Meaning of “tea” - Learner’s Dictionary

tea

noun [ C, U ] us uk /tiː/
Extra Examples
He likes two sugars in his tea.Do you want to come in for a cup of tea?We've got tea, coffee, or hot chocolate - take your pick.He took a large gulp of tea.I'll boil some water for a cup of tea.
DRINK

A1 a hot drink that you make by pouring water onto dried leaves, or the leaves that you use to make this drink:

herbal teas
Would you like a cup of tea or coffee?
AFTERNOON MEAL UK

B1 a small afternoon meal of cakes, biscuits, etc and tea to drink:

They invited us for afternoon tea.
EVENING MEAL UK

a word used by some people for the meal that is eaten in the evening

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