Definition of bohea in English:

bohea

noun

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

    • ‘Last Night 3 Cargoes of Bohea Tea were emptied into the Sea.’
    • ‘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.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation:

bohea

/bəʊˈhiː/