (from the copper color of the leaves before drying or the color of their infusion ) or from Orange (because the Dutch were the first Europeans to import tea from China in the 1600s ).]

orange pekoe

n
(Plants) a superior grade of black tea made from the small leaves at the tips of the plant stems and growing in India and Sri Lanka

or′ange pe′koe


n.
a black tea composed of the smallest top leaves and grown in India and Sri Lanka.
[1875–80]
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Noun1.orange pekoe - a superior grade of black tea; grown in India and Sri Lanka and Java
black tea - fermented tea leaves
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