Ceylon Orange Pekoe

A light-bodied tea with balanced sweetness and astringency. Aromas of turbinado and warm brown sugar.


Tea Style



Bulk by the Ounce, Classic Size Tin (3.5 oz)


About This Product

Orange Pekoe is a popular term in the tea trade. Contrary to what many people think, the term has nothing to do with the color or flavor orange, rather it refers to a grading system in which tea leaves are separated by leaf size. Orange pekoe consists of whole leaves and buds of the younger variety. Other categories include Flowery Orange Pekoe (FOP; extra large leaves), Broken Orange Pekoe (BOP; broken leaves), and many other variations. This grading system is used especially in the countries of India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Kenya. Ceylon Orange Pekoe originates in Sri Lanka.

Our Ceylon Orange Pekoe is a fairly light-bodied, naturally sweet black tea. It is grown at Lumbini Tea Estate, a prized tea garden part of the Ethical Tea Partnership.

Ingredients: Black Tea Leaves.

Brewing Instructions

Every tea is different and can be brewed in different ways. The chart below is not a hard-and-fast guide for brewing this tea, but rather a place to get started. Steeping time may vary based on your personal taste or on how many infusions have already been done. Experiment with the brewing of your tea to discover its unique character.

Water Temp °F (°C)Steep Time (minutes)Number of InfusionsQuantity of Leaf (tsp / 8oz water)
200°F (93°C)3-51-31

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