Bohea Fine Tea 1oz Envelope
Bohea tea, (pronounced “Boo-hee”), was by far the largest tea import during colonial times. Sometimes called Bohea Souchong or Lapsang Bohea, the blend originated in China with trade to the British and Dutch East India Companies. It was so popular that the word bohea became the slang term for tea. The blend varied wildly, consisting of broken orange pekoe, pekoe, and souchong dumped in a pile and then sifted, typically the scrap tea of lower quality leaves, but was considered high quality by the colonists.
In the Boston Tea Party, 242 chests of Bohea were destroyed.
Notes: Smoky, winey, warm. Lighter smoky flavor than lapsang souchong.
Contents: 1 Ounce Net Weight - Pekoe and Souchong Black Tea Leaves
Brews 30 cups
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I love tea, particularly teas with bold flavors that do not need a sweetener added. This tea has a bold smoke flavor which I enjoy on meats but did not particularly care for in a beverage. The information about this tea in colonial times was very interesting and I am glad I tried it because it gave me incite to the palate of the Pilgrims.