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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a coffee/tea break
▪ How about a coffee break?
a cream teaBritish English (= tea with small cakes called scones, that you eat with cream and jam)
a tea cup (also teacup)
▪ Mum put a tea cup and saucer on the table.
afternoon tea (=a light meal eaten in the afternoon with a cup of tea)
▪ Some people still have afternoon tea at 4 o'clock.
beef tea
cream tea
green tea
high tea
tea break
tea caddy
tea chest
tea cloth
tea cosy
tea garden
tea leaves
tea party
tea service
tea shop
tea towel
tea tree oil
tea urn
the tea ceremony (=a traditional ceremony in Japan for preparing and serving tea)
▪ It is Japan's leading school for teaching the tea ceremony.
▪ They competed to see who could eat most in the hotel restaurant and gorged themselves on Cornish cream teas.
▪ I had an uneventful cream soup and tea, disappointed to find that Juliana must have had the day off.
▪ The licensed Barn Restaurant is open for delicious home-cooked cakes, coffee, lunches and cream teas.
▪ Take cream tea on the lawn and the owner, Julian Peck, will serve you himself.
▪ An intermission was filled with several games of bingo and the day was rounded off with cream tea.
▪ After this highlight we cycled on roads back to base and to a cream tea in Dorchester.
▪ Lunches, cream teas, special dinners in gardens or unique Winery Restaurant.
▪ Here we indulged in a cream tea, no calorie counting at all!
▪ Whereas traditional politicians offer visitors green tea, the Reform of Heisei serves black coffee.
▪ The residents filled out a questionnaire in 1984 about their habits, including how much green tea they drank.
▪ It may be black or green tea flavoured with jasmine flowers, is very fragrant and is always drunk without milk.
▪ I ask if I might have some green tea and feel even better as I sip the bitter, warm liquid.
▪ Order a hot sake or green tea from the server.
▪ Zahara brought a cup of green tea.
▪ Some have shown green tea to be beneficial against disease, others have not.
▪ She pinched bruises on her daughter's inner arm, and had poured hot tea on both daughters.
▪ Either way the bread is good, especially when accompanied by a glass of milk, hot tea, or coffee.
▪ We sat by the dining-room fire drinking our hot tea.
▪ Janie had turned fourteen without a party, a noisemaker, or a hot cup of tea.
▪ She went downstairs, and sat cold and lonely in the kitchen, drinking hot tea.
▪ I too could use the equivalent of a cup of hot, sweet tea.
▪ Taff thrust a mug of very hot tea into my hands.
▪ After two minutes I was showered with hot tea and a selection of cakes from the next door cubicle.
▪ Pink curtains we had there and ever such a nice tea service.
▪ Teas Thanks go to the Inner Kent girls for arranging such a nice tea on the 21st June.
▪ You could drink a nice cup of tea, couldn't you?
▪ I make a very nice nettle tea, you know.
▪ Then she excused herself and went in search of a strong cup of tea.
▪ What we both need is a good strong cup of tea to wash it away.
▪ Tony ate his meat and potatoes and drank two cups of strong, sweet tea.
▪ Then we both had a good cry together, and felt a lot better after a good strong cup of tea.
▪ The conductress tried to console her with a glass of sweet, strong tea but without much success.
▪ Late hours and strong tea are no good for me.
▪ Plum cake and cheese and a mug of strong, black tea in case you were still falling apart.
▪ They chain-smoke harsh cigarettes and drink sweet tea, and argue over religion and politics.
▪ Fenella offered to make her some hot sweet tea and fetch some chocolate biscuits from downstairs to comfort her.
▪ I too could use the equivalent of a cup of hot, sweet tea.
▪ Tony ate his meat and potatoes and drank two cups of strong, sweet tea.
▪ Annie and Kelly sat drinking sweet tea in a noisy café in the centre of Newmarket.
▪ The conductress tried to console her with a glass of sweet, strong tea but without much success.
▪ They are paid $ 2 a month, and get one meal and several cups of sweet tea a day.
▪ I handed Mary and Dad their cups of sweet tea and they both smiled.
▪ However, a couple of houses serve afternoon teas in the Green Quarter.
▪ A votive candle is placed on the dozen or so tables, part of the ritual of late afternoon tea.
▪ Lunches and afternoon teas are available in the Brew House which is open on the same days as the house.
▪ She and her husband, Tom Goddard, a pastry chef, host afternoon teas and tea tastings at their shop.
▪ Lucy took afternoon tea at about four o'clock, and dinner at eight.
▪ They were in the middle of a leisurely Saturday lunch, the sort of meal that stretches imperceptibly into afternoon tea.
▪ But as he departed for the pantry the bell rang for afternoon tea to be served.
▪ Snacks and afternoon tea can be enjoyed on the sun terrace facing the Jungfrau mountain.
▪ At ten o'clock she gave him beef tea and brandy.
▪ She would send over beef tea and other delicacies to try and cheer them up.
▪ When the tea break comes everybody rushes to the model, holding their cups over the plan.
▪ During the tea break, I was able to chat with the doctor for a few minutes.
▪ At tea breaks and lunchtime I never saw him eat more than a bar of chocolate or a biscuit.
▪ Try to make coffee or tea breaks and all meal times a social occasion.
▪ We have no official tea break but sometimes one of us goes out and gets tea for the others.
▪ Only at the end of the tea break did it reappear again without a guard.
▪ And you even get a tea break without a floating plastic fly in the cup or a plate of rubber biscuits.
▪ It was during the tea break that Meredith began to feel agitated again.
▪ In the same tea chest he came across a cube-shaped case made of orange plastic.
▪ He fell on to the tea chest.
▪ He rested his hand on a cardboard box behind the tea chest and pushed himself up.
▪ On the left, near the end of the gangway, was a blue suitcase resting on top of a tea chest.
▪ There was a bench at one side of it with empty tea cups on it and some comic papers.
▪ So I sat, poured huge mountains of sugar into my tea cup, and drank away.
▪ It looks equally good on a flowery china tea cup or embroidered on a pretty, decorative pillow.
▪ Company also sells tea cups and pots as well as baked goods and brewed coffee.
▪ Helen uncovered her cup, checking to see if her tea leaves had sunk all the way to the bottom yet.
▪ Plainly they had interrupted a mourning tea party.
▪ Girls practiced proper behavior, or etiquette, at tea parties.
▪ They are having a tea party.
▪ The book describes how to give a tea party.
▪ It is no chimpanzees' tea party.
▪ I think you should let me throw you a little tea party or something.
▪ Preparation work stopped one day for a tea party.
▪ Picnic areas, nine indoor areas including new reptile house, farm amusements and gift shop, tea rooms and tea gardens.
▪ The Grand Hotel operates a tea room, open for lunch, within the fort.
▪ She thought of sweeping from the tea room and never coming back.
▪ The farm at the site operates a rare breeds centre and also has a tea room with traditional fare.
▪ Chivvying the staff of the Villa Russe into the tea room with refreshments, Auguste brought up the rear.
▪ Dad and Aunt Edie entered the tea rooms and came over.
▪ Eventually the wife's parents took over the coffee supplying and started a tea room in the shop.
▪ Aviary, children's play area, gift shop and tea rooms.
▪ Pink curtains we had there and ever such a nice tea service.
▪ Because of a dispute over a silver tea service, E1 and Rhoda had been on the outs for thirty years.
▪ The students I talked to here were Bryony Langworth who had designed an attractive coffee and tea service.
▪ The tea shop was next door to one of Sara's branches.
▪ I sat in a tea shop.
▪ The atmosphere is that of a village with antique shops, delightful pubs, tea shops and bistros.
▪ I went into a tea shop and ordered a pot of tea and a little cake in fluted white paper.
▪ Since the 1930s, it has served as both a tea shop and now a restaurant.
▪ And this tea shop closed its doors and sent the staff home.
▪ I would bike to the tea shop in the High Street and see what blends they had.
▪ He flung the damp tea towel on to the table.
▪ With his other hand, he took the white tea towel from the rack and spread it on the drain board.
▪ She was drying a plate on a tea towel.
▪ Don't dry tea towels above cookers, or trail appliance flexes across hotplates.
▪ Wash dish cloths and tea towels frequently.
▪ Inside, the usual bored girl presided over a collection of postcards and tea towels.
▪ Her thin denim jacket was sodden and clung to her like a wet tea towel.
▪ The full kit is flexible enough to print on T-shirts, baseball hats, key-rings, mugs, aprons and tea towels.
▪ A Victorian stuff-over settee made £320; a mahogany hexagonal occasional table, £200 and a Sheffield plate tea urn, £170.
▪ Eyes turned again to the tea urn.
▪ After an hour some one brought him iced tea.
▪ Then the women of the house brought tea.
▪ Desmond's wife brought them tea and a sponge cake that was still warm.
▪ Tekla, the dark-eyed young Gentile woman with red cheeks, brought us tea and rock-hard kichel.
▪ She brings a cup of tea from the machine.
▪ Wu Tak Seng brought me tea and some rice.
▪ Dad brought the pot of tea in and sat down.
▪ Ellen said, bringing in some iced tea from the kitchen.
▪ He sat down again on the very edge of the chair and they drank the tea in silence.
▪ We stretch out our tired legs and drink cups of tea we have brought up from the pantry.
▪ While drinking our essential morning tea and coffee we were lost in a sea of women in traditional dress with castanets.
▪ They were eating bologna sandwiches and drinking iced tea from jelly glasses.
▪ The prison doctor refused unless she agreed to drink a cup of tea and eat a piece of bread and butter.
▪ She sat on the edge of the thing, her back perfectly straight, drinking a cup of tea.
▪ She went downstairs, and sat cold and lonely in the kitchen, drinking hot tea.
▪ He always drank tea in the morning, and she, suffering from an ulcer, always drank hot chocolate.
▪ She decided to make a fruit salad, and sat peeling and chopping as the children ate their tea.
▪ I ate crackers and drank tea and tried to figure out where the sky began.
▪ I left them eating their tea.
▪ William and Anna at the kitchen table, eating toast, drinking tea.
▪ He ate a large tea and Marjorie played snap with him until it was time for bed.
▪ I feel happier wrapped, and able to eat as many buttered tea cakes as I like.
▪ And on Sunday afternoon I often went to Kidlington, to eat large teas and remember another world.
▪ Also, they can all help you make and eat scrambled egg for tea.
▪ When the men have finished their tea, they will leave money on the counter.
▪ It was while they were finishing their belated tea that Mrs Blunt arrived.
▪ You've finished your tea - how quickly you drink!
▪ Little Emma! he thought, finishing his tea.
▪ She finished the tea and went upstairs to look at the sleeping arrangements.
▪ She had finished tea, and the tray was still at her side.
▪ It could happen right now, sitting on a white kitchen chair in a cool breeze and drinking iced tea.
▪ A bar-goer may sip a single glass of iced tea all night while playing against beer-swilling counterparts.
▪ I think it was the iced tea that confused them.
▪ Sons wanted to try its hand at selling iced tea.
▪ My job was to pour the iced tea into cups, which were mostly old Dannon yogurt cups.
▪ Ellen said, bringing in some iced tea from the kitchen.
▪ They were eating bologna sandwiches and drinking iced tea from jelly glasses.
▪ Unsweetened iced tea, fried catfish, hold the french fries and corn bread.
▪ As for me, I liked going to tea with Mr and Mrs Wilson.
▪ And anyway, why have I been sitting here pretending I like camomile tea?
▪ There was fresh milk in the fridge but old tea in the jar - and Selina likes her tea.
▪ Ragna Tischler Goddard likes her tea with a spoonful of history.
▪ Now what would you like-tea... bath...?
▪ I like the tea with its powdered milk.
▪ Would you like a cup of tea?
▪ Should you not like a dish of tea, Miss Morland?
▪ Sarah had made a pot of tea and left them together in the overcrowded room.
▪ She lit a fire, made tea, warmed milk for the baby.
▪ He had made tea in worse places.
▪ But she works at her own pace, with no boss to make tea for.
▪ She put the card down, and pondered as she made a pot of tea.
▪ They made endless iced tea, endless lemonade, and Jasper marveled at how well they kept the house clean.
▪ She bumped into Cal coming out of the kitchen and they started arguing over who should make the tea.
▪ Then she settled Victoria in the big chair and set about making tea.
▪ I was offered a cup of tea and stayed ten minutes longer than I thought I'd be.
▪ Sometimes they offer a cup of tea, or a cold drink or something to eat.
▪ It offered neither tea nor sympathy.
▪ A few minutes later in the nearby bazaar, some one taps the visitor on the shoulder, offering tea and conversation.
▪ Whereas traditional politicians offer visitors green tea, the Reform of Heisei serves black coffee.
▪ Can I not offer you some tea?
▪ Another time I shall have more time to offer you some tea.
▪ When he returned he was offered tea - without which, the old gentleman said, he never travelled.
▪ A woman came out of her house and apparently poured a pot of tea around the base of a bush.
▪ Ellie moved gingerly between the table and the kitchen counter, buttering toast and pouring cups of tea.
▪ As she was pouring the tea it occurred to me that maybe she knew Claudia too.
▪ The beginnings of a stylized way to pour and drink tea can be found in this period.
▪ She pinched bruises on her daughter's inner arm, and had poured hot tea on both daughters.
▪ Miss Grantly poured lukewarm tea out of a silver teapot and then lolled back gracefully in her chair.
▪ I took the milk out of the fridge and poured some into my tea.
▪ My job was to pour the iced tea into cups, which were mostly old Dannon yogurt cups.
▪ Walter's young black friend serves us tea.
▪ Late that night, as was his habit, he was served his favorite tea.
▪ However, a couple of houses serve afternoon teas in the Green Quarter.
▪ She is modest and courtly, serving jasmine tea to visitors.
▪ An orchestra was playing and they were served tea.
▪ He only sat down after Ellie served the tea.
▪ The garden also has an excellent tea house, serving tea and delicious home-made cakes.
▪ Investors were led into a stylish, wood-panelled conference room and served coffee, tea, and cookies.
▪ I no longer drank black coffee nor smoked, so I could only chew my almonds and sip my herb tea.
▪ I sat back and sipped my tea.
▪ She sipped her tea and her body seemed to sag in the chair.
▪ We might instead have been sipping tea at the Grand Hotel in Chowringhee Street.
▪ He comes out into the garden and sips his tea and looks around.
▪ After Charter 77 was launched, even the cafes had too many secret police sipping tea.
▪ They sipped tea in local restaurants and talked and laughed with whomever was there.
▪ They sat inside, drinking tea from enormous enamel mugs.
▪ She sat there, sipping tea until she had reached her goal of 100.
▪ Annie and Kelly sat drinking sweet tea in a noisy café in the centre of Newmarket.
▪ I sat in a tea shop.
▪ We sit and drink our tea at a kitchen table where resentful servants must once have sat.
▪ Chosen her as she sat drinking tea and eating chocolate biscuits and enjoying her small triumph.
▪ They compose themselves as the laibon appears and suggests we sit down for tea.
▪ When he had taken the tea and lay warmly wrapped and no longer shivering, Sister Cooney left him.
▪ I opened one eye and took the tea it offered.
▪ Kissing all the boys, she made her way up to bed, taking her tea with her.
▪ So she took some tea and some bread-and-butter while she thought about it.
▪ Alice swore that he only took tea once, and certainly did not stay overnight.
▪ He took a sip of tea and set the cup aside.
▪ At five-fifteen he was to take tea and Dundee cake to the committee room.
▪ We shall take tea at six.
be no tea party
not be your cup of tea
▪ Game shows just aren't my cup of tea.
▪ How about a cup of tea?
▪ The children came home from school, had tea and did their homework.
▪ What's for tea?
▪ And now for a cup of tea, she thought, stepping out to wind a large bath towel around her nakedness.
▪ During the day I drink only mineral water, fresh fruit juice, coffee or tea.
▪ He only sat down after Ellie served the tea.
▪ Now go and nick something for tea.
▪ She was given no food, just a cup of tea and water.
▪ We mixed the henna powder with tea, as directed.
▪ When he had finished his tea, he slowly climbed the staircase.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Tea \Tea\ (t[=e]), n. [Chin. tsh[=a], Prov. Chin. te: cf. F. th['e].]

  1. The prepared leaves of a shrub, or small tree ( Thea Chinensis or Camellia Chinensis). The shrub is a native of China, but has been introduced to some extent into some other countries.

    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.

    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 tea, or Botany Bay tea (Bot.), a woody climbing plant ( Smilax glycyphylla). Brazilian tea.

    1. The dried leaves of Lantana pseodothea, used in Brazil as a substitute for tea.

    2. 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 cultivated.

      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, above.

      Tea urn, a vessel generally in the form of an urn or vase, for supplying hot water for steeping, or infusing, tea.


Tea \Tea\, v. i. To take or drink tea. [Colloq.]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1650s, tay, also in early spellings thea, tey, tee and at first pronounced so as to rhyme with obey; the modern pronunciation predominates from mid-18c. But earlier in English as chaa (1590s), also cha, tcha, chia, cia. The two forms of the word reflect two paths of transmission: chaa is from Portuguese cha, attested in Portuguese from 1550s, via Macao, from Mandarin (Chinese) ch'a (cf chai). The later form, which became Modern English tea, is via Dutch, from Malay teh and directly from Chinese (Amoy dialect) t'e, which corresponds to Mandarin ch'a.\n

\nThe distribution of the different forms of the word in Europe reflects the spread of use of the beverage. The modern English form, along with French thé, Spanish te, German Tee, etc., derive via Dutch thee from the Amoy form, reflecting the role of the Dutch as the chief importers of the leaves (through the Dutch East India Company, from 1610). Meanwhile, Russian chai, Persian cha, Greek tsai, Arabic shay, and Turkish çay all came overland from the Mandarin form.\n

\nFirst known in Paris 1635, the practice of drinking tea was first introduced to England 1644. Meaning "afternoon meal at which tea is served" is from 1738. Slang meaning "marijuana" (which sometimes was brewed in hot water) is attested from 1935, felt as obsolete by late 1960s. Tea ball is from 1895.


n. 1 (context uncountable English) The dried leaves or buds of the tea plant, ''http://en.wikipedi

  1. org/wiki/Camellia%20sinensis''. 2 (context uncountable English) The drink made by infuse these dried leaves or buds in hot water. v

  2. 1 To drink tea. 2 To take afternoon tea (the light meal).

  1. n. a beverage made by steeping tea leaves in water; "iced tea is a cooling drink"

  2. a light midafternoon meal of tea and sandwiches or cakes; "an Englishman would interrupt a war to have his afternoon tea" [syn: afternoon tea, teatime]

  3. 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" [syn: tea leaf]

  4. a reception or party at which tea is served; "we met at the Dean's tea for newcomers"

  5. 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" [syn: Camellia sinensis]

Tea, SD -- U.S. city in South Dakota
Population (2000): 1742
Housing Units (2000): 600
Land area (2000): 0.605323 sq. miles (1.567779 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.605323 sq. miles (1.567779 sq. km)
FIPS code: 63100
Located within: South Dakota (SD), FIPS 46
Location: 43.448055 N, 96.837587 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 57064
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Tea, SD

Tea is an aromatic beverage commonly prepared by pouring hot or boiling water over cured leaves of the Camellia sinensis, an evergreen shrub native to Asia. After water, it is the most widely consumed drink in the world. There are many different types of tea; some teas, like Darjeeling and Chinese greens, have a cooling, slightly bitter, and astringent flavour, while others have vastly different profiles that include sweet, nutty, floral or grassy notes.

Tea originated in southwestern China, where it was used as a medicinal drink. It was popularized as a recreational drink during the Chinese Tang dynasty, and tea drinking spread to other East Asian countries. Portuguese priests and merchants introduced it to the West during the 16th century. During the 17th century, drinking tea became fashionable among Britons, who started large-scale production and commercialization of the plant in India to bypass a Chinese monopoly at that time.

The phrase herbal tea usually refers to infusions of fruit or herbs made without the tea plant, such as steeps of rosehip, chamomile, or rooibos. These are also known as tisanes or herbal infusions to distinguish them from "tea" as it is commonly construed.


Téa is a female given name of French origin.

Téa can refer to:

  • Téa Gardner, the alternative name for Yu-Gi-Oh! character Anzu Mazaki
  • Téa Leoni, American actress
  • Téa Henry, French footballer, daughter of Thierry Henry
  • Téa Delgado, a character on One Life to Live
Tea (programming language)

Tea is a high level scripting language for the Java environment. It combines features of Scheme, Tcl and Java.

  • Integrated support for all major programming paradigms.
    • Functional programming language.
    • Functions are first class objects.
    • Scheme-like closures are intrinsic to the language.
    • Support for object oriented programming.
  • Modular libraries with autoloading on demand facilities.
  • Large base of core functions and classes.
    • String and list processing.
    • Regular expressions.
    • File and network I/O.
    • Database access.
    • XML processing.
  • 100% Pure Java.
    • The Tea interpreter is implemented in Java.
    • Tea runs anywhere with a Java 1.6 JVM or higher.
    • Java reflection features allow the use of Java libraries directly from Tea code.
  • Intended to be easily extended in Java. For example, Tea supports relational database access through JDBC, regular expressions through GNU Regexp, and an XML parser through a SAX parser (XML4J for example).
Tea (meal)

Tea (in reference to food, rather than the drink) has long been used as an umbrella term for several different meals. Isabella Beeton, whose books on home economics were widely read in the 19th century, describes afternoon teas of various kinds, and provides menus for the old-fashioned tea, the at-home tea, the family tea and the high tea. Teatime is the time at which the tea meal is usually eaten, which is late afternoon to early evening. Tea as a meal is associated with Britain, Ireland, and some Commonwealth countries.

Tea (given name)

Tea is a feminine given name which is cognate to the name Theia.

Tea (genus)

Tea a genus of the spider hunting wasps belonging to the family Pompilidae. Tea may be a subgenus of Eoferreola Arnold 1935

TEA (text editor)

TEA is a graphical text editor. Its name is an acronym for Text Editor of the Atomic Era. It is designed for low resource consumption, a wide range of functions and adaptability, and is available for all desktop operating systems supported by Qt 5 or 4.6+, thus also OS/2. Its user interface is localized in several languages.

Tea (disambiguation)

Tea or TEA can mean:

  • Tea, a traditional beverage made from steeping the processed leaves, buds, or twigs of the tea bush ( Camellia sinensis) in water.
Tea (poem)

"Tea" is a poem from Wallace Stevens's first book of poetry, Harmonium. It was first published in 1915 in the journal Rogue, so it is in the public domain.

Eleanor Cook observes that "Tea" is one of two "seemingly (but far from) slight poems that close both editions of Harmonium," adding that this "eight-line, one-sentence, free-verse virtuoso performance" offers a very effective implicit leave-taking. (The other poem she is referring to is "To the Roaring Wind", quoted at the bottom of the main Harmonium essay.)

Cook compares "Tea" to Domination of Black, as being representative of "all the troping of leaves through the collection". She suggests that the reference to Java may be significant not only because it was a center of tea-trade, but also because its sophisticated court culture at one time, notable for its subtleties and appreciation of artists, "made it the kind of culture that Stevens especially liked". She also suggests that the poem expresses "Stevens's delicately implicit trope of drinking tea as a metaphor for reading (ingesting a drink from leaves)." She notes that Stevens was a tea-fancier.

Robert Buttel characterizes this poem as light, witty, and rococo, and as displaying compression, concentration, and precision. "The last four lines set the world of civilized order against the outdoor coldness," he writes, "ending on a note of exotic beauty, color, and elegance...." He suggests that the experience or feeling of being civilized is presented symbolically in "Tea". It is one of the two earliest Stevens poems to combine wit and elegance, according to Buttel, the other being " Cy est Pourtraicte, Madame Ste Ursule, et les Unze Mille Vierges", also published in 1915. The two poems are proofs that by 1915 Stevens had mastered the tools in the workshop of nineteenth-century poetry that he had set himself to learn, including imagism, impressionism, and symbolism.

As mentioned in the main Harmonium essay (see the section "The Mind of China"), the poem shows the influence of orientalism on Stevens's work.

Usage examples of "tea".

A letter from Caroline Derby, who had joined with Helen the previous May in organizing the tea for the kindergarten, conveyed an affectionate message to Helen from Mrs.

We paid with a sheaf of Afghanis, drank the tea his sweating assistant had brought, and parted from him on a wave of mutual good wishes.

Persons of a lymphatic or bilious temperament often find that coffee disagrees with them, aggravating their troubles and causing biliousness, constipation, and headache, while tea proves agreeable and beneficial.

He had, through it all, clung to his bag of Chips Ahoy cookies, and now he slipped one from the bag, and dunked it into his tea.

Seregil paced restlessly around the dining room as Alec wolfed down his sausage and tea.

Elizabeth Ames knew that when the carriage door shut, when the last instructions were shouted out of the window, and when the frantically waving handkerchief disappeared in a cloud of dust, she would go inside, kick off her shoes, and succumb to the bliss of a cup of tea in the middle of the day.

Ako brought in the tray of tea and two cups and poured, and Gyoko left, again apologizing for disturbing him.

Tielen aquavit and a pot of mint tea on a tray, which she placed on the little table near the fire.

Jenna got back, Mac Ard was sitting at the table with a plate of boiled potatoes, mutton, and bread, and a mug of tea in front of him.

Cash, a younger friend of George Eliot, and took tea with two most interesting, old ladies--one 82, and the other 80--who had befriended the famous authoress when she was poor and stood almost alone.

I shall probably never have need, for I shall never become a great authoress, help me to serve the tea, will you?

I ought to ave taken im up some of me jam turnovers for is afternoon cup of tea.

Then he had Samae serve them tea and cakes while they watched the guards strike the camp, everything but the awning and the carpet under which the two sat.

Ducking inside, she found the rider, Berelain, sipping tea with Amys and Bair and Sorilea, all stretched out on bright, tasseled cushions.

Beside him, in the ashes of the dead fire, with a half-consumed damper and a piece of roasted bandicoot, stood the empty billy which had held the drugged tea.