tea bag


Definition of tea bag

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

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Add the tea bags and let the tea steep for 15 minutes. ExpressNews.com, "Recipe: Razzmintazz Smash Iced Tea," 21 Aug. 2019 Chandeliers with arched arms hang from the ceiling, demarcated by hundreds of handwritten paper price tags that dangle in the air like tea bags. Rebecca Tan, Washington Post, "Sales from a bygone time: The Brass Knob antique store to close after 38 years," 12 Aug. 2019 Add tea bags to measuring cup with blackberries and top with boiling water. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Berry-Black Tea Punch," 18 July 2019 Years ago, a dermatologist told me that the best thing for puffy eyes was moist tea bags. Marci Robin, Allure, "Tom Ford Is Launching a Skin-Care Collection Called Tom Ford Research," 18 July 2019 Ingredients: 4 ounces hot water, 4 ounces unsweetened hemp milk, 1 bag organic green tea, 1 teaspoon chopped ginger, and coconut nectar for sweetening Steep the tea bag and ginger in half of the amount of water, while heating hemp milk on the stove. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "6 Dairy-Free (and Delicious!) Lattes to Power Your Day," 13 Aug. 2018 Place tea bags and cinnamon stick in a large measuring cup. Kate Merker, Country Living, "Pomegranate-Rum Punch," 24 Sep. 2018 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

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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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