This traditional black tea, originating in China, is incredibly popular and known for its smoothness.
What does FOP mean?: FOP refers to the quality, or the grade of tea. Tea is graded based on leaf size and quality. Flowery Orange Pekoe (FOP) is a high-quality grade where the leaves are a bit longer and not as tightly rolled as Orange Pekoe (OP) or Pekoe (P), but still intact and without golden tips. Broken leaves with golden tips signify a lower grade.
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Hot Brewing method: Start with 10 oz of fresh water. Use tea portions and brewing temperatures below.
- Black Teas
- Amount - 1 teaspoon
- Temperature- 200 - 212 F
- Time - 3-5 min.
Iced Tea - Double the amount of tea using the chart above. After brewing hot tea, immediately pour over a glass of ice. Add more ice if needed.
Storage - The best way to store tea is at room temperature in an airtight tea canister. Keep tea away from heat, light, air, and moisture.