Definition of cream tea
: a small meal eaten in the afternoon that includes tea with scones, jam, and cream
Word by Word Definitions
: the yellowish part of milk containing from 18 to about 40 percent butterfat
: a food prepared with cream
: something having the consistency of cream
: to form cream or a surface layer like the cream on standing milk
: to break into or cause something to break into a creamy froth
: to move like froth
: a widely cultivated shrub (Camellia sinensis of the family Theaceae, the tea family) native to China, northern India, and southeastern Asia and having glossy green leaves and fragrant white flowers
: the leaves, leaf buds, and internodes of the tea plant prepared for use in beverages usually by immediate curing by heat or by such curing following a period of fermentation ◆Tea may be classified according to its method of manufacture (see black tea green tea oolong white tea) or according to the leaf size of the plant it is produced from (see orange pekoe pekoe souchong).
: an aromatic beverage prepared from tea leaves by soaking them in boiling water
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