The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #54643   Message #270973
Posted By: Malcolm Douglas
03-Aug-00 - 10:03 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Bonnie Hieland Laddy / Highland Laddie
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bonnie Hieland Laddie
Popular in the 18th. century; Alexander Pope mentions it a lot.  Black as opposed to green tea, and latterly used of the lowest quality leaf.  The word is supposed to derive from the Wu-i hills in China.