The first time I tried this tea was in a Dessert Cafe called Lapres Midi in Melbourne, and I had no idea back then that “Orange Pekoe” just referred to a grade of black tea. I thought it tasted like a very subtle golden blossom-y flavoured tea of some sort, which paired perfectly with the rich desserts that we tried. I was so shocked to find out that it was actually just a medium-bodied, full-leaf graded black tea!
I actually really love it, it’s like my daily staple now. I like that it’s not too strong so that it’s a nice, easy tea to have every day, and due to the lightness – it’s fine to have with or without milk. Because the leaves are big, you can steep them directly in the cup and they’ll just sink nicely to the bottom. It’s a beautiful light black tea!