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noun tea pronunciation in American English /ti/
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singulartea
pluralteas
  1. 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.

    1. a.
      [countable] mainly British a cup of tea

      Two teas, please.

  2. 3
    [uncountable] British informal a small meal consisting of sandwiches, etc. that is eaten in the afternoon with tea

    They were having afternoon tea in the garden.

    1. a.
      supper

      What would you like for your tea?

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