tea bag


Definition of tea bag

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

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Then, strain out the ginger and remove the tea bag, before pouring the hot unsweetened hemp milk into your hot water and stirring in coconut nectar. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "6 Dairy-Free (and Delicious!) Lattes to Power Your Day," 13 Aug. 2018 Fans of high-end tea complained coffee drinkers were getting preferential treatment; the tea offering consisted only of tea bags and hot water. Julie Jargon, WSJ, "11 Scoops or 12? Coffee Wars Come to the Office," 9 Oct. 2018 Amir tells me, sitting on a corner sofa in her Midtown office building, after most of the lights have gone down but the granola bar wrappers and Lipton tea bags have yet to be scooped from the floor. Kaitlyn Tiffany, Vox, "How to succeed in business by being a Taylor Swift fan," 7 Nov. 2018 Transfer to a mug and add tea bag, turmeric, ginger, and a pinch of pepper. Joy Bauer, Ms, Woman's Day, "Ginger-Tumeric Cherry Tea," 24 Oct. 2018 Remove tea bags and stir in the sugar until completely dissolved. Allison Young, Good Housekeeping, "How to Make Your Own Homemade Kombucha," 19 July 2018 Pack the fine mesh infuser with loose-leaf tea or tea bags and fill the pitcher with boiling water to steep the tea for five minutes. Ann Trieger Kurland, BostonGlobe.com, "You don’t have to wait for iced tea anymore," 16 Apr. 2018 After sampling and tea drinking are done, the productive two hours will end with goodies to go: fresh herbs, potted plants, Lauer’s personal tea recipes and about a dozen tea bags. Ginger Brashinger, Daily Southtown, "Learn how to grow, pick and blend your own tea herbs during Palos Park workshop," 27 June 2018 Remove tea bags and stir in peach preserves until dissolved. Ashleigh Spitza, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Keep it simple and seasonal in the kitchen during summer," 7 June 2018

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First Known Use of tea bag

1935, in the meaning defined above

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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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