Orange Pekoe

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  • “you know…for an orange pekoe, this isn’t half bad. courtney sent this one my way as part of my ronnefeldt exploration. So far none of these have blown me out of the water, but they’ve also been...” Read full tasting note
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  • “This is from another sample Courtney sent me, thank you! Weather is dreadful, dreadful, seems to have turned to the worst ever since the equinox and it being officially spring. I wanted a tea-ey...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Thank you Sil for this sample! (233) Unfortunately, I really don’t know what to say about it. It tastes like Orange Pekoe? I haven’t had enough of this type of black to really be able to...” Read full tasting note

From Ronnefeldt Tea

Black Tea – Ceylon – OP Spring

A well balanced leaf tea blend from the estates of the Dimbula district in the South-West of Ceylon, full bodied and aromatic.

Brewing time: 3-4 minutes

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you know…for an orange pekoe, this isn’t half bad. courtney sent this one my way as part of my ronnefeldt exploration. So far none of these have blown me out of the water, but they’ve also been relatively half decent. IE. nothing that i need to buy yet, but on the other hand, nothing that i’ve been unhappy with yet either :) i think my other cup of this will be with milk and sugar, just ’cause :)

Courtney

That’s how I’ve found them too.

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This is from another sample Courtney sent me, thank you!

Weather is dreadful, dreadful, seems to have turned to the worst ever since the equinox and it being officially spring. I wanted a tea-ey tea. Something with presence. Body. No elusive, light, stuff. And this was an excellent selection for that mood.

It´s unmistakably a Ceylon tea, it has what I call the copper-y-ness of it. It´s slightly more astringent than I expected, though this seems to be an altitude grown tea, which might explain it. It´s not going to be a favorite orange pekoe ( the azores one is to me, just superior in everything) but it makes a nice cup of tea and is a good example of why this type of tea was so popular for so long.

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Thank you Sil for this sample! (233)

Unfortunately, I really don’t know what to say about it. It tastes like Orange Pekoe? I haven’t had enough of this type of black to really be able to appreciate it, and it’s been so long since I’ve had the bagged grocery store version that I couldn’t tell you how much better this one is in comparison, if at all.

It was a nice cup though. Thx

sherapop

“Orange pekoe” refers to the size of the cut leaves. You’ve probably seen SFTGOP, right? It means “Special Finest Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe”. The OP refers to orange pekoe, the size of the cut leaves. BOP means broken orange pekoe, so the leaves are smaller. CTC means crush tear curl, etc.. So the name of the brew you just prepared does not refer to any particular type or flavor of tea. Perhaps it is Ceylon? There is no question that “Orange Pekoe” has been successfully marketed into the minds of consumers as a type of tea!

Cavocorax

Thanks for going into all of that! Tea can be so fascinating, yet confusing. :D

I guess I meant more that it tasted like Ceylon, and that I haven’t had much experience with Ceylon teas as straight blacks. I’ve been drinking more Yunnan’s and Assams.

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