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Soursop Flavored Ceylon Tea

Soursop Ceylon Tea
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Exploring the Delightful Fusion: Soursop Flavored Ceylon Tea

Tea enthusiasts around the world are constantly seeking new and exciting flavors to tantalize their taste buds. One such unique and exotic blend that has gained popularity in recent years is Soursop Flavored Ceylon Tea. This delightful fusion combines the rich and robust notes of Ceylon tea with the tropical sweetness of soursop, creating a beverage that offers a refreshing and distinctive experience.

Ceylon Tea: A Taste of Sri Lanka’s Finest:

Ceylon tea, renowned for its exceptional quality and distinct flavor, hails from the lush tea estates of Sri Lanka. The island’s favorable climate and diverse topography contribute to the unique characteristics of Ceylon tea. Known for its briskness, brightness, and medium to full body, Ceylon tea serves as an excellent base for a variety of flavored teas.

Soursop: The Tropical Delight:

Soursop, also known as Graviola, is a tropical fruit native to South America but widely cultivated in various tropical regions, including Southeast Asia and the Caribbean. With its prickly green exterior and soft, white, fibrous interior, soursop is celebrated for its sweet and tangy flavor profile. Often described as a blend of strawberry, pineapple, and citrus, soursop adds a delightful tropical twist to culinary creations.

The Marriage of Flavors:

The combination of Ceylon tea and soursop is a match made in flavor heaven. The bold and brisk nature of Ceylon tea provides a robust foundation for the sweet and tangy notes of soursop. The result is a well-balanced infusion that captivates the palate with every sip.

Health Benefits of Soursop Flavored Ceylon Tea:

Apart from its exceptional taste, Soursop Flavored Ceylon Tea also offers health benefits associated with both Ceylon tea and soursop.

  1. Antioxidant Properties: Ceylon tea is rich in antioxidants, which can help combat free radicals in the body. Soursop, too, contains antioxidants, contributing to a potent blend that supports overall well-being.
  2. Immune System Boost: Soursop is known for its immune-boosting properties, and when combined with the health benefits of Ceylon tea, it creates a beverage that can contribute to a robust immune system.
  3. Digestive Aid: Both Ceylon tea and soursop have been linked to digestive health. The gentle caffeine content in tea can aid digestion, while soursop contains dietary fiber, promoting a healthy digestive system.

Enjoying Soursop Flavored Ceylon Tea:

Soursop Flavored Ceylon Tea can be enjoyed in various ways. It can be served hot or cold, and a touch of honey or a slice of lemon can enhance its flavors. Some tea enthusiasts also explore the option of blending it with other tropical fruits or herbs to create personalized variations.


Soursop Flavored Ceylon Tea is a testament to the endless possibilities in the world of tea blending. The marriage of Ceylon tea’s boldness with soursop’s tropical sweetness results in a beverage that not only delights the senses but also brings together the best of two worlds. Whether you are a seasoned tea connoisseur or an adventurous novice, Soursop Flavored Ceylon Tea is a must-try for those seeking a unique and refreshing tea experience.

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Orthodox Black Tea

Orthodox Black Tea

Orthodox Black tea

Orthodox black teas are classified into grades to clarify the appearance of the leaves. 

However, this classification does not reveal anything about the physical taste of the tea – this can only really be done by experienced tea tasters, but it does let you know the level at which the tea estate grades the leaves for their size and appearance. 

This internal grading is always relevant to the individual tea estate and is not a general grading by which to buy. For example, a does not make the leaf equal to a TGFOP grade with another tea estate, but rather indicates the grade that estate has given the leaf. 

This grading is used around the world where the British system of naming has been adopted and including India  Sri Lancia ( Ceylon) & Africa.

The current Orthodox and CTC (Crush or Cut, Tear, Curl) black tea leaf grading terms are shown in the chart below:

lowery Orange Pekoe (FOP)Denotes tea from the end bud and first leaf of each shoot. FOP contains fine tender young leaves rolled with the correct proportion of tip. The word pekoe is thought to be of Chinese origin referring to the silver hairs found on the young buds, whilst the word orange does not have anything to do with the flavor of the tea, but one suggestion is the Dutch East India Company may have marketed the tea as “Orange” to suggest a royal endorsement from The Dutch royal House of Orange-Nassau.
Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe (GFOP)This is FOP but with ‘golden tips’ which are the very ends of the golden yellow buds.
Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe (TGFOP)This is the same as FOP but the T for Tippy denotes a large proportion of golden tips present in the tea.
Finest Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe (FTGTOP)This is excellent quality FOP
Special (Superior) Finest Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe (SFTGFOP)This is as good as it gets! This is the very best FOP. The term ‘Superior’ is often used when describing other types of tea to denote the best quality within that tea.
Orange Pekoe (OP)This kind of tea rarely contains ‘tips’ but has larger leaves than found in FOP that has been harvested when the buds open into leaf.
Pekoe (P)This tea contains shorter leaves than OP, often much less fine.
Flowery Pekoe (FP)Leaves for this classification are rolled into balls.
Pekoe Souchong (PS)Contains shorter, coarser leaves than P
Souchong (S)Most often, this term is associated with China’s smoked teas and describes large leaves that are rolled raggedly lengthwise.
Broken Leaf GradesBroken leaf grades are divided into many categories but can best be identified by the last three letters ‘BOP’ – meaning Broken Orange Pekoe. There are many variations as for leaf grade, but the letter meanings are the same i.e. GFBOP means Golden Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe etc.
Fannings/Fines or DustThese are teas made up of the finest siftings and are mainly used in blends for tea bags requiring a quick brew. Their presence is denoted by the letter ‘F’ for Fannings e.g. BOPF – Broken Orange Pekoe Fannings, or ‘D’ for Dust e.g. PD – Pekoe Dust.
CTC Grades BP – Broken Pekoe, PF – Pekoe Fannings, PD -Pekoe Dust, F – Fannings, OF – Orange Fannings, GOF – Golden Orange Fannings, D – Dust, D1 – Dust 1, D2 – Dust 2, RD – Red Dust.

Tea Leaf Grading Terms In Other Tea Growing Regions


In China, primarily, tea leaves are identified by the region they were grown in, the time of year when the leaf has been harvested the method of manufacture, and the type of leaf used. In addition to this basic identification, the  tea naming will also include reference to the tea’s mythical origin or tradition associated with the tea, for example, Golden Monkey  Black Tea

A numbering system of grading is sometimes used using numbers 1 – 5 where 5 is the lowest grade and 1 is the highest.


Formerly known as Formosa, Taiwan is renowned for the quality of Oolong tea. Leaves are often identified by the growing region and also descriptive words from Good to Fancy to Super Fancy or Super Fine to Superior, Finest to ‘Top Super Fancy’ as is the case with Oriental Beauty Oolong Tea.


Tea naming in Japan indicates when the tea was picked and what sort of tea it is. For example, Sencha denotes a leaf picked in Spring whereas Bancha is the name given to a Sencha style leaf but picked later in the season, like a 2nd flush. Gyokuro is the name given to tea leaves that have been grown under shade picked in the early Spring and a Hoicha is roasted green tea using a leaf that has been roasted using a 3rd flush Bancha style leaf, Sanbancha..

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