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Which grade of tea is used in tea bags?

Fannings are finely-broken pieces of tea leaf that still have a coarse texture. This type of tea grade is used in tea bags. They are smallest pieces of tea that are left over as the higher grades of teas are gathered to be sold.

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Consequently, which grade of tea is of the finest quality?

In the tea industry, tea leaf grading is the process of evaluating products based on the quality and condition of the tea leaves themselves. The highest grades for Western and South Asian teas are referred to as "orange pekoe", and the lowest as "fannings" or "dust".

Also Know, what is bp1 tea? Black Broken Pekoe 1(BP1) has the largest size particles. This full-bodied, bright tea is a larger leaf, top grade broken tea. With a rich, forest-like scent, pekoe is considered one of the finest teas. These young tea buds, when harvested, are usually bruised and allowed to oxidize so that it turns into black tea.

In this regard, what are the different grades of tea?

There are four main grades for black tea:

  • Orange Pekoe (OP)
  • Broken Orange Pekoe (BOP) is the next grade below Orange Pekoe which designates a broken leaf.
  • Fanning (F) is smaller than BOP.
  • Dust (D)
  • Black Tea.
  • Green Tea.

What is the difference between black tea and orange pekoe tea?

The term orange pekoe is often used to refer to black tea. It is actually a grade of black tea describing a tea originally containing a certain percentage of whole leaves of a certain size. The term orange, is thought to come from the Dutch House of Orange which was heavily engaged in trading tea at one time.

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