- Souchong: Bold, round leaves yielding
somewhat pale liquors.
- Pekoe: Leaves are shorter and less wiry
than Ornage Pekoe, but the liquors often have more color.
- Orange Pekoe: Thin, wiry leaves, sometimes
with yellow "tip" (bud leaf). The liquors are somewhat
- Broken Pekoe Souchong : Larger than Broken
Pekoe and paler in the cup. Often used as a filler in blends.
- Broken Pekoe: More color in liquor than Broken
Pekoe Souchong; often used as filler in blends.
- Broken Orange Pekoe: Quite obviously smaller
than leaf grades, it often contains tip, and yields liquors with
good color and strength; consequently is much in demand for blends.
- Fannings: In some grading systems, also known
as Broken Ornage Pekoe Fannings. Much smaller than Broken Orange
Pekoe. Gives quick brews with good color; consequently is also
sought for blends.
- Dust: The smallest grade produced, used for
strong, quick-brewing blends.