high tea

noun

Definition of high tea

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

Examples of high tea in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Businesses that sit at the table rather than fight tend to end up as breakfast, brunch, snack, lunch, high tea, dinner and dessert. Kimberley A. Strassel, WSJ, 29 Apr. 2021 Bridgerton, Shonda Rhimes' groundbreaking debut series for Netflix, has stolen hearts, sending endless fans to pine for high tea in the English countryside. Flora Tsapovsky, Southern Living, 9 Apr. 2021 Eve vibe with a daytime feel is by holding a British-style high tea party, suggests Maria Lucia, a designer and stylist with the online service Decorist. Kim Cook, USA TODAY, 30 Dec. 2020 Eve vibe with a daytime feel is by holding a British-style high tea party, suggests Maria Lucia, a designer and stylist with the online service Decorist. Kim Cook, USA TODAY, 30 Dec. 2020 Eve vibe with a daytime feel is by holding a British-style high tea party, suggests Maria Lucia, a designer and stylist with the online service Decorist. Kim Cook, USA TODAY, 30 Dec. 2020 For Lucia’s high tea, consider mini sandwiches, dessert bites on tiered platters, iced teas or hot teas. Kim Cook, USA TODAY, 30 Dec. 2020 For Lucia’s high tea, consider mini sandwiches, dessert bites on tiered platters, iced teas or hot teas. Kim Cook, USA TODAY, 30 Dec. 2020 For Lucia’s high tea, consider mini sandwiches, dessert bites on tiered platters, iced teas or hot teas. Kim Cook, USA TODAY, 30 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of high tea

1831, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of high tea was in 1831

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13 May 2021

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“High tea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high%20tea. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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high tea

noun

English Language Learners Definition of high tea

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

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