twankay

twankay

(ˈtwaŋkeɪ)
n
(Cookery) a Chinese green tea
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Congou, ordinary 0 8 0 9 good ordinary 0 9 0 10 but middling 1 0 1 1 blackish leaf 1 4 1 6 ditto strong 1 7 1 9 ditto to extra fine 1 10 2 2 Souchong, ordinary 1 1 0 0 fair to fine 1 3 2 0 fmcst 2 6 10 Flowery Pekoe, fair to 1 6 1 8 good fine to finest 2 0 4 0 Caper, scented, in 0 9 2 0 boxes Orange Pekoe, plain 0 8 1 2 scented 0 0 0 0 Oolong, ordinary 0 9 0 11 fine to finest 1 0 2 0 Twankay, common to 1 3 1 6 good line to Ilyson kind 1 8 0 0 Hyson akin, common 1 0 1 3 good to fine 1 4 1 6 Hyson, ordinary.
This was actually a contemporary reference to Twankay Tea, a fashionable brew from that year.
Exams, cups, prizes, certificates abounded, proving to the world that candidates knew the difference between Congou, Oolong, Souchong and Twankay.