tea bag


Definition of tea bag

: a bag usually of filter paper holding enough tea for an individual serving

Examples of tea bag in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Use your favorite tea bag for this recipe—anything goes! Ashley Rodriguez, Woman's Day, "Lemon-Lime Iced Tea," 27 Aug. 2020 Bat Magic comes in tea bag-like scent packs and contains peppermint and spearmint oils. Katie Bowlby, Country Living, "How to Get Rid of Bats and Save Your Sanity," 12 Aug. 2020 Immediately pour the water over your tea bag, and wait—maybe longer than seems necessary—for the cup to steep. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Queen Elizabeth's Tea Supplier Shares the Secret to Brewing a Perfect Cup," 9 Aug. 2020 Eventually, and up through the Middle Ages, soap makers skipped the strainer and dipped sacks of ash into water like tea bags. Cody Cassidy, Time, "Who Discovered Soap? What to Know About the Origins of the Life-Saving Substance," 5 May 2020 Choose from a variety of tea bags from Marcel Market, a shop in the Bishop Arts District with a selection of items imported from France. Mary Grace Metheny, Dallas News, "Put local treasures on your Mother’s Day gift list," 1 May 2020 While tea bags are great for convenience and easy brewing, loose leaf teas lend themselves to more of a ritual, rather than a mundane routine. Karina Hoshikawa, refinery29.com, "13 Loose Leaf Teas To Try— & Everything Else You To Brew A Soothing Cup," 14 Apr. 2020 Remove tea bags and add about half of the cane sugar to the hot tea, depending on personal preference for sweetness of milk tea. Kimi Robinson, azcentral, "Boba tea helped me make Phoenix home. Here's what I learned DIY-ing it during coronavirus," 12 Apr. 2020 The researchers can also quantify how an area is changing year over year by having the drones photograph the same regions, and by deploying, of all things, tea bags. Matt Simon, Wired, "The Arctic Is Getting Greener. That's Bad News for All of Us," 18 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of tea bag

1935, in the meaning defined above

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5 Sep 2020

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“Tea bag.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tea%20bag. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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tea bag


English Language Learners Definition of tea bag

: a small bag of dried tea leaves that is soaked in hot water to make tea

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