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

Examples of tea ball in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Put the coffee beans in a large tea ball or tie them up in a piece of cheesecloth. Washington Post, 26 Aug. 2021 This loose tea sampler includes 6 teas of your choosing and a tea ball to make nearly 30 cups. Cheyann Neades, Better Homes & Gardens, 7 Apr. 2021 The tea ball is so potent, it can be steeped up to five times without losing its essence. Los Angeles Times, 28 Sep. 2019 According to Shaoxing News, a teen amassed about 100 undigested bubble tea balls inside of her stomach. Jasmine Gomez, Seventeen, 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, 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, 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, 6 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of tea ball

1886, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

7 Sep 2021

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“Tea ball.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tea%20ball. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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