tea shop


Definition of tea shop

chiefly British
: a small restaurant or café : tearoom

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Mature British readers will associate the Lyons name with tea shops and Corner Houses (the Starbucks of their time), from which white-aproned waitresses, known as Nippies, made it into the Oxford English Dictionary. The Economist, "The Jewish immigrants who changed British diets," 29 Aug. 2019 Companies from luxury fashion brands to bubble tea shops are under pressure to distance themselves from protesters and declare their support for the ruling Communist Party's position on Hong Kong. Author: Yanan Wang, Christopher Bodeen, Anchorage Daily News, "Hong Kong airport shut down amid pro-democracy protest," 12 Aug. 2019 The water shortfall is disrupting business at all levels, from the gleaming, 45-kilometer (28-mile) IT Corridor to the neighborhood tea shop. Washington Post, "India’s Chennai rapid growth threatened by water shortages," 6 Aug. 2019 Nearby, Sonalal Saw, 24, takes an auto rickshaw to a public tap under a metro rail overpass every four or five days to fill more than a dozen 50-liter (13-gallon) jugs for his tea shop. Washington Post, "India’s Chennai rapid growth threatened by water shortages," 6 Aug. 2019 Outside a tea shop, a half-dozen local guides wearing North Face jackets and secondhand boots awaited their clients, shouting out greetings to passing friends: Ya, Rashid! Rachel Monroe, Outside Online, "Last winter, Moroccan officials found two hikers dead on the trail to the highest peak in the Atlas Mountains. The international investigation that followed revealed the fragility of the adventure travel economy, as well as what happens when a small tourist hub is suddenly made strange by violence.," 29 July 2019 Bubble tea shops Identitea and Boba Guys started selling stainless steel straws with cleaners in the hope that customers bring their reusable straws on future visits. Janelle Bitker, SFChronicle.com, "Bay Area chefs confront climate change, environmental impact," 20 July 2019 Go to a tea shop or a tea market, where vendors will prepare and pour samples for you. Elizabeth Chang, Washington Post, "The best souvenirs to bring home from 10 countries," 2 July 2019 In Carsamba on the night of the debate earlier this month, dozens of men squatted on plastic stools in the street in front of a tea shop, eyeing the projector-screen spectacle. Laura King, latimes.com, "Repeat election for Istanbul mayor is a key test for Turkey’s authoritarian-minded president," 22 June 2019

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First Known Use of tea shop

1851, in the meaning defined above

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