high tea


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 Four days was all Williams had to explore a city that’s given the world palaces, high tea and Daniel Kaluuya. Cori Murray, Essence, 26 July 2022 Earlier this month, Ohanian also treated Olympia to high tea while spending quality time with his little girl. Giovana Gelhoren, PEOPLE.com, 15 July 2022 Included in the ticket price is high tea and Champagne in the adjacent garden, where attendees and artists socialize after each concert. Beth Wood, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 June 2022 Also among the well-wishers was mother and daughter Lin Quinn and Lucy Edwards who were enjoying their high tea with a glass of champagne. NBC News, 2 June 2022 The Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum is offering high tea May 8 at 2 p.m., and for $25 a person, hot and cold teas, punch and finger foods will be served and crafts will be available. Emily Deletter, The Enquirer, 2 May 2022 Ladies from Glenview and the surrounding area, stepped back in time on Saturday, for a special Mother’s Day treat, to attend high tea at the historic 1856 Kennicott House. Gina Grillo, Chicago Tribune, 9 May 2022 For tea lovers at the height of luxury, there would be nothing more impressive than pulling out this Christofle egg of small spoons for their high tea. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, 21 Apr. 2022 Included in every all-inclusive booking is a daily buffet breakfast, lunch, and dinner; high tea; and unlimited drinks. Evie Carrick, Travel + Leisure, 20 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of high tea

1831, in the meaning defined above

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5 Aug 2022

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“High tea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high%20tea. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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