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Tea Grades
Tea Grades

Tea Grades


Nomenclature for low grown, high grown and medium grown (CTC Teas)



Equivalent to size of high grown BOP, but granular  

BP Special

Large particle size than BP1


Equivalent in size to grainy high grown BOPF but granular


Smaller than the PF1, Larger than PD


(Off grades) similar or slightly larger than PF 1 and may contain some fibre


Grainy dust grade. Should be smaller than OF

Dust 1

Less grainy than PD clean


(Off grades) Inferior to dust 1. Could be powdery and fibry


Nomenclature for low grown, high grown and medium grown (Othodox teas)



Well made, neat leaf of medium size without excessive stalk or fibre. There should not be any fine particles (fannings and dust), which are not true to grade  


Larger in size than a BOP, black and clean in appearance. Note : BOP & BOP SP will be treated as two grades, but for cataloguing purposes treat as one grade


Neat leaf, fairly clean. (grainy but smaller than the BOP grade. There should not be any fine dust present


Should be wiry and twisted, but shorter than an OP1


Smaller/shorter than BOP1 with presence of  tips, but larger than FBOPF 1


Long, twisted, wiry leaf. Fairly tippy. Longer than BOP1


Shotty, curly  or semi curly leaf of large size of any elevation 



Same as PEKOE, but smaller in size than PEKOE of any elevation. This replaces the flowery PEKOE grade. Note: PEKOE and PEKOE 1 will be treated as 2 grades, but for cataloguing purposes  treat as one grade.


Similar in size to BOP,BOPF and must contain tips


Larger than BOP, smaller than FBOP with a show of tips


Similar in size to BOP1 with a fair presence of tips


Small leaf and must have an attractive show of golden or silver tips
with little black leaf

FBOP Ex Sp 1

Leafy and must have an attractive show of golden or silver tips with little black leaf


Long wiry, well or partly twisted


Less wiry than OP1, but much more twisted than OPA


Long bold leaf tea with fair twist


(Off grades) should be choppy, hard leaf


(Off grades) Any flaky leaf without stalk and fibre (clean tea)


(Off grades) mixed flaky leaf tea. Can have more fibre  and stalk than BOP1A


(Off grades) All mixed teas of varying sizes, with or without stalk and  fibre


(Off grades) Flaky leaf of small size. Can contain more fibre than BOPF but reasonably clean


(Off grades) – same as Fannings 1. Can be more fibry and uneven not as clean as Fannings 1


Long tippy leaf, silver in color, with hardly any black leaf


Long tippy leaf, golden in colour, with hardly any black leaf



  • Ceylon Tea

    Ceylon tea from Sri Lanka known as the best tea in the world has its natural unique uniqueness and reputation running through more than a century. The tea sector in Sri Lanka has always been a vital part of its economy. For over a century Ceylon Tea has been the best tea throughout the world since its unique characteristics, flavors and aromas, dependent on a myriad of climatic conditions, plantation environments and elevation.

  • Green Tea

    There are three main varieties of tea, green, black, and oolong. The difference between the teas is in their processing. Green tea is made from unfermented leaves and supposedly contains the highest concentration of powerful antioxidants called polyphenols. So it is noted that green tea has many health benefits. Olinda green tea with its fragrant and delicate taste is also available in packets for those who prefer to drink green tea the traditional way.

  • Black Tea

    Black tea is an esteemed classic throughout the world. Because of the fermentation process, black tea is usually richer in color, more penetrating in flavor, and has a higher percentage of caffeine compared to other teas. For those who prefer milder flavors, you can add a dash of honey, cream, or soymilk for a truly delightful sipping experience.

  • Sri lanka Tea

    Tea Production in Srilanka, formerly Ceylon, is of high importance to the Sri Lankan economy and the world market. Sri lanka is the world's fourth largest exporter of tea and the industry is one of the country's main sources of foreign exchange and a significant source of income for the country.

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