Organic Darjeeling Tea - Only the Highest Quality Leaf Grade FTGFOP1

All our Organic Darjeeling Teas have the Highest Quality Leaf Grade FTGFOP1

FTGFOP1In Darjeeling, the very best leaf grade is “Finest Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe 1”.  The term refers to tea of the highest quality, which has been most carefully produced from even leaves and tender tips.

FTGFOP1 is only used for whole leaf teas. Tea that consists of fine uncrushed leaves with a delicate taste. In short a synonym for high quality. Besides loose leaf teas there are also crushed and torn leaves that are referred to as “broken”, “fanning” which are separated from broken leaf teas which have larger pieces of the leaves by sifting and dust with extremely small particles of tea leaves.

Orange Pekoe relates to the quality of the tea leaves.  Orange does not refer to the colour but to the Dutch word “oranje” meaning “royal”. Pekoe (in Chinese pak-ho) can be translated as “white” – the colour of the fine fluff beneath young shoots. The F (for flowery) before OP indicates that tender and delicate flower buds were picked for this tea.

FOP1 allows conclusions about the care with which the tea was plucked – just two leaves and a bud. The coarser leaves remain on the tea bush. Only Teas from Darjeeling that meet premium standards will bear the number 1 at the end of the quality classification.

FTG (Finest Tippy Golden) indicate that the tea has a lot of fine, light coloured tips. Tips are of lighter shades since they do not contain as much cell sap that turns dark during fermentation.

As a general rule you may keep in mind the longer the string of letters, the better the tea. FTGFOP1 will ensure a superior quality tea that has been carefully and diligently manufactured.


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Tea Campaign Australia - Organic Darjeeling Tea - Buy in Bulk and Save

Save up to 20% when you buy your Organic Darjeeling Tea in bulk!

- Save approx. 20% when you buy 1000g instead of 4 x 250g

- Save approx. 10% when you buy 500g instead of 2 x 250g

Check out the following table to find out how long your pack of Organic Darjeeling Tea will approx. last:

 Daily Usage Daily Usage - Loose Leaf Tea Package Size Usage Duration
1 cup/day (250ml Tea) 2g Loose Leaf Tea 500g  8 Months
2 cups/day (500ml Tea) 4Loose Leaf Tea



4 Months

8 Months

3 cups/day (750ml Tea) 6Loose Leaf Tea



3 Months

7 Months

1 large pot/day (1-litre Tea) 8Loose Leaf Tea



2 Months

4 Months

Enjoy a great cup of ORGANIC DARJEELING TEA every day!