Origin: Sri Lanka, Grown at Lumbini Tea Estate, a prized tea garden part of the Ethical Tea Partnership.
CEYLON ORANGE PEKOE:
Orange Pekoe is one of the most loved terms in the tea trade. Contrary to popular belief, it has nothing to do with the color or flavor orange.
Orange Pekoe is the basis of grading tea leaves according to their size and position on the tea branch. This grading system is used especially in the countries of India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Indonesia and Kenya.
Every tea is different and can be brewed in different ways. The chart below is not a hard-and-fast guide for brewing this tea, but rather a place to get started. Steeping time may vary based on your personal taste or on how many infusions have already been done. Experiment with the brewing of your tea to discover its unique character.
Water Temp: 200°F(93°C)
Steep Time: 3-5 minutes
Number of Infusions: 1-3
Quantity of Leaf: 1 tsp/8oz water