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Meaning of TEA

Pronunciation:  tee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  (British) a light midafternoon meal of tea and sandwiches or cakes; "an Englishman would interrupt a war to have his afternoon tea"
  2. [n]  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"
  3. [n]  a beverage made by steeping tea leaves in water; "iced tea is a cooling drink"
  4. [n]  a reception or party at which tea is served; "we met at the Dean's tea for newcomers"
  5. [n]  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"

TEA is a 3 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: afternoon tea, Camellia sinensis, tea leaf, teatime
 See Also: beverage, black tea, bush, caffein, caffeine, cambric tea, Camellia sinensis, cuppa, cupper, drink, drinkable, genus Camellia, green tea, herb, herb tea, herbal tea, ice tea, iced tea, meal, oolong, potable, reception, repast, shrub, tea, tea, tea bag, tea leaf



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Tea\, n. [Chin. tsh[=a], Prov. Chin. te: cf. F. th['e].]
    1. The prepared leaves of a shrub, or small tree ({Thea, or
       Camellia, Chinensis}). The shrub is a native of China, but
       has been introduced to some extent into some other
    Note: Teas are classed as green or black, according to their
          color or appearance, the kinds being distinguished also
          by various other characteristic differences, as of
          taste, odor, and the like. The color, flavor, and
          quality are dependent upon the treatment which the
          leaves receive after being gathered. The leaves for
          green tea are heated, or roasted slightly, in shallow
          pans over a wood fire, almost immediately after being
          gathered, after which they are rolled with the hands
          upon a table, to free them from a portion of their
          moisture, and to twist them, and are then quickly
          dried. Those intended for black tea are spread out in
          the air for some time after being gathered, and then
          tossed about with the hands until they become soft and
          flaccid, when they are roasted for a few minutes, and
          rolled, and having then been exposed to the air for a
          few hours in a soft and moist state, are finally dried
          slowly over a charcoal fire. The operation of roasting
          and rolling is sometimes repeated several times, until
          the leaves have become of the proper color. The
          principal sorts of green tea are Twankay, the poorest
          kind; Hyson skin, the refuse of Hyson; Hyson, Imperial,
          and Gunpowder, fine varieties; and Young Hyson, a
          choice kind made from young leaves gathered early in
          the spring. Those of black tea are Bohea, the poorest
          kind; Congou; Oolong; Souchong, one of the finest
          varieties; and Pekoe, a fine-flavored kind, made
          chiefly from young spring buds. See {Bohea}, {Congou},
          {Gunpowder tea}, under {Gunpowder}, {Hyson}, {Oolong},
          and {Souchong}. --K. Johnson. Tomlinson.
    Note: ``No knowledge of . . . [tea] appears to have reached
          Europe till after the establishment of intercourse
          between Portugal and China in 1517. The Portuguese,
          however, did little towards the introduction of the
          herb into Europe, and it was not till the Dutch
          established themselves at Bantam early in 17th century,
          that these adventurers learned from the Chinese the
          habit of tea drinking, and brought it to Europe.''
          --Encyc. Brit.
    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.
    {Arabian tea}, the leaves of {Catha edulis}; also (Bot.), the
       plant itself. See {Kat}.
    {Assam tea}, tea grown in Assam, in India, originally brought
       there from China about the year 1850.
    {Australian}, or {Botany Bay}, {tea} (Bot.), a woody clambing
       plant ({Smilax glycyphylla}).
    {Brazilian tea}.
       (a) The dried leaves of {Lantana pseodothea}, used in
           Brazil as a substitute for tea.
       (b) The dried leaves of {Stachytarpheta mutabilis}, used
           for adulterating tea, and also, in Austria, for
           preparing a beverage.
    {Labrador tea}. (Bot.) See under {Labrador}.
    {New Jersey tea} (Bot.), an American shrub, the leaves of
       which were formerly used as a substitute for tea; redroot.
       See {Redroot}.
    {New Zealand tea}. (Bot.) See under {New Zealand}.
    {Oswego tea}. (Bot.) See {Oswego tea}.
    {Paraguay tea}, mate. See 1st {Mate}.
    {Tea board}, a board or tray for holding a tea set.
    {Tea bug} (Zo["o]l.), an hemipterous insect which injures the
       tea plant by sucking the juice of the tender leaves.
    {Tea caddy}, a small box for holding tea.
    {Tea chest}, a small, square wooden case, usually lined with
       sheet lead or tin, in which tea is imported from China.
    {Tea clam} (Zo["o]l.), a small quahaug. [Local, U. S.]
    {Tea garden}, a public garden where tea and other
       refreshments are served.
    {Tea plant} (Bot.), any plant, the leaves of which are used
       in making a beverage by infusion; specifically, {Thea
       Chinensis}, from which the tea of commerce is obtained.
    {Tea rose} (Bot.), a delicate and graceful variety of the
       rose ({Rosa Indica}, var. {odorata}), introduced from
       China, and so named from its scent. Many varieties are now
    {Tea service}, the appurtenances or utensils required for a
       tea table, -- when of silver, usually comprising only the
       teapot, milk pitcher, and sugar dish.
    {Tea set}, a tea service.
    {Tea table}, a table on which tea furniture is set, or at
       which tea is drunk.
    {Tea taster}, one who tests or ascertains the quality of tea
       by tasting.
    {Tea tree} (Bot.), the tea plant of China. See {Tea plant},
    {Tea urn}, a vessel generally in the form of an urn or vase,
       for supplying hot water for steeping, or infusing, tea.
  2. \Tea\, v. i.
    To take or drink tea. [Colloq.]
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are making or drinking tea, represents satisfaction and contentment in your life. You are taking your time with regards to some relationship or situation.