Bohea

Bohea

[boh-hee]
noun
an inferior grade of black tea.

Origin:
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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bohea (bəʊˈhiː)
 
n
a black Chinese tea, once regarded as the choicest, but now as an inferior grade
 
[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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