What’s All This “Orange Pekoe” Stuff Mean?

It’s hard to imagine that once upon a time I found the term “orange pekoe” to be such a mystery. It’s really quite simple. “Pekoe” is a common grading of Indian and Ceylonian teas that has several finer gradings (each indicated by an additional letter added to the left of the others). Here is one …

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Review — Sylvakandy Estate Orange Pekoe

Many people have unknowingly come across Orange Pekoe tea, as the term Orange Pekoe refers more to leaf-size than it does to a specific tea. The words are often spotted on tea bag tags in restaurants, where they are often used as a more generic term for tea. In this way, the name Orange Pekoe …

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Making Your Own Iced Tea

Warmer weather is coming to the Northern Hemisphere as Spring cranks into full gear. That means one thing: Iced Tea! You can settle for the bottled stuff and take your chances on what’s in it. Better yet, make your own — a tradition since the St. Louis Exposition in 1904 when tea merchant Richard Blechynden …

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