Tea Grading System

You’ve seen FTGFOP, BOP, CTC on marks of tea…

How treat codes mean?

These codes are utilized to characterize single domain teas like Darjeeling, Ceylon, and Assam. Toward the finish of a tea leaf makeing process, a machine will isolate the tea grounds as indicated by their sort, size, and classify them into various grades.

Letters like P: Pekoe, O: Orange, B: Broken, and so forth, are associated with demonstrate the various grades of the dark tea.

Here is an outline of the most normally utilized codes:

Over powered: Orange Pekoe

Typically alludes to moderately longer and complete tea leaf.

BOP: Broken Orange Pekoe

Alludes to broken orange pekoe. They make a more grounded mix than OP, so they are more appropriate to make milk tea.

Dandy: Flowery Orange Pekoe

Alludes to tea grounds that have buds, which would make a flower scent in the tea.

FBOP: Flower Broken Orange Pekoe

Contains the two buds and broken tea leaves. Makes a more grounded tea 花茶 with botanical aroma.

TGFOP: Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe

Contains youthful buds, which seem brilliant. Makes a significantly more fragrant and solid tea than FOP.

FTGFOP: Fine(est) Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe

Extremely great tea that went through an additional a technique of rolling, which would draw out the best flavor in tea.

SFTGFOP: S represents Super or Special. The importance is self-evident.

CTC: Crush, Tear, Curl

These teas are packed into little pieces by an exceptional machine. CTC leaves make an exceptionally solid blend in short measure of time. It is great for polishing off with milk.

Others: Fanning, Dust

Alludes to tiny bits of tea grounds. Generally utilized in India to make Chai or milk tea.

Now and again, there is a “1” toward the finish of a tea name, like FOP1 or FTGFOP1. It implies the 1st grade of that specific tea: FOP1 implies the 1st grade of that FOP.

The quantity of letters, in any case, doesn’t really mean the nature of tea. Certain individuals lean toward BOP rather than FTGFOP in light of the fact that BOP makes more grounded tea, which is reasonable for polishing off with milk.