A commitment to excellence first begins with a commitment to simplicity. This is the foundation on which Pekoe has been conceived, developed, and brought to fruition. Each member of our team embodies the desire to welcome you, serve you, engage with you and leave a simple, pleasant memory of your experience with us.
If it’s anything but, we are committed to doing everything in our power to make it better. That’s who we are. That’s what we believe. That’s what we are here to do.
We just happen to be serving really good tea and baked goods.
- Orange Pekoe is a classification of black tea based upon the origin of the leaf.
To be classified as Pekoe, the tea must be composed purely of the new flushes – a flush being the leaf bud plucked with two youngest and delicate leaves. The “Orange” is most likely a reference to the royal family, “House of Orange”. The Dutch East India Company brought teas to Europe, and the best of the black teas was reserved for the Royal Family.
- Pekoe is also sometimes pronounced ‘pek-ho’ and is derived from a word for a special kind of Chinese tea, meaning white downy hair which refers to the down-like hairs on the tea leaves that are the youngest, smallest, and the most delicate on the plant.