Golden Broken Orange Pekoe (GBOP)

Behind this designation is one of the classification levels that can explain the quality of the tea in front of us. It refers to teas black or red.

First, it is important to note the broken tag. This communicates that these are not whole tea leaves, but a class of broken teas. Broken teas are no different in quality from whole leaf, they are still very good teas.

Fragment teas are popular mainly because they leach faster.

Some tea aficionados, however, don’t give them much credit.

Orange pekoe suggests that the bud and first two leaves have been processed. The term golden draws our attention to the fact that this is a tea with a higher proportion of apical buds, which are the youngest and therefore best part of the whole plant. It is therefore practically the highest quality class of broken teas.

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