Ceylon Orange Pekoe

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Bread, Grass, Hay, Metallic, Musty, Pine, Smooth, Tea, Vegetal, Wood, Dried Fruit, Raisins, Toasted
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Loose Leaf, Tea Bag
Caffeine
High
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Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 45 sec 14 oz / 404 ml

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  • “Morning brew. Eying the new teas at Verdant, but I know that I’m going to splurge on teas while in London, so I’m not sure if it’s worth buying now or waiting a month or two…” Read full tasting note
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  • “Advent Sipdown #11 – I could have sworn this was going to be number 12 but I just counted the empties. I only had enough left for a single cup and Ashman is at work for the winter storm, so I am...” Read full tasting note
  • “Fortnum & Mason Advent Calendar 2021 – Day 8 Surprise, surprise, another straight black tea. And I love black tea, but I feel like Fortnum is shooting itself in the foot a bit here by not...” Read full tasting note
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  • “It’s Friday! Got a four day weekend coming up and I’m counting it down. I steeped this one cautiously after drinking the Assam. I had a feeling this one would be very strong, too. Judging by how...” Read full tasting note
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From Fortnum & Mason

Orange Pekoe denotes a large-leaved tea, and the dark, even leaves of this tea are indicative of Ceylon. Just a touch of delicate high-grown tea is added to the more robust low-grown leaves to create a medium-strength brew – ideal for an afternoon pick-me-up.

Tasting Notes
Our Ceylon Orange Pekoe is a large-leaved tea, made from a combination of delicate high-grown tea and more robust low-grown leaves. Delicious when paired with fresh summer fruits like strawberries, or enjoyed as part of a continental breakfast.

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Morning brew. Eying the new teas at Verdant, but I know that I’m going to splurge on teas while in London, so I’m not sure if it’s worth buying now or waiting a month or two…

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 15 sec

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Advent Sipdown #11 – I could have sworn this was going to be number 12 but I just counted the empties.

I only had enough left for a single cup and Ashman is at work for the winter storm, so I am eating nonstop, drinking tea, reading, and throwing wood on the fire.

I wanted a simple black tea to have along with a Harney and Sons Blueberry Green White Chocolate candy bar, and it needed to be able to cut the sweetness. This classic Ceylon did the trick mighty well.

Cameron B.

I’m almost done with this one too!

ashmanra

I have a few tins with only a cup’s worth of leaf in them, but a few that are shockingly full! I still hope to finish them all by the end of January.

gmathis

Hope the siege is over soon! Whatcha readin’?

Evol Ving Ness

Sounds like a lovely way to spend the day.

What is going on there with storm? Downed trees? Snow banks?

Hope this all passes easily enough.

ashmanra

Gmathis: I am revisiting the Thrush Green series by Miss Read. It has been a decade or two since I read them!

Evol: Cold! For us, anyway! We had rain, then freezing rain, and finally last night a beautiful snowfall! About three inches I guess? Last night, the bridges iced up quickly. They couldn’t brine beforehand because of all the rain. It would have been pointless. A few places had power out from downed limbs and trees and but really it was mostly a dry powdery snow here once the freezing rain stopped, so far less trouble than expected. Ashman still has to work 12 hour night shifts until at least tomorrow, which is actually an improvement as he sometimes has to spend days at a time out there in various types of storms.

The big issue now will black ice at night as the melting snow refreezes on the roads. Temps in the teens are rare for us but here we are…

gmathis

Wow…for your part of the world, that’s Snowpocalypse! You and Miss Read enjoy the rest of your weekend. I’ve read a couple of them salvaged from the 25 cent bin at Always Buying Books, but I’ve never hunted them down in order.

Evol Ving Ness

Oh dear. That’s a lot.

Hope things are back to normal for you soon. And that this becomes easier for you all to cope with.

The snow here is up to my knees, but this is an area that should be used to such things at this time of year.

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Fortnum & Mason Advent Calendar 2021 – Day 8

Surprise, surprise, another straight black tea. And I love black tea, but I feel like Fortnum is shooting itself in the foot a bit here by not mixing up the teas more. It just becomes boring to have slightly different shades of the same thing every day, when I know there are other types of tea and flavored teas in this advent as well.

Anyway. This is a mix of high and low-grown Ceylon. Ceylon doesn’t tend to be my favorite, but I’ve had a few that I’ve really liked. This isn’t one of those, but it’s still fairly tasty. It does have rather a lot of acidity to it, so not something I would want to drink on an empty stomach probably.

Otherwise it’s fairly smooth, woody, a touch bready, very slightly grassy or vegetal. It does have a lot of that Lipton-esque “tea” flavor that I don’t have another word to describe. A touch of briskness but nothing major, and some musty hay. I feel like I’m tasting just a teeny hint of some sort of aromatic herbal flavor like pine or eucalyptus, but having a hard time pinning it down. Fairly standard Ceylon taste to my tongue, though I’m probably not explaining it well… :D

On to the jam! Today it’s an interesting one, and I think it’s new this year? It’s Wild Blueberry-Balm Leaves Spread. I’m assuming they mean lemon balm…? But unsure. It’s tasty though, with a very sweet and rich blueberry flavor. There is a subtle herbaceous note that’s slightly minty, so could definitely be lemon balm. It adds a nice bit of interest to an otherwise very sweet jam! :)

Flavors: Bread, Grass, Hay, Metallic, Musty, Pine, Smooth, Tea, Vegetal, Wood

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Martin Bednář

That jam sounds like my jam. Ha ha. I really enjoy a true, genuine blueberry jams.

ashmanra

I have the jam advent, too, and I assumed since blueberry is so frequently paired with lemon that it must be lemon balm.

Evol Ving Ness

This jam advent is sounding very seductive. Maybe next year. Tea and jam. What could be better?

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It’s Friday! Got a four day weekend coming up and I’m counting it down.

I steeped this one cautiously after drinking the Assam. I had a feeling this one would be very strong, too. Judging by how dark red it came out, I believe my short steep time was wise. It has an aroma that reminds me almost of a darjeeling. That sort of fresh, green hay scent.

The flavor is crisp and toasty, but features a less than desirable sort of vegetal note. Not really the clean black tea experience I was hoping for. Not too bitter, but it could get that way quickly if left to steep longer. There’s really not that much to say about this one. It’s a middle of the road black. Meh.

Flavors: Hay, Toasted, Vegetal

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 45 sec 24 OZ / 709 ML

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Had a cup of this for breakfast. Deep, dark flavor. I really enjoy this. It has this slight bitterness (not from oversteeping, just from the tea’s flavor) that is really enjoyable. Complex, strong, flavourful. I recommend this tea if you like strong black teas, that is.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 7 OZ / 200 ML
Ysaurella

Fortnum & Mason have very strong blends in my opinion, typicals from what I imagine an English tea base is…perfect to add a dash of milk. I drink all my teas without milk but I am not able to do so with some of the F&M ’s blends :(

MartinSimonnet

Yeah, this tea really is quite strong. Doesn’t fit every palate, but definitely tasty on a palate it fits!

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