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Updated: Apr. 2, 2012 

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About Bohea

Slightly Curled, Wiry Black Tea Leaves with Golden Tips
Panyang Bohea Select
from Upton Tea
Bohea, sometimes called Bohea souchong or Lapsang Bohea, is a type of black tea originating in the Wuyi mountains in Fujian, China. The name "Bohea" is the same as the name Wuyi (武夷), just a different romanization from Western culture, which often has trouble representing the phonetics of Chinese names. Nowadays, in the tea world, Bohea refers to the style of tea, and Wuyi refers to the mountainous region in which the tea originated.

Bohea is famous for being the type of tea thrown overboard in the Boston Tea Party.[1] Bohea tea comes from a particular varietal of the tea plant.[2]

The aroma of Bohea is smoky, similar to lapsang souchong. Like other souchongs, it is made from larger, mature leaves of the tea plant, with no tips. It thus tends to be lower in caffeine than standard grades of black tea, such as orange pekoe.

References:

1. What kind of tea was destroyed at the Boston Tea Party?, Boston Tea Party Historical Society, Retrieved Oct. 20, 2009.

2. Diana Rosen, Teas of Yore: Bohea, Hyson and Congou, TeaMuse, Oct, 2003.

Best Bohea

The notion of the "best" Bohea is subjective, because different people have different tastes. We present the most often-rated and highest-rated teas in this category, and allow you to draw your own conclusions.

Most Often-Rated Teas

Picture of ZK72: Bohea Imperial Organic

ZK72: Bohea Imperial Organic

Brand:Upton Tea Imports
Region:Fujian, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
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Examples of Bohea

The following are examples of the 7 selections of Bohea in our database.

Picture of ZP97: Panyang Bohea Select

ZP97: Panyang Bohea Select

Brand:Upton Tea Imports
Region:China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
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Bohea Organic

Brand:Teas Etc
Region:Fujian, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
Picture of Organic Bohea Lapsang Black Tea

Organic Bohea Lapsang Black Tea

Brand:JING Tea
Region:Fujian, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
Picture of ZK72: Bohea Imperial Organic

ZK72: Bohea Imperial Organic

Brand:Upton Tea Imports
Region:Fujian, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose

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