orange pekoe


Definition of orange pekoe

: tea made from the smallest and youngest leaves of the shoot

Examples of orange pekoe in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The wine’s spicy red berry flavors play nicely with notes of orange pekoe tea and dark chocolate. Michael Alberty | For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, "3 Oregon wines making a difference during tough times," 7 July 2020 The typical breakdown is 30 percent orange pekoe black tea leaves for a nice fragrance, 30 percent broken orange fanning leaves for intensity, and ten percent tea dust. Mandy Lee, Bon Appétit, "As Protesters March in Hong Kong, I Cook to Escape," 7 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of orange pekoe

1829, in the meaning defined above

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“Orange pekoe.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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