tea ball

noun

Definition of tea ball 

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

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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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