Definition of tea and sympathychiefly British, old-fashioned
- She could use some tea and sympathy.
: 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
: an aromatic beverage prepared from tea leaves by soaking them in boiling water
: an affinity, association, or relationship between persons or things wherein whatever affects one similarly affects the other
: mutual or parallel susceptibility or a condition brought about by it
: unity or harmony in action or effect
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