China Black Flowery Orange Pekoe Tea - Loose Leaf
Where it is grown
This China Black Gourmet Tea originates from Anhui, in east-central China.
This tea is classified as a black whole leaf blend tea. The dry leaf is dark black and partially open. This is a gourmet tea of excellent quality and value with dark liquoring.
Chinese Black Tea can retain its flavor for several years unlike green tea which can lose its flavor within a year. This made it an excellent choice for exporting. This China Black Tea was even compressed into bricks to serve as a form of currency in earlier years. Flowery orange pekoe is a high quality tea with a long leaf and few tips. Flowery orange pekoe refers to the orange color of the leaves and not the flavor.
It is considered first grade in the China tea grading system and is an excellent choice for black tea.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much is shipping?
All of our coffees and teas ship with a flat $9.95 shipping no matter how many different flavors or varieties of coffees and teas you buy at one time that are shipped to one continental U.S. physical address. So pull your friends together and place one order for everyone to save on shipping per person. For an example, ten people ordering one bag of coffee or tea each in one order going to one congenital U.S. address will cost less than a $1.00 per person for the shipping.
When will my order ship?
We prepare and package your tea after we receive your order to insure you receive the freshest tea possible. We do not package or ship tea on Saturday or Sunday. Tea orders ship on a week day after the day we receive your order. We can not ship tea and coffee orders to a P.O. Box address because we ship your tea and coffee order via FedEx from Georgia. We will email the tracking number to you once we receive it from our roaster.
How to brew a perfect cup of tea.
Use 1 teaspoon, or 2 if you like it stronger, of tea per 1 cup of water.
Black tea is best steeped in boiling water at 212 degrees for 2 minutes.
How to store my tea leaves.
Once you open your bag of tea from VeggieSensations.com put the tea leaves, or the opened package of tea, into an air tight container or package. Place that sealed package or container in a dark, dry cupboard.
Black tea will stay fresh in an air tight container for up to 2 years. All other teas will last less than 2 years. Your tea is past it's prime when it no longer has the fragrant aroma you could smell when you purchased it. They, also, will either have a muted taste or a bitter taste.
Choose from several coffee and tea accessories like tea and coffee Mini-Minit single serve filters and tea ball infuser. The tea ball and filters are included in the flat shipping rate.