Definitions of tea

  1. ( British) a light midafternoon meal of tea and sandwiches or cakes; " an Englishman would interrupt a war to have his afternoon tea"
  2. a tropical evergreen shrub or small tree extensively cultivated in e. g. China and Japan and India; source of tea leaves; " tea has fragrant white flowers"
  3. dried leaves of the tea shrub; used to make tea; " the store shelves held many different kinds of tea"; " they threw the tea into Boston harbor"
  4. a beverage made by steeping tea leaves in water; " iced tea is a cooling drink"
  5. a reception or party at which tea is served; " we met at the Dean's tea for newcomers"
  6. a light midafternoon meal of tea and sandwiches or cakes; " an Englishman would interrupt a war to have his afternoon tea"
  7. A decoction or infusion of tea leaves in boiling water; as, tea is a common beverage.
  8. Any infusion or decoction, especially when made of the dried leaves of plants; as, sage tea; chamomile tea; catnip tea.
  9. The evening meal, at which tea is usually served; supper.
  10. To take or drink tea.
  11. The prepared leaves of a shrub, or small tree ( Thea, Camellia, Chinensis). The shrub is a native of China, but has been introduced to some extent into some other countries.
  12. The infusion of leaves of CAMELLIA SINENSIS ( formerly Thea sinensis) as a beverage, the familiar Oriental tea, which contains CATECHIN ( especially epigallocatechin gallate) and CAFFEINE.
  13. A shrub or small tree cultivated in China, etc., for its leaves; the dried leaves of the tea plant; the drink obtained by pouring hot water on these leaves; in England, a late afternoon meal at which tea is served; in the United States, supper.
  14. 1. The dried leaves of Thea sinensis, a shrub of China and southern and southeastern Asia and Japan; its chief constituent, upon which its stimulating action largely depends, is the alkaloid theine ( caffeine) which is present in amount of from 1 to 4 per cent. 2. The infusion made by pouring boiling water upon tea leaves. 3. Any infusion or decoction made extemporaneously, usually with herbs used in domestic medicine, or with the " species" of the P. G.
  15. The dried leaves of a shrub in China and Japan: an infusion of the leaves in boiling water: any vegetable infusion.
  16. A Chinese shrub, or an infusion of its leaves; any vegetable infusion for drinking.
  17. An evergreen Chinese or Japanese shrub. Teaplant.
  18. The prepared leaves of this plant, or an infusion of them.
  19. A light evening meal.
  20. The dried leaves of the tea- tree, the produce of China and the East; a decoction or infusion of tea- leaves in boiling water; any infusion or decoction of vegetables; the afternoon repast.

Quotes of tea

  1. I think that, you know, when we start talking about the Tea Party, people want to marginalize that into some kind of organization or party, but it really isn't. – Sharron Angle
  2. Old maids sweeten their tea with scandal. – Josh Billings
  3. I was often very, incredibly naughty, and if I didn't come home at tea time I used to be sent to bed without any dinner. But people used to bring me things: I was better fed in bed. – Diane Cilento
  4. Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea – Henry Fielding
  5. There's a lot of things we can do to balance out what Obama's done and going forward show the American people the Republican Party can govern. I want a coalition of tea party people, independents, moderate Democrats trying to find a way to move this country forward before we become Greece. – Lindsey Graham
  6. Under certain circumstances there are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea – Henry James
  7. They pay little attention to what we say and prefer to read tea leaves. – Nikita Khrushchev
  8. It became extremely important that we go and see the four heads of the governments, and the message was delivered, with the tea packets, to all these heads. – Satish Kumar
  9. My biographer said that my parties reminded them of a vicarage tea party, with sex thrown in. – Cynthia Payne
  10. It has been well said that tea is suggestive of a thousand wants, from which spring the decencies and luxuries of civilization. – Agnes Repplier
  11. They played Boston. They played at the Boston Tea Party and through an amazing chain of events I got to hang out with them backstage even though I was underage. – Jonathan Richman
  12. Remember the Tea Party movement didn't get started in September of 2008 when the bank bailout was passed. It really began on Feb. 19th, 2009 when a television commentator named Rick Santelli stood up and said what the hell are we doing bailing out people who couldn't afford a mortgage by taking money from people like me who are prudent? – Karl Rove
  13. Voters did say 'repeal health care,' they did say 'reduce the size of government.' But not a single one of them from the tea party or anywhere said 'give tax breaks to the wealthiest.' – Charles Schumer
  14. Tea does our fancy aid, Repress those vapours which the head invade, And keeps that palace of the soul serene. – Edmund Waller

Usage examples for tea

  1. But they all like tea from my hands. – The Guests Of Hercules by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  2. Shall I give you some more tea – At Love's Cost by Charles Garvice
  3. Now, Mrs. Jolliffe, make your tea first, and then begin. – Madam Crowl's Ghost and The Dead Sexton by Joseph Sheridan LeFanu
  4. I will not tell you anything till I have had my tea – Hildegarde's Home by Laura E. Richards
  5. " I think I'll miss tea Mrs. Orgreave," she said. – Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett
  6. But I should like some tea before we start, Barbara. – East Lynne by Mrs. Henry Wood
  7. We had tea there- at least, I did. – In the Bishop's Carriage by Miriam Michelson
  8. She was going to a different tea party. – Aurora the Magnificent by Gertrude Hall
  9. What business had you to go to tea with her at all, I should like to know? – Betty Trevor by Mrs. G. de Horne Vaizey
  10. See you at tea time, then. – The Whirligig of Time by Wayland Wells Williams
  11. We went after tea – The Allen House or Twenty Years Ago and Now by T. S. Arthur
  12. Is tea all ready? – Outpost by J.G. Austin
  13. They make quite good tea in this hotel!" – Lalage's Lovers 1911 by George A. Birmingham
  14. Tea must be made right at first, if it is ever to be right. – A Red Wallflower by Susan Warner
  15. I hope you'll like the tea – Molly Brown's Sophomore Days by Nell Speed
  16. I'm sure tea must be ready. – His Big Opportunity by Amy Le Feuvre
  17. If I'm not back, go in all the same, and tell them to bring you tea – Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope
  18. I do not take tea I thank you much. – The Limit by Ada Leverson
  19. Then he had him sit down and drink tea – The Chinese Fairy Book by Various
  20. You must come and have tea with Maud. – Charles Rex by Ethel M. Dell

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