teatea /tiː/ ●●●S1W2 noun 🔊 🔊 1drink/leavesa)DFD[countable, uncountable] a hotbrowndrink made by pouringboiling water onto the dried leaves from a particular Asianbush, or a cup of this drink 🔊 Would you like a cup of tea or coffee? 🔊 Do you take milk and sugar in your tea? 🔊 I’d like two teas and a piece of chocolate cake, please.b)[uncountable]HBPDF dried, finely cut leaves that are used to make teac)[uncountable] bushes whose leaves are used to make tea 🔊 tea plantations2 →mint/camomile etc tea3meal [countable, uncountable] British Englisha)DFMEALa small meal of cake or biscuitseaten in the afternoon with a cup of tea 🔊 We serve lunch and afternoon tea. 🔊 We stopped for a cream tea on the way home (=tea and cream cakes).b)MEALused in some parts of Britain to mean a large meal that is eaten early in the evening 🔊 We had baked beans on toast for tea. →high tea4 →tea and sympathy → not be your cup of teaat cup1COLLOCATIONSphrasesa cup/mug of teaWould you like a cup of tea?a pot of teaShall I make a pot of tea?adjectiveshotThe tea was too hot to drink.sweetI poured Helen a mug of sweet tea and waited for her to answer. strongYou've made the tea too strong.weakYou have your tea weak, don't you Chris?black (=without milk)I ordered black tea and toast.white (=with milk)Two white teas and a coffee, please.milky (=with a lot of milk)I don't like my tea so milky.verbsdrink teaSusan sank into her chair and drank her tea.pour teaShe poured the tea and handed a cup to Cara.