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 Simply take a boiling cup of water and dunk in a strainer or a tea bag. Serena Coady, Glamour, 10 Aug. 2021 Brew black tea ‘concentrate’ by using one tea bag for every 2 ounces of hot water. Karla Alindahao, Forbes, 28 June 2021 Secure a tea bag string around the mug with a band before adding water. Catherine Russell, Bon Appétit, 19 May 2021 Step 4: Use the Bath Tea To use your bath tea, run hot water in the bathtub and add a tea bag to the water, making sure the bag stays closed. Emily Vanschmus, Better Homes & Gardens, 4 May 2021 Allow the tea bag to steep for several minutes before getting into the water. Emily Vanschmus, Better Homes & Gardens, 4 May 2021 The 2-ounce tea bag yields 30-40 servings and contains peppermint leaves, rosehip pieces, spearmint leaves, ginger, rooibos, hibiscus, rose, calendula and osmanthus petals. Abigail Abesamis Demarest, Forbes, 26 Apr. 2021 Grace was a believer in the Tooth Fairy, painstakingly crafting notes alongside a fresh tea bag or other small gift in hopes of making a good impression. Washington Post, 17 Dec. 2020 Avella appreciated how this style showed off the coffee in a recognizable way — the grounds look like grounds, and everyone knows how a tea bag works. Janelle Bitker, SFChronicle.com, 19 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of tea bag

1935, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of tea bag was in 1935

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“Tea bag.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tea%20bag. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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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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