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- (archaic) A variety of green tea.
- 1827 December 1, The Asiatic Journal and Monthly Miscellany, volume 24, page 798:
- Hyson, including superior Twankay, at 3s.
- 1837, “On Dietetic Chemistry”, in Magazine of Popular Science, and Journal of the Useful Arts, volume 3, page 252:
- The varieties of green tea are, twankay, and several kinds of hyson: the former is a coarse article.
- 1856, Leone Levi, Annals of British Legislation, volume 1, page 18:
- There is now scarcely any bohea or twankay imported (at least under those names) to what there was formerly.