Meaning of “tea” in the English Dictionary

"tea" in British English

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teanoun

uk /tiː/ us /tiː/

tea noun (DRINK)

A1 [ C or U ] (a drink made by pouring hot water onto) dried and cut leaves and sometimes flowers, especially the leaves of the tea plant:

iced/lemon tea
a selection of herbal teas
The waitress brought us two steaming cups of tea.
"Shall I pour the tea?" "No, let it brew (= get stronger) a while."
How do you like your tea - strong or weak?
We sat in the shade of a tree, sipping tea and eating scones.
I'm not much of a tea drinker.
UK Tea and biscuits will be provided at eleven o'clock.
UK informal How about a nice cup of tea? That'll make you feel better.

[ C ] a cup of tea:

Two teas, please.

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(Definition of “tea” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"tea" in American English

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teanoun [ C/U ]

us /ti/

the dried and cut leaves of esp. the tea plant, or a drink made by pouring hot water onto these:

[ U ] I’d love a nice cup of hot tea.
[ C ] We have a variety of herbal teas.

Br Tea is also a light meal eaten in the late afternoon or early evening.

(Definition of “tea” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)