Tag Archives: classic teas

What the FTGFOP is Orange Pekoe?

Why you should care about tea grading. It is often joked that FTGFOP stands for ‘Far Too Good For Ordinary People’. This gibberish-looking succession of letters actually means ‘Finest Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe’ and is about the finest quality grade of tea you can find. So, why does it matter? Though graded teas do […]

Classic Ritual

Ferried to new and exotic lands during the 17th century with crates of silk, spice and salt, black tea soon found its home in Europe.   As trade routes connected the east and west, merchants acquainted the public with this strange and exotic commodity. Guarded under lock and key within tea chests, such precious tea […]

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