tea ball


Definition of tea ball

: a perforated metal ball that holds tea leaves and is used in brewing tea in a pot or cup

Examples of tea ball in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The tea ball is so potent, it can be steeped up to five times without losing its essence. Los Angeles Times, "On a busy Inglewood corner, this cafe feels like a secret tea oasis," 28 Sep. 2019 According to Shaoxing News, a teen amassed about 100 undigested bubble tea balls inside of her stomach. Jasmine Gomez, Seventeen, "A 14-Year-Old Girl Was Allegedly Hospitalized for Hundreds of Bubble Tea Balls Clogging Her Stomach," 12 June 2019 Kooi recommends adding minced ginger to vegetables or a stir-fry, or making a tea by placing sliced fresh ginger in a tea ball and immersing it in hot water for 10 minutes, then adding honey for sweetness as needed. Alexandra Gekas, Woman's Day, "5 Pain-Fighting Foods," 31 Mar. 2011 To ensure your mom isn't left without a messy tub to clean up, make sure to include a small cotton bag or tea ball with your gift. Jessica Leigh Mattern, Country Living, "Tea Is the Secret Ingredient in These Genius DIY Bath Soaks," 5 May 2017 Press mixture into a 2 ½-inch tea ball infuser and set in a 4- to 6-cup teapot. Milwaukee, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Cranberry Coriander Fennel Tea," 6 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of tea ball

1886, in the meaning defined above

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“Tea ball.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tea%20ball. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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