Ceylon Orange Pekoe

Origin:  Sri Lanka

Description:  Pekoe was a corruption of the Chinese words for white (pek) down (hao), in reference to the leaf bud covered with white down, a sign of the leaf's infancy and therefore, superior delicacy of the tea. The first teas of this quality brought to Holland must have been presented to the House of Orange, the royal family, and soon after tea of the Bai Hao type was promoted to the Dutch public as Orange Pekoe to suggest a the royal family's involvement with this luxury. Medium-bodied tea exhibiting a smooth, crisp flavor. Wonderful any time of day. Pekoe ... rhymes with gecko. 212 1 level teaspoon tea per 8 ounces water; steep for 3-5 minutes. Organic.

Price per 1 oz. ~ $3.25