Definition for TEA

TEA, n. [Chinese, tcha or tha. Grosier. Russ. tshai; Sp. te; It. ; Fr. thé.]

  1. The leaves of the tea-tree as dried and imported. There are several kinds of tea, as imperial tea, hyson and young hyson, called green teas; souchong and bohea, called black teas, &c.
  2. A decoction or infusion of tea leaves in boiling water. Tea is a refreshing beverage.
  3. Any infusion or decoction of vegetables; as, sage tea; chamomile tea, &c.

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