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Last Updated: Apr. 2, 2012 

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.


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.

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Bohea Imperial Organic from Upton Tea Imports

Style: Bohea – Region: Fujian, China
Aug. 25th, 2011

The leaves are small and tightly twisted/rolled and give off quite a smokey aroma, which dissapates as the tea brews. It does so even more in the taste, which is fairly light, smooth, creamy and just a wee bit smokey. There are hints of cocoa and roasted vegetables. It really is an excellent tea, but on the expensiv...

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