Originally posted: December 7, 2014
When I was young, I always wondered what the difference was between Orange Pekoe and English Breakfast tea. So today I am going to share some of what I learned.
Orange Pekoe isn't actually a type of tea, instead it is the identifier for leaf size or a grading measurement. This type of tea is generally grown in Sri Lanka and India and can be graded anywhere between the FINEST TIPPY GOLDEN FLOWERY ORANGE PEKOE: Which is the highest quality of the Orange Pekoe tea, commonly displaying large unbroken leaves with golden
you add milk, sugar or both. It also doesn't have a hint of bitterness to it (but massive oversteeping can cause this, beware.)
It is also at a very reasonable price for most DAVID's offerings at $4.50/50gs of tea. Just less than half the price of most teas they sell. If you drink Orange Pekoe on a regular basis, or prefer to drink no nonsense teas this is a great option (P.S. it's fat, calorie, sugar and sodium free too!) I highly suggest this tea and will likely buy more when I finish the rest of my English Breakfast stock.
coloured tips, and BROKEN ORANGE PEKOE FANNINGS: Which are usually found in teabags and consist of tea fibres that are smaller than broken tea leaves.
Breakfast blends like DAVID's English Breakfast usually are created by blending a variety of Orange Pekoe teas together. The tea I am sampling today is sourced from Sri Lanka and has absolutely no other ingredients blended with it.
This tea is on par, and may even be slightly better than my favourite English Breakfast blend from Twinings. It is very smooth, flavourful and bold whether or not