someone's cup of tea
Definition of someone's cup of tea
: something that someone likes or is good at —usually used in negative statements I'm afraid that skiing just is not my cup of tea. She admits that stamp collecting isn't everyone's cup of tea.
Word by Word Definitions
: some person : somebody
: an open usually bowl-shaped drinking vessel
: a drinking vessel and its contents
: the consecrated wine of the Communion
: to treat by cupping
: to curve into the shape of a cup
: to place in or as if in a cup
: 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
: 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 ◆Tea may be classified according to its method of manufacture (see black tea green tea oolong white tea) or according to the leaf size of the plant it is produced from (see orange pekoe pekoe souchong).
: an aromatic beverage prepared from tea leaves by soaking them in boiling water
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