Grades of Darjeeling Tea

 

All Darjeeling teas are produced using only orthodox technology and its become medium size leaf teas.

Below are list of produced in Darjeeling standards and its short description:

 

Marking of Grade

 

Description

Meaning

FOP

Flowery Orange Pekoe

Tea contain 1-st, 2-nd and 3-rd leaf

GFOP

Golden Orange Pekoe

Additionally to FOP tea contain golden color tips*

TGFOP

Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe

Additionally to GFOP concentration of tips* is high

FTGFOP

Fine Tippy Golden Orange Pekoe

Tea contains 1-st, 2-nd leaf and maximum concentration of tips*

SFTGFOP

Super Fine Tippy Golden Orange Pekoe

Tea contains only 1-st leaf and tips* and that tea have a special light color liquor

SFTGFOP-1

Super Fine Tippy Golden Orange Pekoe

1 is a premium grade of Darjeeling tea

BOPF

Broken Orange Pekoe Fannings

Smallest size tea, which comes after shifting of all mentioned grades, is using in teabags

 

* Tips is a description of the buds of tea bushes. High concentration of the tips is one of characteristic of high quality teas.

 

 

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