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UK [tiː] / US [tɪ] noun
Word forms "tea":
singular tea plural teas
1) [uncountable] a hot brown drink made by pouring boiling water onto the dried leaves of the tea bush. The leaves are called tea leaves and can be bought in small paper bags called tea bags that are put into a cup or teapot

Do you want some more tea?

cup of tea:

I'd love a cup of tea.

a) [countable] a cup of tea

Two teas, please.

b) [uncountable] the dried cut leaves of the tea bush, used for making tea

a packet of tea

2)
a) [uncountable] a hot drink made by pouring boiling water onto the dried leaves, fruit, or flowers of other plants, especially herbs

a cup of camomile tea

b) [countable] a cup of this drink

a herbal tea

3)
a) [uncountable] British a meal eaten in the evening

What would you like for your tea?

b) informal a small meal consisting of sandwiches etc that is eaten in the afternoon with tea

They were having afternoon tea in the garden.

See:
cup I

English dictionary. 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

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