Definition of bohea in English:

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Pronunciation: /bōˈhē/


A black China tea that comes from the last crop of the season and is typically 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.


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

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Syllabification: bo·hea

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