Tea Grading Explained
Orange Pekoe (OP) A good quality tea, consisting of large leaf pieces. Used for teas from Sri Lanka or south India.
Flowery Orange Pekoe (FOP) Similar to OP, but used for teas from the rest of India or other regions.
Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe (GFOP) A higher quality tea, that includes the golden tips of the young buds leaves.
Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe (TGFOP) Similar to GFOP, but with an even higher proportion of golden tips.
Fine Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe (FTGFOP) Extremely high quality TGFOP.
Broken Orange Pekoe (BOP) Tea with many small or broken pieces of leaves.
Fannings / Dust The tiny bits and pieces, usually leftovers from processing. Commonly found in tea bags.