high tea

noun

Definition of high tea

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

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Eight years ago, the Lionesses were eliminated in the quarterfinals via penalty shootout, a custom as English as high tea. Joshua Robinson, WSJ, "England Entertains Thoughts of World Cup Victory," 30 June 2019 McCarthy took precautions by wearing a protective face visor, Corden’s team broke for high tea in the middle of the match, and near the end, Cumberbatch even took a break to ask Obama to sign a copy of her best-selling memoir, Becoming. Vogue, "Turns Out Michelle Obama Has a Mean Dodgeball Arm," 18 June 2019 Time to brush up on recent episodes of The Crown and pack our best outfits for high tea. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Southern Living, "This Summer, Tour Princess Diana's Childhood Home Like Never Before," 12 June 2019 The sumptuous lobby lounge is a popular place for high tea. Audrey Phoon, Condé Nast Traveler, "25 Best Hotels in Singapore," 28 Feb. 2018 For even more extravagant high tea splendor, look no further than the Palace Hotel. Sarah Fritsche, San Francisco Chronicle, "Where to find unforgettable tea and coffee service in the Bay Area," 25 May 2018 Besides taking part in the stylish mom’s activity of choice, Archie and Christina have also sipped high tea in a castle, practiced their archery skills, hit the beach, and survived a lengthy airport delay together. Megan Stein, Country Living, "Christina El Moussa and Boyfriend Ant Anstead's Son Have the Sweetest Relationship," 6 Sep. 2018 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

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First Known Use of high tea

1831, in the meaning defined above

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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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