twankay

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Etymology[edit]

From Chinese 屯溪 (Tunxi district, Huangshan City, Anhui Province, China).

Noun[edit]

twankay (countable and uncountable, plural twankays)

  1. (archaic) A variety of green tea.
    • 1827 December 1, The Asiatic Journal and Monthly Miscellany[1], 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[2], 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[3], volume 1, page 18:
      There is now scarcely any bohea or twankay imported (at least under those names) to what there was formerly.