Definition of kitchen tea in English:

kitchen tea

noun

Australian, South african, NZ
  • A party held before a wedding to which female guests bring items of kitchen equipment as presents for the bride-to-be.

    • ‘It was reported that all staff members had been asked to contribute to a kitchen tea for Madiba.’
    • ‘I once went to a kitchen tea in the 'burbs where there were 12 women.’
    • ‘Apparently she hosted her kitchen tea in Mthatha last Saturday - although the coy bride-to-be denied it yesterday.’