Oliver Pluff & Co bohea teabags

$ 6.50

Bohea tea- Teabags in Signature Tea 

Bohea is a distinctive black tea blend with a light smoky flavor. So popular in colonial times that bohea became the common word for tea.

Description:  Bohea tea, (pronounced “Boo-hee” - Ukers 510), 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. 

Notes:  Smoky, winey, warm.  Lighter smoky flavor than lapsang souchong.

History:  In the Boston Tea Party, 242 chests of Bohea were destroyed.  

Source: Oliver Pluff & Co. offers the historical black tea bohea blend. Originally from the Wuyi Mountains in Fujian, China, the name Bohea is the same as the name Wuyi (武夷). The modern tea market offers tea from the Bohea (Wuyi) region, as well as the historical black tea blend version. 

Size/Weight:  6 teabags. Teabag material is a non-GMO, all natural, plant based product that is fully biodegradable. 

Hand packaged in Charleston, South Carolina by Oliver Pluff & Co.

They started by answering the question, "What tea was thrown in the harbor during the Boston Tea Party and what did they drink after they finished?" They recreated the blends and tell the stories of these historic American beverages for National Parks, historical sites, gourmet markets, and direct to consumers. Our line comes hand-packaged in signature artisan tins. They connect people to the early American experience and to great cups of tea!