sou·​chong ˈsü-ˌchȯŋ How to pronounce souchong (audio)
: a tea made from the larger older leaves of the shoot

Word History


of Chinese origin; akin to Chinese (Beijing) xiǎozhǒng, literally, small sort

First Known Use

1750, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of souchong was in 1750

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Cite this Entry

“Souchong.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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