Lately, black teas have become my go-to in the mornings, so I wanted to try this one!
Description: “A very special blend of premium high grown black and golden teas provide an exceptional orange pekoe flavour.”
Instructions: 1.5 tsp. per cup | 100°C/212°F | 5 – 7 minutes
Review: Despite Orange Pekoe being a classic black tea, I’ve only had it a few times! I remember as a child ordering it because I thought it was an orange flavoured tea (as many people do. It actually is in reference to the type of pluck!). So, you can imagine my disappointment when I received a bitter over-brewed cup of tea. However, when I saw this, I wanted to give Orange Pekoe another shot!
The dry tea was a mixture of steams and small thin wiry leaves with some of the leaves being more reddish brown and others dark brown. It had a lovely mild sweet malty smell. After infusing for 6 minutes, the leaves had unfurled and were mostly broken with an earthy musky smell.
The reddish-brown liquor had an earthy, sweet, and malt smell. The flavour mirrored the smell but with a hint of bitterness interwoven into the earthy sweetness of the liquor. I found it pleasant as it gave the liquor a bit of a bite. When it cooled, it was more drying in the back of the mouth. Overall, this would be a lovely tea in the morning or something to pair with a sweet (3.5/5 rating).
- Type: Black tea
- Origin: Unknown
- Caffeine: Caffeinated
- Ingredients: Premium black tea, yunnan golden tea
- Other: Organic
- Company: Pluck Teas
The question of the post: Do you remember your first orange pekoe?