- a variety of black tea grown in India and Sri Lanka.
Origin of souchong
1750–60; < Chinese dial. (Guangdong) síu-júng, akin to Chinese xiǎozhǒng literally, small sort
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Examples from the Web for souchong
Where is she to buy her souchong, or her strong waters, except from us!Micah Clarke
Arthur Conan Doyle
It is not correct to say that the Souchong is an inferior tea.
These names in England are corrupted into congo, and souchong.The Book of Curiosities
Why, all the fellows will be asking which of us is pepper, and which Souchong?The Pillars of the House, Vol. I (of 2)
Charlotte M. Yonge
He had been a tea-merchant for a little longer, but had soon tired of pekoe and souchong.Lord Arthur Savile's Crime
- a black tea with large leaves
C18: from Chinese hsiao-chung small kind