Orange Pekoe Tea

If you prefer a strong flavour of a tea, I would certainly recommend you the Orange Pekoe Tea for your taste!  Its awesome powerful taste is not only great for a casual afternoon sips with your friends, but a fantastic must-have for your fried eggs, bacons, and sausages.

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Orange Pekoe Tea – The Best Tea To Have With A Fry-up

Guess what is the best tea to accompany with your delicious breakfast? Bingo! Orange Pekoe Tea!
“Orange Pekoe was named the best tea to have with a fry-up!” Nick says.

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Contrary to popular belief, English breakfast tea was found not to make the most of the classic combination of fried eggs, bacon, sausages, black pudding, mushrooms and baked beans.

The search for the perfect accompaniment to a stodgy breakfast was conducted to mark 100 years since the invention of the tea bag and was overseen by Whittard of Chelsea’s “tea master” Giles Hilton.

Mr. Hilton said: “English breakfasts should always be accompanied by a mug of steaming tea and at its best, eaten in the greasy spoon around the corner.

“Most often the tea served will be a blend of Kenyan, Assam and Ceylon tea but in my experience, Orange Pekoe tea is the best.

“It suits the English taste for a rich, strong tasting, black tea, which takes milk well. It is the very best Ceylon tea and it is important to remember that it does not taste of oranges.”

Orange instead refers to the Royal House of Orange, a mark of quality assigned by Dutch traders, as well as the distinctive colour.

Here’s some information about drinking orange pekoe with a greasy meal:

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The tea comes from Sri Lanka and won out over others because it holds its own against the taste of food like bacon, egg and sausage.

Russian Caravan and Assam Large Leafs were also found to be excellent teas to have with a fry-up.

I feel hungry now when we are talking fry eggs and bacon! Hang on a second, let me grab a cup of fresh brewed Orange Pekoe Tea before we carry on!

All right, I am back! So what is Orange Pekoe Tea?

What Is Orange Pekoe Tea

An Orange Pekoe Tea fan says that

Orange pekoe tea is a type of black tea which has numerous beneficial advantages for the health. It provides a strong flavour and is noted by science to contain nutrients that are good for the body. Originally from China, this tea is primarily found in Sri Lanka and India, where the soil conditions are ideal for the plantation crop. The is often a misinterpretation that orange pekoe tea is flavoured in some way, this however is incorrect, it is simply the name of the tea which comes from the copper colour when harvested before oxidation. In the brewed tea, the colour is revived and a golden orange tinge is notable.

That’s right! Orange Pekoe Tea is a type of Black Tea, just like Oolong and Wu Yi. But I bet you don’t know how this tea got its name! Would you like to know? Come with me!

How Orange Pekoe Tea Got Its Name

Orange Pekoe Tea researcher Marian says it well.

Orange pekoe refers to the size of the tea leaf. Processed tea leaves are sorted into sizes by passing them over screens with different size holes. The largest leaves are orange pekoe, pekoe, and pekoe souchong. The smaller or broken leaves are classified as broken orange pekoe, broken pekoe souchong, broken orange pekoe fannings, and fines (also called “dust”).

In brewing, flavor and color come out of the larger leaves more slowly than out of the broken and fine grades. The broken grades, which make up about 80 percent of the total black tea crop, produce a stronger, darker tea. The grades have nothing to do with the quality or flavor of tea; they simply refer to leaf size.

“Technically, except for fannings and fines, the terms should apply only to black, or fermented, tea,” Dick says, “but nowadays I often see oolongs labeled “orange pekoe,” and even some green teas are labeled pekoe or flowery pekoe.”

I would say that depends on where you get your Orange Pekoe Tea, it does taste a bit different than the Oolong. The Oolong Tea is a little sweeter than the Pekoe. However, the health benefits of Orange Pekoe Tea is outstanding!

Health Benefits Of Orange Pekoe Tea

Revealed by Margaret, the Orange Pekoe Tea has the following health benefitsl.


Rutin, which is a compound found in orange pekoe tea, has antioxidant properties according to Ihme and colleagues in a 1996 article from the “European Journal of Pharmacology.” Antioxidants help to counteract free radicals preventing them from damaging tissues of the body. Thus, antioxidants help to combat premature aging.

Improved Venous Circulation

Orange pekoe tea’s rutin compound may help improve venous circulation. Improving venous circulation is important in the management of varicose veins. Rutin may help varicose veins by strengthening the walls of veins and making capillaries less permeable according to Alfred Schiller’s study from the “American Journal of Physiology.”

Decreased Risk of Dental Cavities

Orange pekoe tea is a natural source of low levels of fluoride, which helps to prevent dental cavities, according to the Linus Pauling Institute. Fluoride is a mineral found in many toothpastes, city water supplies and in fluoride treatments available at dentists’ offices aimed at the prevention of tooth decay.

Possible Decreased Risk for Cancer

According to the Linus Pauling Institute, studies performed using animals have shown a protective effect for green and black tea for many types of cancer, including, skin, lung, mouth, esophagus, stomach, colon, pancreas, bladder and prostate.

With all these great health benefits of the Orange Pekoe Tea, are you ready to brew one?