Whole leaf grades The grades for whole leaf orthodox black tea are: Ceylon orange pekoe (OP) grades OP—Orange Pekoe: main grade, consisting of long wiry leaf without tips OP1—more delicate than OP; long, wiry leaf with the light liquor OPA—bolder than OP; long leaf … [Read more...] about What do all those abbreviations mean in a tea name.
If you have been immersed in tea culture for very long, or merely enjoy a cup a day, then you are probably familiar with Earl Grey tea, or the very least have heard of it. But did you know that Earl Grey is packed full of health benefits? It makes you happy The main … [Read more...] about Why You Should Drink Earl Grey Tea
Tea should not be too complicated, right? Boil water, steep the leaves, and enjoy. Details do matter though, when it comes to this versatile and delicious beverage. Daily we hear new scientific information regarding the benefits of tea, from fighting cancer to preventing heart … [Read more...] about 5 Ways to Better Tea
In some of the more prominent areas of the United Kingdom, special blends of teas were created to accompany the specific breakfast served in that country. English, Irish, and Scottish Breakfast teas are the most common breakfast teas that are still around today. But what makes … [Read more...] about English, Irish, and Scottish Breakfast Teas: What’s the Difference?
How much caffeine is in your cup of tea? This is a great question, with a broad answer. Tea is a little more intricate when it comes to calculating caffeine content, as opposed to coffee or soda. There are many factors that can affect the amount of caffeine in your cup of tea, … [Read more...] about How Much Caffeine is in Tea?