Orange Pekoe

Tea type
Black Fruit Blend
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Flavors
Earth, Wood
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Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 15 sec 7 oz / 200 ml

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From Gorreana

An exquisite premium grade black tea grown in the mineral rich Gorreana mountains surrounded by the majestic blue Atlantic ocean and exotic flowers that scent the delicate tea leaves to bring out its unique bold flavor.

This black tea is the first leaf of the tea plant and is all natural and grown hundreds of miles away from industrial pollution.

Harvested fresh annually for five generations, this is a must have for any tea drinker who demands only the best. The finest 1st leaf black tea 100% fresh, 125 years in the making.

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Thank you cteresa for sending this one my way. Let me begin by saying, I don’t like most orange pekoe. It never really tastes all that great and i would usually prefer to be drinking water. This tea? REALLY nice! it’s the sort of tea i wish i could buy a giant bag of and give to my parents as i think this would really suit their everyday tea needs. This is a good medium type tea – no bitterness, incredibly smooth, with a hint of sweetness throughout the sip. Thanks so much for sharing Cteresa I quite like this one!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec
cteresa

Glad you enjoyed it. This is a very old company and plantations, the types of tea are named old fashioned “orange pekoe” and Hudson for example, very vintage packaging but I think it does not need to be at all modern , as long as it is this nice.

Sil

I’m really curious about some of their other teas. Tried to access their website today but it looks like the domain has expired :(

Sil

hmmm don’t think i’ve ever bought anything off ebay in my life but there’s a first time for everything! thanks for that..i’ll have to look at the selection later :) appreciate it

cteresa

If you are in an area where there are Portuguese groceries ( bacalhau and pasteis de nata are necessities) particularly Portuguese people from the Azores, they might have this.

Or we can swap again!

yyz

A large part of the TO expat population is from there, so that is definitely possible.

yyz

Regarding the tea in TO, one of my friends is going to do some digging. Some Gorreana is available, she just said she didn’t know about that one specifically. I have a feeling it might be easier to find the Pekoe ( blue bag ) one. But, she has deep routes in the Azores expat community.

Sil

thanks! that’s awesome yyz

cteresa

See, portuguese can be predictable. And if it does not work, i can get you a package in Lisbon and mail it, we can swap for something later.

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6770 tasting notes

Also having one last cup of this before passing the rest along in a swap…

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330 tasting notes

Familiarity breeds contempt or something – I seriously have not been giving this its dues, though I suspect being familiar with this as being the kind of “normal” tea makes me rate a lot of garden-variety black teas as being unsatisfactory.

This on the other hand is just right black tea. Smooth full bodied but not too much, organic, average priced, just right

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C
Tuscanteal

I find I always down play the simple teas until I have a cup and think to myself “MMMM, why havne’t I been drinking more of this??”

JustJames

oof, you can tell i’ve just come out of holidays. i read your first line as: ‘family breeds contempt’. lololololol.

cteresa

My spelling particularly in English is not awesome. That was not totally unlikely a spelling, James!

Tuscanteal, yeah I got a few like those, so nice to came back to them….

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4421 tasting notes

A wonderful Orange Pekoe. Nice, medium-bodied, bright flavor. Sweet, honey-esque tones. Definitely not your grocery store variety Orange Pekoe!

This one is a goodie!

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346 tasting notes

I had this sent to me by Gorreana after they caught wind of me whining about it on the SororiTEA Sisters page. What I didn’t expect was to receive so much of the stuff. In short, I adore this pekoe. It has a character quite like a Darjeeling OP but without the spicy overtones. That could be a good or bad thing, depending on your preference. I found it to be very balanced, sweet, and barely bitter.

Full Review: http://lazyliteratus.teatra.de/2012/05/23/orange-you-glad-i-broke-my-pekoe-in-portugal/

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 30 sec
LiberTEAS

Feel free to whine on our page any time, if it earns you more tea!

Geoffrey Norman

I shall and I do. :-)

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59 tasting notes

What a fantastic tea, from Portugal no less! I was very excited to try this European tea – I didn’t even know it existed until recently – and I was not disappointed. It is robust, rich, and flavorful. It is highly reminiscent of The Simple Leaf’s excellent Mountain Malt tea, but doesn’t become bitter when steeped for more than 3 minutes. I don’t feel that the flavor is lacking in any way.

It is great on ice as well, using the method I described in my previous post about Taylor’s of Harrogate’s Ntingwe Kwazulu.

Shipping took quite a long time, but they included an extra tea for me, so it’s all good! I will definitely order more in the future.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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89
6 tasting notes

very nice..good flavour..aromatic..will buy again

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94
4 tasting notes

A rare aromatic tea! Visit www.gorreanatea.com and check out Gorreana’s single estate loose leaf orange pekoe tea!

Preparation
4 min, 30 sec

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95
7 tasting notes

Maybe it is the heart talking, but this Tea is so soothing to me that I always recommend it to my tea lover friends from abroad. Not too strong and with the advantage of being from the Azores – it’s bio!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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596 tasting notes

Tea from Portugal? Wow! I need to drink more of this before giving it a rating.

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