tea shop

noun

chiefly British
: a small restaurant or café : tearoom

Examples of tea shop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some boba tea shops give you the option to add jellies and specialty tapioca pearls. Samantha Lauriello, Health, 8 Apr. 2024 Bon Bon Shop joins the growing list of boba tea shops in the Milwaukee area. Jessica Rodriguez, Journal Sentinel, 12 Mar. 2024 Food options abound at the Source OC, including Korean-style hot dogs, coffee and tea shops, bakeries, Korean barbecue and more. Sarah Mosqueda, Los Angeles Times, 29 Mar. 2024 The far East Valley saw a particularly large restaurant boom, with eight new eateries opening their doors in Gilbert and Queen Creek, including an American-style tavern, a boba tea shop and the expansion of a beloved family barbecue restaurant. The Arizona Republic, 4 Mar. 2024 Yang was inspired to open the business by his brother, who owns a boba tea shop in Minnesota. Jessica Rodriguez, Journal Sentinel, 12 Mar. 2024 Tired of high costs, poor service and limited choices at home, Hong Kongers are going to Shenzhen to buy groceries, go out for meals and discover new bubble tea shops. Olivia Wang, New York Times, 20 Feb. 2024 The tea shop that sells milk tea, fruit tea and other specialty boba drinks got its start in Concord. Heidi Finley, Charlotte Observer, 16 Feb. 2024 This is the tone owner Soo Young Cho hopes to set at Kiwa, her Korean coffee and tea shop that recently opened in the Clifton neighborhood. The Courier-Journal, 16 Feb. 2024

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'tea shop.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

1851, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tea shop was in 1851

Dictionary Entries Near tea shop

Cite this Entry

“Tea shop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tea%20shop. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

More from Merriam-Webster on tea shop

Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!