tea

noun
1 drink
ADJECTIVE
fresh

There's some fresh (= just made) tea in the pot. (BrE)

stewed (= very strong) (BrE), strong
weak
cold, hot, lukewarm, scalding
milky (esp. BrE)
white (usually after tea) (BrE)

I'll have tea—white, no sugar, please.

black (esp. BrE)
sugary (esp. BrE), sweet
morning
decaffeinated
China (BrE), Chinese, Indian, etc.
Earl Grey, green, etc.
fruit, herbal
camomile, jasmine, lemon, mint, etc.
ice (AmE), iced
… OF TEA
cup, flask (BrE), mug, pot, Thermos™
VERB + TEA
drink

I don't drink tea.

have
take

How do you take your tea?

sip

She sipped her hot tea slowly.

take a mouthful of, take a sip of
brew, get (sb), make (sb), mash (BrE)

I'll make you some tea.

All rooms have tea-making facilities. (BrE)

bring sb, ply sb with (humorous, esp. BrE), serve (sb), take sb

I'll bring you a cup of tea in a few minutes.

He plied me with mint tea and Belgian chocolates.

pour (sb), pour (sb) out (esp. BrE)

Pour me a cup of tea please.

stir
sweeten
TEA + VERB
brew

You haven't let the tea brew long enough.

cool

Allow the tea to cool before you drink it.

TEA + NOUN
kettle (usually teakettle) (esp. AmE), pot (usually teapot), urn (esp. BrE)
cosy/cozy
service, set

a bone china tea service

cup (usually teacup)
cart (usually teacart) (AmE), tray, trolley (BrE), wagon (AmE)

A lady comes round the office with a tea trolley in the afternoon.

Work stopped when the teacart came in.

bar (esp. BrE), garden, house, room (esp. BrE), shop (esp. BrE)

The hospital tea bar is run by volunteers.

an authentic Japanese tea house

boy (offensive when used of an older man), lady (both BrE)
drinker, drinking
break (esp. BrE)
party
ceremony
PREPOSITION
in your tea

Do you take sugar in your tea?

PHRASES
tea and coffee, tea or coffee

Would you like tea or coffee?

tea and biscuits (BrE)
tea and sympathy (esp. BrE)

He tried to alleviate their disappointment by inviting them in for tea and sympathy.

tea for two (esp. BrE)

‘Tea for two,’ said Mary, ‘and a slice of your delicious chocolate cake.’

2 leaves for making tea
ADJECTIVE
loose (= tea that is not in bags)
… OF TEA
box (AmE), packet (BrE)
VERB + TEA
grow
TEA + VERB
grow
TEA + NOUN
leaf
bag
caddy (esp. BrE)
strainer
estate (BrE), plantation
chest (BrE)

He stores his books in a tea chest.

3 (esp. BrE) light meal
ADJECTIVE
afternoon, cream, high

I decided to treat myself to a cream tea in the tea room next door.

birthday, funeral
TEA + NOUN
time (usually teatime)
things

I cleared away the tea things.


Collocations dictionary. 2013.

Synonyms:
(especially of the dried leaves of the tea-plant), / ,


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