While it’s called English Breakfast, the black tea blend in this sip hail from Southeast Asia and East Africa. It became popular in the 19th century as a complement to the hearty English Breakfast meal. Now, English Breakfast tea is beloved around the world for its bold and full-bodied taste.
With its rich flavor, English Breakfast can be enjoyed on its own or with milk.
Flowery Orange Pekoe (F.O.P.) refers to a high quality whole leaf tea with a long leaf and good balance of tips. FOP contains fine, tender young leaves with buds (referred to as tips) and is made from the first two leaves and bud of the shoot. When harvested during the slow growth periods, these young buds have a golden tip, hence the grade 'Flowery', thus making it Flowery Orange Pekoe (FOP).
Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe (T.G.F.O.P.) is FOP with a larger amount of tips. When these tips are in abundance, the terms 'Tippy and Golden' are attached to FOP, thus making it Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe. TGFOP is the top grade of OP tea.