Bohea meaning

bō-hē'
A black Chinese tea, originally the choicest grade but later an inferior variety.
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A black tea from China. Originally referred to a high quality tea, now refers to a lower-grade tea.
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Origin of bohea

  • From Chinese (Amoy or a closely related dialect) Bú î (soan) , the Wuyi mountain range, located on the border of Jiangxi and Fujian provinces, where prized teas are grown akin to Mandarin Wǔ yí (shān)
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Bú-î, a local pronunciation of 武夷 (WÇ”yí), for the Wuyi Mountains in Fujian, where the tea is grown.
    From Wiktionary