cambric tea

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cambric tea

A drink for children, made of hot water, milk, sugar, and usually a small amount of tea.

[So called because it is thin and white like cambric.]
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cam′bric tea′

a beverage of sweetened hot water and milk and often weak tea.
[1885–90, Amer.]
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Noun1.cambric tea - a beverage for children containing hot water and milk and sugar and a small amount of tea
tea - a beverage made by steeping tea leaves in water; "iced tea is a cooling drink"
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