Willow tea

the prepared leaves of a species of willow largely grown in the neighborhood of Shanghai, extensively used by the poorer classes of Chinese as a substitute for tea.

See also: Willow

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Glasgow's Charles Rennie Mackintosh-inspired Willow Tea Rooms has been considered among the city's must-visit attractions since opening more than two decades ago.
You've devoured cream-laden scones at The Willow Tea Rooms, admired the Floating Heads of Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and been tickled by the fronds of tropical plants at Glasgow Botanic Gardens.
The famous Willow Tea Rooms in Glasgow has introduced the special drink in aid of a project that supports women who are camel milk traders in Kenya.
The Mackintoshinspired Willow Tea Rooms in Glasgow are using the milk in "camelccinos" during June in aid of a project helping Kenyan traders.
The Willow Tea Rooms in Glasgow will offer the drinks, known as camelccinos, from Wednesday in what is claimed to be a Scottish first, with 10 per cent of profits going towards a scheme for camel milk traders.
Originally designed by Mackintosh in 1903 for Miss Cranston, who was a leading figure in the development of tea rooms, the Willow Tea Rooms Trust have now created a world-class cultural attraction, with a new exhibition, visitor centre, tea room and gift shop.
The company's Fit Out Division has secured the redevelopment of Atlantic Quay 1 and Atlantic Quay 3 office blocks in Glasgow and the refurbishment and restoration of the iconic Category A listed WillowTea Rooms Building on Sauchiehall Street for The Willow Tea Rooms Trust.
He put himself through college, gaining HNDs in both patisserie and confectionery, and left the supermarket only to launch his own venture, where the staff members include Shannon Smillie, a former confectioner at Glasgow's Willow tea rooms.
TAKE tea in the stylish Willow Tea Rooms (www.willow tearooms.