Royal Tea


An orange pekoe. A common misconception is that Orange Pekoe is a type of tea with an orange flavor, or that is somehow associated with the orange fruit. In fact, Orange Pekoe has nothing at all to do with the tea's flavor.
Orange Pekoe is a classification of black tea based upon the origin of the leaf. To be classified as pekoe, the tea must be made purely of the new flushes – a flush being the leaf bud plucked with two youngest leaves. (Any other leaves produce teas of lower quality.)
The finest teas transported by the Dutch East India Company throughout the 1600’s were reserved for the Dutch Royal Family, the House of Orange, and so this finest Pekoe tea was promoted to the Dutch public as Orange Pekoe to suggest a royal warrant. Hence an Orange Pekoe is a top quality Pekoe tea.
Ingredients: black tea

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