One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A formal tea party or other social engagement, especially one hosted and (largely) attended by women, often for charitable fund-raising; (in extended use) an exclusive gathering.
2Figurative. As the type of something very polite, genteel, or delicate (usually in negative constructions).
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Evening Observer (Dunkirk, New York). From pink + tea.
pink tea/pɪŋk ˈtiː/
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