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high tea

noun, British
a late afternoon or early evening meal similar to a light supper.
Origin of high tea
1825-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for high tea
  • The restaurant is nonsmoking and offers a full bar, private rooms, high tea and wheelchair access for disabled patrons.
  • It is both observation lounge and dining venue offering specialties from the ship's main restaurants as well as daily high tea.
  • The first day, enjoy high tea, take a walk into the bush and view animals from the camp deck at night.
  • The golf course invites players, and the dining room serves high tea.
  • Days at sea are filled with a variety of activities, from game shows to high tea to karaoke contests.
  • high tea service features a three-tier tray including pastries, sandwiches and scones with cream and raspberry jam.
  • high tea is served every afternoon, and bed turn-down comes with a rose.
  • Shipboard activities run the gamut from art auctions and high tea to rock climbing and ice skating.
  • We talked in the elegant salon and had high tea in the dining room.
  • Four of us each time would read our latest pages, then settle down to high tea.
British Dictionary definitions for high tea

high tea

(Brit) See tea (sense 4c)
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