Ceylon Orange Pekoe - Full Leaf Twisted Black Tea
A whole leaf, well-twisted tea. A delicate brew that varies in taste according to the different plantation areas. Orange Pekoe is one of the most popular Sri Lankan Tea. Orange Pekoe is not an orange flavoured tea. It is a classification of Black Tea based on the origin of the leaf.
Pekoe is pronounced as “Pek-ho”, a word derived from a special kind of a Chinese Tea. It refers to the youngest and the smallest leaves of the tea plant. In the 1600s, House of Orange was the name of the palace of Dutch Royal Family. Dutch East India Company brought tea to Europe and the best Black Tea was reserved to the Royal family at the House of Orange. When the tea was introduced to the public it was named as Orange Pekoe. Today, Sri Lanka presents the finest quality Orange Pekoe (OP) to the world.
The colour of the brewed tea and the texture of the tea leaves can be seen in the circular section on the canister. Store your tea in this sealed airtight canister to maintain the freshness and to ensure the original quality.
Water: 220 -230 ml
Temperature: 950 - 1000 C
Leaves: 1 teaspoon
Time: 2 - 5 minutes
Labookellie Tea is handpicked from tea estates and produced carefully to the highest standards, maintaining the quality of Ceylon Tea. Labookellie tea estate is one of the oldest and largest tea estates in Sri Lanka, that has produced the finest Ceylon Tea for centuries that tasted and celebrated across the globe.
Labookellie Tea Estate is located in the Nuwara Eliya District with a salubrious climate and falling within the Dimbula growing region; it also could be considered as the most renowned name in Ceylon for Tea.
Between the hill capital Kandy, that houses the "Sacred Holy Relic of the Lord Buddha" and Nuwara Eliya, the city that coined the name Little England for its soothing atmosphere lies the Labookellie Tea Centre, 1500 m above the mean sea level where the finest Ceylon Tea is celebrated. Labookellie Tea Centre is one of the iconic tourist destinations in Sri Lanka.