high tea


Definition of high tea 

: a fairly substantial late afternoon or early evening meal at which tea is served

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Attendees from around the world come together to dress up as their favorite Barbie dolls, attend themed events such as high tea, watch fashion shows, listen to presentations and participate in workshops. Lauren Castle, azcentral, "Valley of the dolls: Barbie collectors hit Phoenix resort scene for 2018 convention," 13 July 2018 Among the blend choices to be assembled will be a full-flavored tea served at the Witches’ Tea, one of several seasonal high tea events offered by The Center. Ginger Brashinger, Daily Southtown, "Learn how to grow, pick and blend your own tea herbs during Palos Park workshop," 27 June 2018 As the high tea service and fashion show was being prepared in the banquet hall, more than 300 women of all generations filled the airy pavilions and balconies of the hotel, determined to enjoy the day to the fullest. Flora Tsapovsky, San Francisco Chronicle, "Wine, Women & Shoes delivers on name," 5 June 2018 To host your own private Kikoko high tea party, visit their website. Steffi Victorioso, Los Angeles Magazine, "Local Women Are Hosting Fancy “High Teas” With the Help of a Cannabis Brand," 29 May 2018 The formal, more well-to-do group wants classical music and high tea. Stacey Burling, Philly.com, "Could the Netherlands' 'dementia village' be replicated in the U.S.?," 13 Apr. 2018 Most guests rarely venture off its 14 acres, whiling away their day poolside or reading on a chaise longue in their walled off patio or taking high tea in the inn’s library. Joe Drape, New York Times, "On an Arizona Road Trip, Miles of Family Firsts," 12 June 2018 Part of Spotify’s Fans First concert series, the event felt like a hip-hop high tea, with floral bouquets in Tiffany blue as décor and a performance by A$AP Ferg. Indya Brown, The Cut, "Tiffany Threw a Rap Concert on a Fifth Avenue Rooftop," 7 June 2018 The pub has two sittings for high tea, at noon and 3 p.m., but both are sold out. Steve Carney, latimes.com, "Where to watch the royal wedding at L.A.-area pubs and tea parlors," 9 May 2018

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First Known Use of high tea

1831, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of high tea

: an early evening meal at which tea and often cold meat and sandwiches are usually served

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