Green tea from the Fujian province of China. In professional tea terms, 'Pekoe' is actually just a grade of tea, referring to the size of the leaf. Many tea drinkers have seen this term on packages of everyday black teas (most famously, 'Orange Pekoe'). Our Green Pekoe is a lovely everyday green tea: delicate pale yellow liquor, soft texture and pleasant aroma like freshly roasted artichokes or okra. Slightly toasty and very balanced, mellow astringency.
Green Tea | Moderate caffeine | Steep at 180° for 2-3 minutes.
Pekoe is a term that is often used in tea grading, a process by which teas are graded based on the wholeness and contents of their leaves. While the origins of the word pekoe are a little obscure, likely meaning either “white down,” “white hair,” or “white flower,” one thing for certain is that the word has become inextricably linked with tea, with the popular video game Animal Crossing even featuring a tea-loving character named Pekoe whose two catchphrases are “Bud,” in reference to tea buds, and “Cha,” the Japanese word for tea!
Raw Honey for Green Teas
Soft floral notes of this raw honey pair deliciously with the lively, fresh character of green and white teas.
honey for green tea
Meet our green pekoe farmer, Zhao Xiao Tian
To ensure the best quality and value, we import our teas directly from the
countries in which they are grown, working closely with the farmers who tender
them. Our Roots Campaign connects our customers with the rich stories and the farmers
behind some of our most popular teas.
How long have you been growing tea and what got you started?
“I have worked in tea area for more than 40 year. I was born in a tea family. Everyone is working for tea in our village. So I work for tea when I grow up.”
Can you describe a typical day out in the field?
“My main job is picking tea leaves. I get up at 6 every morning. I will go out after a simple breakfast. I will spend the whole morning for picking. I loved the green fresh tea leaves. I can still climb the mountain with one breath just like when I was young. I normally go back home for lunch at about 12am. After lunch I will send my tea leaves to the village factory for making. My son is working there. Then I will go back home early in the afternoon and prepare for dinner.”
What is your favorite part of growing tea?
“I love the moment when I get money for the tea leaves I picked. When I carry a basket full with tea leaves on my back to the village factory in the afternoon, they will weigh my leaves and pay me. This is the happy moment. After getting the money, I will think what our family should eat in the evening.”