Updated: Apr. 2, 2012
Panyang Bohea Select
from Upton Tea
Bohea is famous for being the type of tea thrown overboard in the Boston Tea Party. Bohea tea comes from a particular varietal of the tea plant.
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.
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.
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.
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Examples of Bohea
The following are examples of the 7 selections of Bohea in our database.