Friday, October 1, 2010

What do you know about tea?

Next on the list is Orange Pekoe and Pekoe. This is a blend of the very finest, fully fermented teas.  This blend is designed to give you a full-bodied, hearty brew, equally good at breakfast,luncheon or dinner. The name orange pekoe and pekoe are descriptive terms, referring to the leaf style rather than the flavor. Orange Pekoe leaf is long thin and tightly twisted.  The "Pekoe" leaf is small usually round and tightly rolled.  The term "Pekoe" pronounced Peck-o originated from the Chinese "pai-hao" meaning white hair, probably because of the light colored down like hair appearing on the early young leaves of the tea plant  The "Orange" probably originated from the orange colored tips of the leaves used in the manufacturing of this particular syle of tea.

No comments: