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Colonial Bohea - Loose Tea in Signature Tea Tin

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Colonial Bohea- 3oz Loose Tea in Signature Tea Tin

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:  3oz loose tea, sealed in matte black signature tea tin

Hand Blended and Packaged by Oliver Pluff & Co. Charleston, South Carolina

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Oliver Pluff & Company is a fine purveyor of teas, toddies, and coffees. We started by asking the questions, "What tea was thrown in the harbor during the Boston Tea Party and what did they drink after they finished?" And then we went to find and recreate the blends that tell the stories of these historic American beverages. We offer our products to National Parks, historical sites, gift box companies and gourmet markets in hand-packaged in signature tins. We connect people to the early American experience and to great cups of tea! So share a cup of history with Oliver Pluff! Oliver Pluff & Company is a Veteran Owned Small Business.
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