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Bohea

[ boh-hee ]
/ boʊˈhi /
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noun

an inferior grade of black tea.

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Origin of Bohea

1695–1705; <dialectal Chinese (Fujian) Bu-i, mountains on the border of Fujian and Jiangxi provinces, where the tea is grown
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British Dictionary definitions for Bohea

bohea
/ (bəʊˈhiː) /

noun

a black Chinese tea, once regarded as the choicest, but now as an inferior grade

Word Origin for bohea

C18: from Chinese (Fukien dialect) bu-i, from Mandarin Chinese Wu-i Shan range of hills on which this tea was grown
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