In black tea the leaf of the Camilla Sinensis (the tea plant) is completely oxidized, resulting in the black color. We offer black tea of different origins and in different qualities. There is something for everyone. We are regularly asked for Orange Pekoe, which is typically an indication for a certain quality of Indian tea. You recognize the Orange Pekoe by the abbreviation OP in the name of the tea.

The real tea aficionados talk about Orange Pekoe, Tippy, Flowery and more. Look at the bottom of the page to see what this "secret" language means.



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What do all these abbreviation mean:

The grades for whole leaf orthodox black tea (in ascending order) are:

  • OP - Orange Pekoe - Main grade in tea production. Can consist of long wiry leaf without tips.
  • OP sup - Orange Pekoe Superior - Primarily from Indonesia. Similar to OP.
  • FOP - Flowery Orange Pekoe - High-quality tea with a long leaf and few tips. Considered the second grade in Assam, Dooars, and Bangladesh teas, but the first grade in China
  • FOP1 - Flowery Orange Pekoe First Grade Leaves - As above but with only the highest quality leaves in the F.O.P classification
  • GFOP1 - Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe First Grade Leaves - Higher proportion of tip than FOP Top grade in Milima and Marinyn regions; Uncommon in Assam and Darjeeling.
  • TGFOP - Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe - Tea with the highest proportion of tips.  Main grade in Darjeeling and Assam.
  • TGFOP1 - Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe - As above, but with only the highest quality leave in the T.G.F.O.P classification
  • FTGFOP - Finest Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe - Highest quality grade. Often hand processed and produced at only the best plantations. Roughly one quarter tips.

Broken leaf grades

 
  • BT - Broken Tea - Usually a black, open, fleshy leaf that is very bulky. Classification used in Sumatra, Sri Lanka, and some parts of Southern India.
  • BP - Broken Pekoe - Most common broken pekoe grade. From Indonesia, Ceylon, and Southern India.
  • BPS - Broken Pekoe Souchong - Term for broken pekoe in Assam and Darjeeling.
  • FP - Flowery Pekoe - High-quality pekoe. Usually coarser with a fleshier, broken leaf. Produced in Ceylon and Southern India, as well as in some parts of Kenya.
  • BOP - Broken Orange Pekoe - Main broken grade. Prevalent in Ceylon, Southern India, Java, and China.
  • FBOP - Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe - Coarser and broken with some tips. From Assam, Ceylon, Indonesia, China, and Bangladesh. In South America coarser, black broken.
  • FBOPF - Finest Broken Orange Pekoe Flowery - The finest broken orange pekoe. Higher proportion of tips. Mainly from Ceylon's "low districts".
  • GBOP - Golden Broken Orange Pekoe - Second grade tea with uneven leaves and few tips.
  • GFBOP1 - Golden Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe 1 - As above, but with only the highest quality leaves in the GFBOP classification.
  • TGFBOP1 - Tippy Golden Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe 1 - High-quality leaves with a high proportion of tips. Finest broken First Grade Leaves in Darjeeling and some parts of Assam.


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