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A grade of black tea consisting of the leaves around the buds.

[Amoy pe'h hô (literally, white down, probably in reference to the whitish hairs on the young leaves ) : pe'h, white (akin to Mandarin bái, from Middle Chinese pɦa⋮jk) + , fine hair, down (akin to Mandarin háo, long fine hair, from Middle Chinese xɦaw).]
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(Plants) a high-quality tea made from the downy tips of the young buds of the tea plant
[C18: from Chinese (Amoy) peh ho, from peh white + ho down]
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(ˈpi koʊ)

a black tea from Sri Lanka, India, and Java, made from leaves coarser than those used for orange pekoe.
[1705–15; < dial. Chinese (Xiamen) pek-ho, akin to Chinese báu white + hòu empress]
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Noun1.pekoe - a superior grade of black tea; grown in India and Sri Lanka and Java
black tea - fermented tea leaves
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The best are Lapsing Souchong, Assam Pekoe, rare Ankoe, Flowery Pekoe, Howqua's mixture, Scented Caper, Padral tea, black Congou, and green Twankey.
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She also stumbled, with a large balance of success against her failures, through various philanthropic recommendations to Try our Mixture, Try our Family Black, Try our Orange-flavoured Pekoe, challenging competition at the head of Flowery Teas; and various cautions to the public against spurious establishments and adulterated articles.
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We find such titles as "Wonder Woman Ponders the Kiss," "Wonder Woman Relaxes," "Wonderful Woman Does Dream Dirty," and the truly delightful "Wonder Woman Shops at the A&P." Here, the daily chore of shopping becomes a hunt for anything that will "satisfy her radiant-orange/ appetite" and, as she walks around the store with her boots clicking on the tiles, she fills her cart with all that will fill her up: "orange pekoe, tangerines,/ a sack of yams, apricots rolling/ about, chunks of cheddar/ and colby, peaches, peppers/ the color of koi" (55).
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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.