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Ceylon Tea Types and Grades

 

Ceylon Tea Types

Sri Lanka produces the following three types of tea:

1. Black Tea

2. Green Tea

3. White Tea

Ceylon Tea Grades

 Black Tea – Main Grades

P/PEK – Pekoe –  Twisted and Coarse
Pekoe1 – Similar but small pieces than Pekoe
OPA – Orange Pekoe  A  – very good quality tea consisting of large and slightly open leaf pieces
OP – Orange Pekoe –  Similar but smaller pieces than OPA
OP1-Orange Pekoe One  – More wiry than OP
BOP1  – Broken Orange Pekoe one – Wiry and smaller than OP1
BOP  – Broken Orange Pekoe  – Small or broken leaf pieces
BOPF – Broken Orange Pekoe Fanning’s – Smaller than BOP leaves , broken leaf
FBOP – Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe  – Similar to BOP but slightly bigger in size and having some tips
FBOP1  – Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe one – Little smaller pieces than the BOP1
FBOPF – Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe Fanning’s – Similar to BOP but firm leaf and having some tips
FBOPF1 – Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe Fanning’s one – Similar to the BOPF but firm leaf and having little more tips then FBOPF
FBOPFSP  – Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe Fanning’s Special – Similar to the FBOPF1 but firm and more black leaf with much better tips, more expensive variety
FBOPFEXSP  – Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe Fanning’s Extra Special – Similar to FBOP1 but firm and more black leaf with much better leafy tips, more expensive  
D1 – Dust 1 – The smallest of particles, smaller than Fanning’s
D – Dust – Similar to D1 but looks like slightly brown powder leaves