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 flavors of smoky blackberries, orange pekoe tea and ginger are dazzling. Michael Alberty | For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, 7 July 2022 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, 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, 7 Oct. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1829, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of orange pekoe was in 1829

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“Orange pekoe.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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