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Meaning & Definition of Tea in English

English

Tea

/ti/

noun

1. A beverage made by steeping tea leaves in water

  • "Iced tea is a cooling drink"
    synonym:
  • tea

2. A light midafternoon meal of tea and sandwiches or cakes

  • "An englishman would interrupt a war to have his afternoon tea"
    synonym:
  • tea
  • ,
  • afternoon tea
  • ,
  • teatime

3. 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"
    synonym:
  • tea
  • ,
  • Camellia sinensis

4. A reception or party at which tea is served

  • "We met at the dean's tea for newcomers"
    synonym:
  • tea

5. 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"
    synonym:
  • tea
  • ,
  • tea leaf

Examples of using

"Do you prefer tea or coffee?" "Neither. I prefer milk".
He brought me a coffee, in spite of that I'd asked for a tea.
I'd like to drink a cup of tea.