orange pekoe


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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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He warmed the teapot--almost too deftly--rejected the Orange Pekoe that the parlour-maid had provided, poured in five spoonfuls of a superior blend, filled up with really boiling water, and now called to the ladies to be quick or they would lose the aroma.
Sought-after grades include whole-leaf Orange Pekoe (OP) and Broken Orange Pekoe (BOP).
David's all simple We're having afternoon tea (Ceylon Orange Pekoe leaves in an infuser because "teabags are banned in this house") at his West London home to discuss his cookbook, David Herbert's Best Home Cooking, which is a collection of recipes from his column in The Weekend Australian Magazine.
Red Rose Original and Naturally Decaffeinated include orange pekoe and pekoe cut black tea, while English Breakfast is made from premium tea leaves from Ceylon and the Africa Rift Valley to ensure the robust flavor of the authentic British blend.
At Glen Loch Tea Factory in Katukithula hamlet a variety of orange pekoe teas, green teas and flavored teas are available for sale.
The selection ranges from the finest grade, Orange Pekoe black teas from the Yunnan Province of China to fluffy, delicate white teas such as organic Pai Mu Dan.
brand had three winners: Neon Sour gummy worms in the candy category, Cheddar Penguins cheese crackers in children's food, and Orange Pekoe & Pekoe Cut Black Tea in hot drinks.
It was a cocktail of Irish Breakfast, Russian Caravan and Orange Pekoe.
8 -- Herbalife, a global nutrition company, announced in India the launch of Herbal Tea Concentrate, a uniquely formulated low calorie energy drink mix with ingredients including orange pekoe extract, green tea extract, black tea extract, hibiscus flower powder and Malva sylvestris extract.
Some terms are used but not defined, however, including pekoe, orange pekoe, and souchong.
As you may remember, I like to indulge, particularly at stressful moments, in a cup of that beverage, made from the finest Broken Orange Pekoe from Ceylon, the leaves having been plucked from the best growths in the plantation by one of my special emissaries, then rolled on their thighs on the flight back and shredded with their finely manicured fingernails before being immersed in boiling water and left to infuse their natural goodness.
Remember the first time you had orange pekoe tea and your disappointment that it didn't taste much like an orange?