Medical Dictionary

tea

noun \ˈtē\

Medical Definition of TEA

1
a :  a shrub (Camellia sinensis of the family Theaceae, the tea family) cultivated especially in China, Japan, and the East Indies b :  the prepared and cured leaves, leaf buds, and internodes of the tea plant
2
:  a mildly stimulating aromatic beverage prepared from tea leaves by infusion with boiling water
3
:  any of various plants resembling tea in properties; also :  an infusion of their leaves used medicinally or as a beverage

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