- (uncountable) The dried leaves or buds of the tea plant, Camellia sinensis.
"Go to the supermarket and buy some tea."
- (uncountable) By extension, any drink made by infusing parts of various other plants.
- (uncountable, Britain) A light meal eaten mid-afternoon, typically with tea; afternoon tea.
- (slang, dated) Marijuana.
- (countable) A variety of the tea plant.
"Darjeeling is a tea from India."
- (countable, Southern US) A glass of iced tea, typically served with ice cubes and sometimes with a slice or wedge of lemon.
- (cricket) The break in play between the second and third sessions.
"Australia were 490 for 7 at tea on the second day."
- (uncountable) The drink made by infusing these dried leaves or buds in hot water.
"Would you like some tea?"
- (countable, Australia, Britain, Canada, New Zealand, northern US) A cup of any one of these drinks, often with a small amount of milk or cream added and sweetened with sugar or honey.
- (uncountable, New Zealand, Britain, Australia) The main evening meal, irrespective of whether tea is drunk with it.
"The family were sitting round the table, having their tea."
- To take afternoon tea (the light meal).
- To drink tea.