Definition of bohea in English:


Pronunciation /bōˈhē/ /boʊˈhi/


  • A black China tea that comes from the last crop of the season and is usually regarded as of low quality.

    ‘The leaf of green tea is both of the color, shape, and size of a bay leaf; that of bohea is smaller, softer, and of a darker color.’
    • ‘Last Night 3 Cargoes of Bohea Tea were emptied into the Sea.’


Early 18th century named after the Bu-yi (Wuyi) hills in China, from where black tea first came to Britain.