Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe

Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe, often abbreviated as FBOP, is a grade of black tea known for its exceptional flavor profile and quick infusion. It is renowned for its large, intact leaves, often plucked during the first or second flush, with an abundance of tips. The name "Flowery" indicates the presence of young, golden tips on the tea leaves, while "Broken" suggests that the leaves are not whole but rather broken into smaller pieces, making them ideal for infusing quickly. "Orange Pekoe" is a term that typically signifies a high-quality black tea. The term "pekoe" (or, occasionally, orange pekoe) describes the unopened terminal leaf buds (tips) in tea flushes. As such, the phrases "a bud and a leaf" or "a bud and two leaves" are used to describe the "leafiness" of a flush; they are also used interchangeably with pekoe and a leaf or pekoe and two leaves.

What make FBOP Different from Others

FBOP's distinctiveness lies in its large, intact leaves and the presence of golden tips. This unique grade of tea releases its flavor rapidly when steeped, whether on its own or when used as a key ingredient in chai blends. The rich, malty flavors and slight hints of caramel and vanilla make it a perfect bridge between the spiciness and sweetness of our chai blend. The flavor profile of FBOP complements our blend exceptionally well, resulting in a chai that's both bold and balanced.

Health Benefits of Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe

In addition to its exceptional flavor, FBOP tea offers several health benefits. It is a rich source of antioxidants, which help protect the body against free radicals and oxidative stress. Black tea, like FBOP, is also known to support heart health, aid in digestion, and boost energy levels, making it an excellent choice for those who want to enjoy their chai while reaping these potential health benefits.

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