from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An eastern Asian evergreen shrub or small tree (Camellia sinensis) having fragrant, nodding, cup-shaped white flowers and glossy leaves.
- n. The young, dried leaves of this plant, prepared by various processes and used to make a hot beverage.
- n. An aromatic, slightly bitter beverage made by steeping tea leaves in boiling water.
- n. Any of various beverages, made as by steeping the leaves of certain plants or by extracting an infusion especially from beef.
- n. Any of various plants having leaves used to make a tealike beverage.
- n. A tea rose.
- n. Chiefly British An afternoon refreshment consisting usually of sandwiches and cakes served with tea.
- n. Chiefly British High tea.
- n. An afternoon reception or social gathering at which tea is served.
- n. Slang Marijuana.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The dried leaves or buds of the tea plant, Camellia sinensis.
- n. The drink made by infusing these dried leaves or buds in hot water.
- n. A variety of the tea plant
- n. By extension, any drink made by infusing parts of various other plants.
- n. A cup of any one of these drinks, often with a small amount of milk or cream added and sweetened with sugar or honey.
- n. A glass of iced tea, typically served with ice cubes and sometimes with a slice or wedge of lemon.
- n. A light meal eaten mid-afternoon, typically with tea.
- n. The main evening meal, irrespective of whether tea is drunk with it.
- n. The break in play between the second and third sessions.
- n. Marijuana.
- v. To drink tea
- v. To take afternoon tea (the light meal)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The prepared leaves of a shrub, or small tree (Thea Chinensis or Camellia Chinensis). The shrub is a native of China, but has been introduced to some extent into some other countries.
- n. A decoction or infusion of tea leaves in boiling water.
- n. Any infusion or decoction, especially when made of the dried leaves of plants
- n. The evening meal, at which tea is usually served; supper.
- intransitive v. To take or drink tea.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A product consisting of the prepared leaves of the tea-plant (see def. 2), of various kinds and qualities depending chiefly on the method of treatment.
- n. The tea-plant, Camellia theifera, often named Thea Sinensis (or Chinensis).
- n. An infusion of the prepared leaves of the tea-plant, used as a beverage, in Great Britain and America commonly with the addition of a little milk or sugar, or both, in continental Europe often with a little spirit, in Russia with lemon, and in China and neighboring countries without any admixture.
- n. A similar infusion of the leaves, roots, etc., of various other plants, used either medicinally or as a beverage: generally with a qualifying word. See phrases below.
- n. The evening meal, at which tea is usually served; also, an afternoon entertainment at which tea is served: as, a five o'clock tea. See high tea, under high.
- n. Urine.
- n. Same as mate.
- n. See Psoralea.
- To take tea.
- To give tea to; serve with tea: as, to dine and tea a party of friends.
- See tae.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a light midafternoon meal of tea and sandwiches or cakes
- n. a beverage made by steeping tea leaves in water
- n. a tropical evergreen shrub or small tree extensively cultivated in e.g. China and Japan and India; source of tea leaves
- n. a reception or party at which tea is served
- n. dried leaves of the tea shrub; used to make tea
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-- When tea is desired for afternoon serving or when it is to be prepared at the table, a _tea ball_ is the most satisfactory utensil to use.
A _tea cozy_ is a convenient device to use when tea is served from the pot.
The Chinese are in the habit of adulterating some of their tea for the market, but they are honest enough to call it in their language _lie tea_.
"four-o'clock tea" rather blotted out one of the prettiest features of the English tea, that of the graceful garment the _tea gown_.
The jasmine tea was replaced with a rare pomelo blossom perfumed tea*, which seems to have captured the essence of Charisma more fully – including it’s rounded floralcy and pungent aroma from the kewda and spearmint.
Anyway, two things actually make most of this irrelevant…first up, I only drink tea and won’t pay more than fifty pence for it under most circumstances its a social habit..tea is for sitting around other peoples houses with…that’s my opinion. therefore my personal boycott is entirely irrelevant and not even vaguely threatening to Starbuck’s.
Over the weekend, Mr. Kerry showed a sharper edge, blaming House Republicans for blocking a broad deficit-reduction deal that would have included tax increases and using the term tea party downgrade'' to describe a credit firm's decision to strip U.S. debt of its triple-A rating.
White tea is produced in lesser quantities than most of the other styles, and can be correspondingly more expensive than tea from the same plant processed by other methods.
The phrase "tea party fail" implies a possibility that they could do something that didn't fail.