tea leaf

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tea leaf dried leaves of the tea shrub; used to make tea "the store shelves held many different kinds of tea","they threw the tea into Boston harbor"
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Usage

In literature:

Her shawl looked particularly like a tea-leaf after long infusion.
"Little Dorrit" by Charles Dickens
Let us go and have a little willow-leaf tea!
"The March Family Trilogy, Complete" by William Dean Howells
TEA consists of the prepared leaves or leaf buds of a plant known as the tea plant and is used as one of the three stimulating beverages.
"Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5" by Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
The Colonel was coming round; the rest, or the ointment, or the tea-leaf poultice, had been good for snowblindness.
"The Magnetic North" by Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)
So I stayed home and made mamma some cabbage-leaf tea, and she felt better, and I was happy then, just as we are now.
"Sammie and Susie Littletail" by Howard R. Garis
Another medicine was heart leaf tea.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves: Volume IV, Georgia Narratives, Part 1" by Work Projects Administration
The tea pot is rinsed and warmed with hot water before receiving the dry leaf.
"Overland through Asia; Pictures of Siberian, Chinese, and Tartar Life" by Thomas Wallace Knox
Real tea-leaf tea alone contains the restorative they want; which is not to be found in sloe-leaf tea.
"Notes on Nursing" by Florence Nightingale
In 1652, tea sold for as high as L10 in the leaf.
"The Little Tea Book" by Arthur Gray
Make a drawing of a tea leaf.
"Human Foods and Their Nutritive Value" by Harry Snyder
This tea leaf stands for the third man.
"The Little Colonel's Christmas Vacation" by Annie Fellows Johnston
As to the product of these tea-fields, one realizes no difference in its flavor from that of the Chinese leaf.
"Foot-prints of Travel" by Maturin M. Ballou
It was at the tea-leaf stage that Winthrop found her.
"East Angels" by Constance Fenimore Woolson
The only crumpled rose-leaf in her happy cup was an accident that happened as they dismounted from the car for tea.
"Pink Gods and Blue Demons" by Cynthia Stockley
It is a small leaf that must be something like tea before it is dried.
"Adventures in Swaziland" by Owen Rowe O'Neil
The younger the leaf, the more high-flavoured and valuable is the tea.
"Curiosities of Medical Experience" by J. G. (John Gideon) Millingen
After this nothing is given but orange-leaf tea, to promote perspiration, and sometimes a little extract of jaborandi.
"Health, Happiness, and Longevity" by Louis Philippe McCarty
The white hand which lifted a cup of scalding tea to her lips trembled like a leaf.
"When It Was Dark" by Guy Thorne
Our foreheads bent to the earth, we have offered to him the green leaf of tea, and the milk of our herds.
"Sagas from the Far East" by Various
Another classification of tea is that depending upon the age and size of the leaf, the young leaf making the finer grade tea.
"Foods and Household Management" by Helen Kinne
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In news:

Rachel Lu, editor and co-founder of Tea Leaf Nation, spent her childhood in southern China.
Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf names John Theuer CFO.
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf has named former Panda Express executive John Theuer as chief financial officer, the Los Angeles-based chain said Thursday.
Tea Leaf Reading at Its Best: Eavesdropping on the Supreme Court.
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf to open in Wailea.
Tea Leaf Green plays Rock music, but not the kind you hear on WEBN or the sort that sometimes makes it onto Top 40 playlists.
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf .
We're talking great loose leaf tea that's half the price of Peet's and twice as tasty.
Xiaoying Zhou is a contributor to Tea Leaf Nation.
David Caragliano is a lawyer and international development professional based in Washington, DC, and a contributor to Tea Leaf Nation.
Charles Zhu is a contributor to Tea Leaf Nation.
Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf offers holiday menu.
Ellen Li is a contributor to Tea Leaf Nation.
Jessica Levine, a Johns Hopkins University graduate student in communications and Tea Leaf Nation contributor, researches the social and political implications of the Internet in China.
One company is betting on an exotic tea leaf to empower farmers, sell energy drinks and make a killing.
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