Definition of Indian tea in English:

Indian tea


  • 1North American. Any several N. American shrubs whose leaves can be used to make a drink resembling tea; especially yaupon (Ilex vomitoria) or Labrador tea (genus Ledum).

  • 2Tea grown in India or Sri Lanka, especially black tea from Assam or the Darjeeling district.


Early 18th century; earliest use found in John Lawson (d. 1711), surveyor. From Indian + tea.


Indian tea

/ˌɪndɪən ˈtiː/