orange pekoe

noun
  1. a black tea composed of the smallest top leaves and grown in India and Ceylon.
  2. any India or Ceylon tea of good quality.

Origin of orange pekoe

First recorded in 1875–80
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British Dictionary definitions for orange pekoe

orange pekoe

noun
  1. a superior grade of black tea made from the small leaves at the tips of the plant stems and growing in India and Sri Lanka
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