Ruhunu - Balangoda Estate Pekoe

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This bold Ceylon Balangoda FP (Flowery Pekoe) Tea offers strength without bitterness and a fine rich flavour. Strong enough for breakfast and takes milk and sugar well. Also, a fine afternoon tea served plain. Use one teaspoon per cup and steep about 3 minutes. TheBalangodaestate is in one of the more beautiful corners of the planet. It is situated in the low-grown Ruhunu district and shares geography with the breathtaking Yala National Park. The park is comprised of wild brush, ocean, beaches, jungles, rocky terrain and numerous lakes and rivers. Because of the wide variety terrain the park is home to animal life of all description from leopards to Asian elephants wild boar crocodiles painted storks and of course the Sri Lanka Junglefowl. Although the Ruhunu district is perhaps better known for its parkland than tea across the region produces some fabulous teas every bit as colourful and full of life as its wild inhabitants! This bold Ceylon Balangoda FP (Flowery Pekoe) Tea offers strength without bitterness and a fine rich flavour. Strong enough for breakfast and takes milk and sugar well. Also, a fine afternoon tea served plain. Use one teaspoon per cup and steep about 3 minutes.

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Flowery consists of large leaves, typically plucked in the second or third flush with an abundance of tips. Golden flowery includes very young tips or buds (usually golden in colour) that were picked early in the season. Tippy includes an abundance of tips. for more information about tea classification / grading -  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tea_leaf_grading 

Grade

Description
OP
Orange Pekoe
Main grade, consisting of long wiry leaf without tips.
OP1
More delicate than OP; long, wiry leaf with a light liquor.
OPA
Bolder than OP; long leaf tea which ranges from tightly wound to almost open.
OPS
Orange Pekoe Superior
Primarily from Indonesia; similar to OP.
FOP
Flowery Orange Pekoe
High-quality tea with a long leaf and few tips, considered the second grade in Assam, Dooars, and Bangladesh teas, but the first grade in China.
FOP1
Limited to only the highest quality leaves in the FOP classification.
GFOP
Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe
Higher proportion of tip than FOP. Top grade in the Milima and Marinyn regions, but uncommon in Assam and Darjeeling.
TGFOP
Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe
The highest proportion of tip, and the main grade in Darjeeling and Assam.
TGFOP1
Limited to only the highest quality leaves in the TGFOP classification.
FTGFOP[a]
Finest Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe
Highest quality grade.
FTGFOP1
STGFOP
SFTGFOP
Limited to only the highest quality leaves in the FTGFOP classification.

Type of Tea Quantity of Tea Water Temp Steeping Time
White 3-5g per cup 70c 5-6 mins
Green 3-5g per cup 75c 2-5 mins
Black 3-5g per cup 95c 4-6 mins
Oolong 3-5g per cup 95c 5-8 mins
Pu-erh 3-5g per cup 95c 4-6 mins