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A type of Chinese green tea with twisted leaves.

[Ultimately (perhaps via Dutch or French) from Cantonese hei1 ceon1; akin to Mandarin xī chūn : , bright (from Middle Chinese xi) + xūn, spring (from Middle Chinese tʂyn).]
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(Cookery) a Chinese green tea, the early crop of which is known as young hyson and the inferior leaves as hyson skin
[C18: from Chinese (Cantonese) hei-ch'un bright spring]
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Noun1.hyson - a Chinese green tea with twisted leaves
green tea - tea leaves that have been steamed and dried without fermenting
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And tell Hyson to bring up some liqueurs, will you!
Nottingham, we're going to have an incredible 10 days together!" Held from Friday, April 26, until Sunday, May 5, the festival will feature events across the city at venues including Lakeside Arts Centre, Debbie Bryan tearoom and shop, New Art Exchange in Hyson Green, and Metronome.
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Two samurai swords were among danger weapons left at Radford Road Police Station in Hyson Green, Notts, while in west Berkshire, sickening images show knives - including a meat cleaver - piled up after being tipped out of amnesty bins.
Lots happening Colin Hyson rehearses for The Wee Spree festival with school kids Gordon McCallum, Callum Gemmell, Holly Beggs and Imogen Hunter
Esrom Ghide, 20, was attacked in Hyson Green, Nottingham, at 5.40pm on September 5.
Tere Ingente, spokesperson of 4th Infantry Division, identified the surrenderee as alias Bong or Hyson, 24, a resident of Sitio Brazil, Barangay Mat-i, Surigao City.
Fusing together the writing duo of Jazz FM Vocalist of the Year (2016) Lauren Kinsella and composer/ multi-instrumentalist Chris Hyson, Snowpoet bring song-writing to a new setting.
MUSIC Snowpoet Formed around songwriters Lauren Kinsella (a former JAZZFM Vocalist Of The Year) and multi-instrumentalist Chris Hyson, the six-piece band have recently released their second album.
"We had to reschedule three of our dates in Ireland to another time as we were struck by the 'Beast From The East' at Gatwick airport," recalls band co-founder Chris Hyson. "We were there for 10 hours and had to rethink all of our travel plans.