Definition of high tea in English:

high tea


  • A meal eaten in the late afternoon or early evening, typically consisting of a cooked dish, bread and butter, and tea.

    ‘you sat down and had high tea’
    ‘an agreeable high tea of poached eggs on toast, tea, and cakes’
    ‘two high teas’
    • ‘Following high tea in Charleville and musical entertainment the happy group returned to Setrights at midnight.’
    • ‘The Ritz is the setting for high teas, lavish celebrity parties - and now a Littlewoods clothing launch.’
    • ‘Substantial midday dinners and high teas were handed through the serving hatch by Jenny, my mother's live-in cook and general maid.’
    • ‘Friday's menu on board the airline's carriers was spread on a table - breakfast, high tea and dinner.’
    • ‘We also had scones, crumpets, sandwiches, and tea for our afternoon and high teas, which were currently in vogue with Caurian ladies.’
    • ‘The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans is offering a grand high tea with a low-carb menu in its Lobby Lounge.’
    • ‘A very reasonable entry fee of $42 per team includes morning tea, hot lunch and high tea each day.’
    • ‘We serve tea with breakfast, iced tea before and hot tea after lunch and high tea in the evenings.’
    • ‘The thought of a high tea brought back childhood memories of Sundays at my grandparents.’
    • ‘Lunch, high tea, and dinner are served in the Teahouse, a tiny, romantic, cliffside restaurant.’
    • ‘The Mint Bar is the venue for more casual food, or try the Atrium for a gourmet sandwich or salad at lunch, or for high tea.’
    • ‘Each day comprises three rounds and the entry fee of $42 per team for each day includes morning tea, a hot lunch and high tea.’
    • ‘The event, which took place at the Dromhall Hotel, Killarney, was followed by a high tea and disco.’
    • ‘Like specialty coffee, gourmet teas have grown increasingly popular, and not just for afternoon high tea.’
    • ‘You can imagine the stripy bathing suit, and the lacework surf as it ebbs about her feet, and in the evening high tea and hushed gossip.’
    • ‘A high tea to display student designs will begin at noon Saturday, April 5, in the Joan Bice Underwood Tea Room, MacKay.’
    • ‘The mass walk will end at The Claridges hotel where a high tea has been organised in memory of the tsunami victims.’
    • ‘They're big on tradition here, especially on Sundays when they offer a special high tea, together with a carvery.’
    • ‘Dressed in costumes and using wooden racquets to recreate a 1903 atmosphere, club members enjoyed an afternoon of tennis and high tea.’
    • ‘‘There's nothing they can't provide for you,’ says Burton, who loves afternoon high tea while overlooking Michigan Avenue.’


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