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Tea grades produced in Darjeeling

by Shikha Puri 29 Jul 2017 0 Comments
N K Puri Goodricke Group, Darjeeling Tea Taster, Curator of Darjeeling Tea,

Darjeeling is famous for the tea it makes, the history of which dates back to the 1800's. Today there are 87 gardens that manufacture Darjeeling Tea. Besides Black Tea, the estates in Darjeeling also manufacture, White Tea, Moonlight White Tea, Oolong Tea, Green Tea and speciality tea.  

Whole leaf, broken leaf, fanning, and dust – Darjeeling produces just about every grade of black tea and other types of teas, too. Common grades associated with Darjeeling tea include:

Whole leaf

SFTGFOP: Super Fine Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe

SFTGFOP1: Super Fine Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe One

FTGFOP: Fine Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe

FTGFOP1: Fine Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe One

TGFOP: Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe

TGFOP1: Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe One

GFOP: Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe One

Broken leaf

FTGBOP: Fine Tippy Golden Broken Orange Pekoe

TGBOP: Tippy Golden Broken Orange Pekoe

BOP: Broken Orange Pekoe

Fannings and Dust

GFOF: Golden Flowery Orange Fannings

GOF: Golden Orange Fannings


Teacupsfull- is a tea boutique run by Tea Planters who have worked in premier tea estates of Darjeeling, Dooars and Assam. If you have any questions, please drop us a mail and we will have it answered by our Tea Planters.

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