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noun tea pronunciation in American English /ti/
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  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. b.
      [uncountable] the dried cut leaves of the tea bush, used for making tea
      a packet of tea
  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.
      What would you like for your tea?


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