American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A grade of Chinese black tea, obtained from the fifth and largest leaf gathered from a shoot tip of a tea plant.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A grade of black tea produced in China, being the third picking during the season.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Black tea, of higher grade (finer leaf and less dusty) than the present bohea. Also called
English breakfast tea. See tea.
- n. black tea grown in China
- Chinese (Amoy) kong hu (te), elaborately prepared (tea), corresponding to Chinese (Mandarin) gōngfu (chá), from gōngfu, worksmanship; see kung fu. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“Rose congou tea, Morning temperature 38 balmy degrees, even when I had the dog out at sunrise.”
“For example: rose congou is achieved by layering rose petals among black China tea.”
“Also, rosewater Turkish delight with rose congou tea is very nice.”
“Assam in the morning and rose congou in the afternoon?”
“Some well-known brands of black tea are _China congou_, or _English breakfast_, _Formosa_, _oolong_, and the various”
“She indulged in two crumpets and a dash of rum in the congou.”
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“In order of quality the Ceylon grades are: orange pekoe, pekoe, pekoe-souchong, souchong, congou, and dust.”
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