cream tea

noun

Definition of cream tea

British
:a small meal eaten in the afternoon that includes tea with scones, jam, and cream

Word by Word Definitions

cream play
  1. : the yellowish part of milk containing from 18 to about 40 percent butterfat

  2. : a food prepared with cream

  3. : something having the consistency of cream

  1. : to form cream or a surface layer like the cream on standing milk

  2. : to break into or cause something to break into a creamy froth

  3. : skim

tea play
  1. : 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

  2. : 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

  3. : an aromatic beverage prepared from tea leaves by soaking them in boiling water


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