[ boh-hee ]
/ boʊˈhi /


an inferior grade of black tea.

Origin of Bohea

1695–1705; < dialectal Chinese (Fujian) Bu-i, mountains on the border of Fujian and Jiangxi provinces, where the tea is grown Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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/ (bəʊˈhiː) /


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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