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Definition of Tea


  1. 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.
  2. A decoction or infusion of tea leaves in boiling water; as, tea is a common beverage.
  3. Any infusion or decoction, especially when made of the dried leaves of plants; as, sage tea; chamomile tea; catnip tea.
  4. The evening meal, at which tea is usually served; supper.
  5. To take or drink tea.

Tea Quotations

A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.
Eleanor Roosevelt

If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.
Abraham Lincoln

Where there's tea there's hope.
Arthur Wing Pinero

Never trust a man, who when left alone with a tea cosey... Doesn't try it on.
Billy Connolly

Tea, though ridiculed by those who are naturally coarse in their nervous sensibilities will always be the favorite beverage of the intellectual.
Thomas de Quincey
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Tea Translations

tea in Afrikaans is tee
tea in Danish is te
tea in Dutch is thee
tea in Finnish is tee
tea in German is Tee
tea in Hungarian is tea
tea in Norwegian is te
tea in Swedish is te
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