- a Chinese green tea dried and prepared from twisted leaves, especially of the early crop (young hyson).
Origin of hyson
Examples from the Web for hyson
Historical Examples of hyson
The Hyson, moreover, had no force on board of any importance.The Life of Gordon, Volume I
Demetrius Charles Boulger
Hyson, from the Chinese word He-tchune, which means, flourishing spring.Mrs. Hale's Receipts for the Million
Sarah Josepha Hale
Still, I'll engage I am tory enough yet to like the smell of hyson.Horse-Shoe Robinson
John Pendleton Kennedy
Some familiar kinds of green tea are hyson, Japan, and gunpowder.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5
Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
Pity these 'Hyson Mundungo' men, as Jack calls them, shouldn't have their eyes about 'em as well as on the log-slate!
- a Chinese green tea, the early crop of which is known as young hyson and the inferior leaves as hyson skin