Definition of hyson in English:

hyson

noun

  • A type of green China tea.

    • ‘It was not unusual for dealers to have several grades of hyson tea.’
    • ‘Young Hyson is made with early-harvested tea leaves twisted in a long, thin style.’

Origin

Mid 18th century: from Chinese xīchūn, literally ‘bright spring’.

Pronunciation

hyson

/ˈhīsən//ˈhaɪsən/