afternoon tea


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Noun1.afternoon tea - a light midafternoon meal of tea and sandwiches or cakesafternoon tea - a light midafternoon meal of tea and sandwiches or cakes; "an Englishman would interrupt a war to have his afternoon tea"
meal, repast - the food served and eaten at one time
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
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afternoon tea

n (Brit) → (Nachmittags)tee m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

afternoon tea

nm inv
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in classic literature ?
They saw the robin carry food to his mate two or three times, and it was so suggestive of afternoon tea that Colin felt they must have some.
And a PIE for afternoon tea! The very idea!" said Cousin Tabitha Twitchit.
The gloomy gardener happened to be ill in bed, and the assistant was at vespers-- as Lutheran Germany calls afternoon tea or its equivalent-- so the nurse filled up the holes as well as she could with mould, burying the crushed and mangled roses, cheated for ever of their hopes of summer glory, and I stood by looking on dejectedly.
Except in the gross material sense of the afternoon tea I made no preparations for Mrs.
Bertha Kircher laughed as evenly and with as little hysteria as though she were moved by the small talk of an afternoon tea.
Today, tea ceremonies have evolved into a booming business where teahouses and hotels supply patrons with endless pots of steaming tea, pastries and sandwiches for the process of afternoon tea. Though a relatively novel pastime to some, tea ceremonies are actually seeped in rich traditions which many fail to quite admonish what secrets are contained in their beloved cup.
Ceredigion's Nanteos Mansion is launching an exciting new afternoon tea menu in time to celebrate National Afternoon Tea Week from August 12-18.
Not that I need an excuse to indulge in cake, but Afternoon Tea Week returns on August 12-18 so I decided to try Surrey's best rated spot for tea and scones.
An afternoon tea to raise money for Breast Cancer Care is being held BYTOM Arthur MSP.
Starting now until 19 May, The Jade Lounge collaborates with cle de peau BEAUTE to present Power of Radiance Afternoon Tea.
And as far as experiences in London go, you can't go far wrong with afternoon tea. There's no better way to while away a few hours, in a way you couldn't in a restaurant (unless you order lots of food, very slowly).
'AFTERNOON tea' is alleged to have been invented by Anna Russell, Duchess of Bedford, during a visit to see the 5th Duchess of Rutland in the mid-1840s.