Colonial Bohea Signature Tea

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A sip of history! The Colonial Bohea Signature Tea, (pronounced “Boo-hee”), was by far the largest tea imported 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.

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

Ingredients: Black tea leaves
  • 20 Teabags
  • Shelf Life: 3 Years
  • Hand Blended and Packaged in Charleston, South Carolina
Item Number: 22662