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Tea Leaf Grading – Outside of China

In the tea industry, tea leaf grading is the process of evaluating products based on the quality and condition of the tea leaves themselves. The highest grades are referred to as “orange pekoe”, and the lowest as “fannings” or “dust.”

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The Orange Pekoe Tea Rating System Made Simple – An Infographic

To many tea drinkers, the term “orange pekoe” is a mystery. In reality, it’s quite simple. “Pekoe” is a common grading of Indian and Ceylonian teas that has several finer gradings (each indicated by an additional letter added to the … Continue reading

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