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As you may remember, I like to indulge, particularly at stressful moments, in a cup of that beverage, made from the finest Broken Orange Pekoe from Ceylon, the leaves having been plucked from the best growths in the plantation by one of my special emissaries, then rolled on their thighs on the flight back and shredded with their finely manicured fingernails before being immersed in boiling water and left to infuse their natural goodness.
Conventional teas derived from Camellia sinensis (the common tea plant) include bagged, instant and loose teas made from lower quality tea dust, fannings (very small tea leaf particles used in most conventional tea bags) and BOP (Broken Orange Pekoe describes a small, uniform particle size tea leaf cut utilized to formulate Irish, English Breakfast, etc., style tea blends) black or green tea styles.
* Orange Pekoe and Broken Orange Pekoe (the mainstays of most popular blends) are medium sized,
(Note that "orange" refers to size and quality, not flavor.) Smaller or crushed leaves are classified as broken orange pekoe, broken pekoe, fannings or dust.
Sought-after grades include whole-leaf Orange Pekoe (OP) and Broken Orange Pekoe (BOP).
The type of banality that appeals to the masses is not, generally speaking, my cup of Broken Orange Pekoe, but I must confess that I was indeed impressed with the three-dimensionality of it all.
Our Broken Orange Pekoe is one of the very few organic teas from the tea plantations of Sri Lanka.
Because the two types of tea were considered as one, the tea industry fostered a mistaken unified theory of making tea which specified a 3-5 minute brewing time irrespective of leaf size in a preheated teapot, and large leaf tea or Broken Orange Pekoe as if that were a flavor.
The size below pekoe is "broken pekoe" or "BP" and yes, you can have for example, a golden flowery broken orange pekoe, a "GFBOP." The next lower size is fannings, and finally there is dust.
One of the Joshis' favorite teas from 2005 is an FBOP (Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe) from the Manjhee Valley Estate, a tiny garden in the Kangra Valley, part of the remote Himachal Pradesh region, in the shadow of the Himalayas.