World Teas

Tea Leaf Grades

In the list above, you can see that some teas have brackets behind the name with a "grade" in it. The tea leaf grading system is mainly used outside of China, Japan, Taiwan and Korea, and is used primarily for Black teas.

The list below is not exhaustive, and only relates to the teas that we stock:

FANNINGS GRADES 

GRADE TEA LEAF QUALITY
PF Pekoe Fannings

 BROKEN LEAF GRADES

 GRADE TEA LEAF QUALITY
BP1 Broken Pekoe 1 (High Quality)
FP Flowery Pekoe
BOP Broken Orange Pekoe
BOPS Broken Orange Pekoe Special
FBOP Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe
GFBOP Golden Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe

WHOLE - LEAF GRADES

 GRADE TEA LEAF QUALITY
OP Orange Pekoe
TGFOP Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe
TGFOP1 Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe (High Quality)
FTGFOP Finest Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe
STGFOP1 Steamed Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe (High Quality)

 

  • Fannings - small pieces of tea
  • Pekoe - unopened leaf bud
  • Orange Pekoe - highest tea leaf grade