Getting into tea can be tricky business. All those acronyms, leaf types, specialty this, first flush that, black, rooibos, oxidised, high grown …. Even we get overwhelmed from time to time! But all this jargon should not stop us from getting to the point i.e finding, and more importantly enjoying a cup of tea that is worth experiencing, time and time again. At PekoeBrew, we want to make it easy for you to find a tea that you’ll love.
So let's get started.
If this is your first foray into tea, or you are wanting to try having your tea black for the first time, we would suggest the Orange Pekoe, the High Grown OP1 or the Nilgiri Flowery Orange Pekoe. These teas are flavourful, delicate and don't have any bitter aftertaste. And nope, they don’t have any orange in them. The use of the word orange denotes which leaves from the Camellia Sinensis plant are used. No one really is 100% certain why the term orange is used…
If you are looking for a full bodied perky tea that is great in the mornings, then we suggest PekoeBrew Breakfast. It’s lovely to drink without milk and sugar but if you want to add either, then just brew it for a little longer. Easy!
If you are looking for a tea you can have with milk and sugar, then in my (biased!) opinion you cannot go past the Assam TGFOP1. This is a sensational, bold, full bodied tea without any nasty astringency and is perfect as an afternoon pick me up.
Have a sweet tooth? Want something that will partner perfectly with your latest baking exploits? Then again I would recommend the Assam TGFOP1 or the Indonesian Assamica. You can have both of these black, or with a little bit of extra brewing you can add some milk and sugar.
Need something to sooth the tummy or help you sleep? PekoeBrew Chill does both. Here’s to space efficiency in the tea cabinet! Not a fan of chamomile? Then go for the PekoeBrew Peppermint, the aroma alone is divine.
Need a gift? Then a white tea is the way to go. White teas are generally rarer and thus perfect for special occasions. The pièce de résistance is the PekoeBrew Silver Tips, a light and elegant brew from Sri Lanka of which we have less than 100 tins left. For something with floral notes our PekoeBrew Aged White Jasmine from Indonesia would be perfect. The Aged White Jasmine also works brilliantly as a refreshing cold brew in the warmer months.
So there you have it, a quick and easy way to get started in tea. But if you would like further guidance please get in touch, we would love to help you out!