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名字:瓊斯史迪芬Steven R. Jones, 網址: http://teaarts.blogspot.com/

11/23/2005

Grading black teas 紅茶

S= super
F= fine/finer
T= tippy
G= golden
F= flowery
O= orange
P= pekoe

(OP) Orange Pekoe pronounced 'Peck-o', is a whole leaf tea. Orange Pekoe is just the name and has nothing to do with oranges or orange flavor. These leaves are usually of uniform size and rolled lengthwise.
(TGFOP) Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe -- is the top two leaves and tip. The tip or bud is a immature leaf tip which is not yet fully opened. When harvested the tips appear golden, hence the grade 'Flowery'. When these tips are in abundance the terms 'Tippy and Golden' are also attached. Sometimes the number '1' or '2' may be placed at the end to designate better grades among similar teas.
(FTGFOP) The letter 'F' may appear before the TGFOP to designate a 'finer' grade.
(SFTGFOP1) The letters 'SF' designates a grade of 'super fine.' Thus is a Super Fine Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe - grade 1.
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OP:Orange Pekoe,通常指的是葉片較長而完整的茶葉。BOP:Broken Orange Pekoe,顧名思義,較細碎的OP。滋味較濃重,一般適合用來沖泡奶茶。FOP:Flowery Orange Pekoe,含有較多芽葉的紅茶。TGFOP:Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe,含有較多金黃芽葉的紅茶。滋味香氣也更清芬悠揚。FTGFOP:Fine Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe,經過精細地揉捻精製而成的高品質茶葉。SFTGFOP:Super Fine Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe,多了「Super」一字,意義不言而喻。