Definition of bohea in English:

Share this entry

bohea

Pronunciation: /bəʊˈhiː/

noun

[mass noun]
A black China tea that comes from the last crop of the season and is usually regarded as of low quality.
Example sentences
  • The leaf of green tea is both of the color, shape, and size of a bay leaf; that of bohea is smaller, softer, and of a darker color.
  • Last Night 3 Cargoes of Bohea Tea were emptied into the Sea.

Origin

Early 18th century: named after the Bu-yi ( Wuyi) hills in China, from where black tea first came to Britain.

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.