pekoe

pekoe

[pee-koh]
noun
a superior kind of black tea from Sri Lanka, India, and Java, made from leaves coarser than those used for orange pekoe.

Origin:
1705–15; < dialectal Chinese (Xiamen) pek-ho, akin to Chinese báu white + hòu empress

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pekoe (ˈpiːkəʊ)
 
n
a high-quality tea made from the downy tips of the young buds of the tea plant
 
[C18: from Chinese (Amoy) peh ho, from peh white + ho down]

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