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  ( teas    plural  )
1       n-mass   Tea is a drink made by adding hot water to tea leaves or tea bags. Many people add milk to the drink and some add sugar.  
...a cup of tea..., Would you like some tea?..., Four or five men were drinking tea from flasks.     
      A cup of tea can be referred to as a tea., n-count  
Would anybody like a tea or coffee?     
2       n-mass   The chopped dried leaves of the plant that tea is made from is referred to as tea.  
...a packet of tea...     
3       n-var   Tea is a meal some people eat in the late afternoon. It consists of food such as sandwiches and cakes, with tea to drink.  
I'm doing the sandwiches for tea...     
    afternoon tea  
    high tea  
4       n-var   Some people refer to the main meal that they eat in the early part of the evening as tea.  
At five o'clock he comes back for his tea.     
5    If you say that someone or something is not your cup of tea, you mean that they are not the kind of person or thing that you like.  
sb's cup of tea      phrase   v-link PHR, usu with brd-neg  
Politics was not his cup of tea...     

afternoon tea        ( afternoon teas    plural  ) Afternoon tea is a small meal you can have in the afternoon. It includes a cup of tea and food such as sandwiches and cakes.  
  (BRIT)      n-var  
China tea     
China tea is tea made from large dark green or reddish-brown tea leaves. It is usually drunk without milk or sugar.      n-uncount  
cream tea        ( cream teas    plural  ) In Britain, a cream tea is an afternoon meal that consists of tea to drink and small cakes called scones that are eaten with jam and cream. Cream teas are served in places such as tea shops.      n-count  
high tea        ( high teas    plural  ) In Britain, some people have a meal called high tea in the late afternoon instead of having dinner or supper later in the evening.  
OLD-FASHIONED      n-var  
tea bag        ( tea bags    plural  ) , teabag   Tea bags are small paper bags with tea leaves in them. You put them into hot water to make tea.      n-count  
tea break        ( tea breaks    plural  ) If you have a tea break, you stop working and have a cup of tea or coffee.  
  (mainly BRIT)      n-count  
in AM, use coffee break     
tea caddy        ( tea caddies    plural  ) A tea caddy is a small tin in which you keep tea.  
  (mainly BRIT)      n-count  
tea chest        ( tea chests    plural  ) A tea chest is a large wooden box in which tea is packed when it is exported. People also use tea chests for putting things in when they move from one house to another.  
  (BRIT)      n-count  
tea cloth        ( tea cloths    plural  ) , tea-cloth   A tea cloth is the same as a tea towel.  
  (BRIT)      n-count  
tea cosy        ( tea cosies    plural  ) , tea-cosy   A tea cosy is a soft knitted or fabric cover which you put over a teapot in order to keep the tea hot.  
  (BRIT)      n-count  
in AM, use tea cozy     
tea dance        ( tea dances    plural  ) A tea dance is a social event that takes place in the afternoon, where people meet to dance and have tea. Tea dances are especially popular with older people.      n-count  
tea leaf        ( tea leaves    plural  ) , tea-leaf   Tea leaves are the small pieces of dried leaves that you use to make tea.      n-count   usu pl  
tea party        ( tea parties    plural  ) , tea-party   A tea party is a social gathering in the afternoon at which tea, cakes, and sandwiches are served.  
OLD-FASHIONED      n-count  
tea room        ( tea rooms    plural  ) , tearoom   A tea room is the same as a tea shop.      n-count; n-in-names  
tea service        ( tea services    plural  ) A tea service is the same as a tea set.      n-count  
tea set        ( tea sets    plural  ) A tea set is a set of cups, saucers, and plates, with a milk jug, sugar bowl, and teapot.      n-count  
tea shop        ( tea shops    plural  ) , teashop   A tea shop is a small restaurant where tea, coffee, cakes, sandwiches, and light meals are served.  
  (BRIT)      n-count; n-in-names   (=tea room)  
tea table      , tea-table  
You refer to a table as the tea table when it is being used for a meal eaten in the late afternoon or early evening.  
  (mainly BRIT)      n-sing   the N  
...cakes and sandwiches on the tea-table.     
tea towel        ( tea towels    plural  ) A tea towel is a cloth used to dry dishes after they have been washed.  
  (BRIT)      n-count   (=tea cloth)  
in AM, use dish towel     

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means a liquid is not clear: this tea's got bits in it, I don't like yogurt with bits in it
assez proche de l'idée de 'il y a à boire et à manger'
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