This special large-leaf orange pekoe delivers a rich, complex flavor. It’s sweet with a tangy finish. The "orange" in Orange Pekoe is not a fruit. In the tea industry, "Orange Pekoe" is a term used in grading tea leaves, specifically as it relates to the size or "cut" of black tea. These are the newer, smaller leaves of the plant. It's a grading that reflects quality, hand-plucked tea.