Tea Grades Explained

Orange Pekoe (OP) - this is a main grade tea  which has long thin leaves and produces a cup that is fruitier then FOP.  This is a perfect afternoon tea.  Kenilworth Estate produces a fantastic OP tea.

 

Flowery Pekoe (FP) - full and aromatic liquor.  This is a wonderful morning and afternoon tea.

Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe (GFOP) - This tea has a higher proportion of tips than FOP. 

Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe (BOP) -  A characterful tea which is perfect for a morning cup.

Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe (TGFOP) - This tea has the highest proportion of tips.   This is the main grade of tea in Darjeeling and Assam regions.

Finest Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe - (FTGFOP) - this is the highest quality grade.