bohea

noun, often capitalized
bo·​hea | \ bō-ˈhē How to pronounce bohea (audio) \

Definition of bohea

: a black tea

First Known Use of bohea

1692, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bohea

Chinese (Fujian) Bú-î, hills in China where it was grown

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“Bohea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bohea. Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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