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an inferior grade of black tea.
Historical Examples

A Treatise on Foreign Teas Hugh Smith
Tea Leaves Various
Customs and Fashions in Old New England Alice Morse Earle
Tea Leaves Various
Tea and Tea Drinking Arthur Reade
Mind Amongst the Spindles Various
Home Life in Colonial Days Alice Morse Earle
The Book of Curiosities I. Platts
St. Ronan’s Well Sir Walter Scott
Club Life of London, Volume II (of 2) John Timbs

a black Chinese tea, once regarded as the choicest, but now as an inferior grade


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