Colonial Bohea - Loose Leaf Tea | Oliver Pluff & Co. | InRugCo – InRugCo Studio & Gift Shop
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Colonial Bohea - Loose Leaf Tea | Oliver Pluff & Co.

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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. 



Contents 

  • Black Tea Leaves
  • 3 oz. / 85g Loose Tea
  • Brewing Tip: 195° for 3-5 minutes

Oliver Pluff & Company is a Veteran Owned Small Business, located in Charleston, South Carolina. 

As a colonial tea importer and blender, Oliver Pluff & Company seeks out the same tea gardens that supplied the British East India Company in the markets at Canton, China in the 17th and 18th centuries.

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