Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Tea"

The meaning of "Tea" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does That's the tea mean?
A: it means that the person who said it just gave you some important information or gossip about another person. it goes with the sentence "spill the tea" which is you asking that person to give you that information.
Q: What does "She never held back on the tea and cakes when we visited. " mean?
A: Hi. It means she was super generous. If you don't hold back on something it means you give a lot - perhaps too much.
Q: What does You sold me at green tea. mean?
A: It means that as soon as the person mentioned "green tea", the other person was all in. They were up for whatever the other person was asking. Another example would be:

Person A: "Yesterday I went snowboarding, it was really fun. Blablabla. Do you want to go snowboarding tomorrow ?"

Person B: You sold me at "snowboarding". Yes I'll go with you !
Q: What does no tea no shade/no tea all shade mean?
A: Did you hear nick cannon had an affair behind iggy azalea back? Oh I want to know all the tea (I want to know all the gossip I want to know all the details)

did u hear about Chris Brown getting a dancer pregnant. ... No what's the tea (what's the details)
Brad pitt had an affair with Angelina Jolie . . . Oh really spill the tea (tell me all about it every details)
People used to sit have a cup of tea and they would talk /chat/gossip over a cup so that's where spill the tea/what's the tea comes from

NO shade /all shade /shady a bit harder to explain. . . . Your hair looks awful but I'm not being shady I'm just saying (I'm not being cheeky but the person is being cheeky and they know they are being cheeky)

I know her boyfriend is seeing another woman. If she had given him attention he wouldn't of went to her. No shade intended.. Meaning I'm telling you but I don't mean to be nasty about it . but they are being cheeky... Shady shade etc is saying something cheeky but saying your not being cheeky /nasty but you are and you know you are.
Q: What does while growing tea trees, we refuse to apply chemicals, and irrigate with natural spring water. mean?
A: It means no chemicals but they use spring water to irrigate.

Example sentences using "Tea"

Q: Please show me example sentences with tea and teas.
A: I like green tea.
I like all of these teas: the green, the herbal, the medicinal, etc.
Special plants were used to make this green tea.
Special plants were used to make our teas. (The have several types).
Q: Please show me example sentences with tea (on social media).
A: Spill the tea

A teacup is a storage of tea, you cant really see it 'wholly' but if you spill the tea, you could see all its content thus 'secrets" are revealed. Which is now also used for gossips.

When someone say something brutally. People would say 'Tea' since it's not something to be publicly mentioned
Q: Please show me example sentences with The tea (like a gossip ).
A: if you have some hot gossip to share with the girls, you’d text the group chat
“ladies, i’ve got tea😌😌”
and they would reply something like “spill it!!!”

if someone was to say something true and important, you might say,
“this tea is scalding!” (any variation of ‘hot tea’ in slang means something very true or accurate)

or after a statement that you deem true you can say “and that’s the tea!”


if you intend to use this language, be careful. it’s starting to become overused, so people of the “stan community” might consider it cringey if you overuse it with “stan language/slang”
Q: Please show me example sentences with tea.
A: is completely correct, but there's also this new-ish slang.
Ex: when you're with all of your friends and one has drama/gossip they want to share or others want to know about-
"Ooooh girl spill the tea! Let us in on all the new drama"
Q: Please show me example sentences with tea.
A: "I like to drink green tea"
"Some people like coffee, and others like tea"

Synonyms of "Tea" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between red tea and black tea and yellow tea and English tea ?
A: Yellow tea: Prepared by taking Chinese green tea and putting it into the dried bladder of a cow.
Black tea: Fully-oxidized tea, from the Camellia sinensis plant
Red tea: Rooibos, an herb native to and grown in South Africa, used to produce a caffeine-free herbal tea
English tea: A blend of several different types of black tea from different regions

What you have in the picture is black tea, but it is called "yellow label". The Lipton company says it gives you a gentle lift, brightening your day.
Q: What is the difference between iced tea and ice tea ?
A: They are the same thing. "Ice tea" is an alternate spelling, because the "d" in "iced tea" is hard to say clearly when speaking quickly.
Q: What is the difference between I would rather drink tea and I prefer to drink tea ?
A: I would rather drink tea is what you would say when someone asks you something like, "Would you rather drink coffee or tea?"

I prefer to drink tea is like what is your favorite drink, water or tea? "I prefer to drink tea."
Q: What is the difference between I made this tea. and I've made this tea. ?
A: There is just a very small difference. I've made this tea means you only did it a few minutes ago, but I made this tea can mean a long time ago, e.g. 5 hours ago.
Q: What is the difference between "Which would you like tea or coffee?" and "Which do you like tea or coffee? " ?
A: "Which do you like?" and "Which do you like better?" are more or less the same. You can use either when giving a person a choice and you don't know their preferences. However the second can be used when you know that a person likes two things and you want to know which they like better. So let's say you just met me, you can ask me either question. You don't know if I like either or neither. The second question you'd ask if you knew I liked both, but you wanted to clarify which one I especially liked.

Translations of "Tea"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? "I made you some tea" - someone said this bringing a cup of tea, i wonder if i can use "some" for one cup of tea. i thought 'some' meant a several of things...
A: Yes, you can use it for drinks. “Some tea”, “some coffee”, “some juice”, and so on.
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? would you like some tea?
A: Check the question to view the answer
Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? I don’t like tea
A: Check the question to view the answer
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? hot tea
A: Check the question to view the answer
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? 국제 차문화(tea culture) 전시회 / 국제 농업 수출입박람회(수출입 상담회)
A: International Tea Culture Exhibition / International Agriculture Import & Export Fair (Import & Export Fair)

Other questions about "Tea"

Q: How do you make tea? I'd like to know the easiest way of making tea.
A: 1. Boil water.
2. Place teabag inside.
3. Add sugar/cream. (optional)
Q: Non-refrigerated tea is over there. Does this sound natural?
A: depends on what you're saying, but "there's some non-refrigerated tea over there" probably works in more cases
Q: Would green tea be fine for you? Does this sound natural?
A: We might say "alright" or "ok" instead of "fine"
Q: Making tea is as a learning as making coffee. Does this sound natural?
A: Making tea is just like making coffee.
Q: A: Oh, I'm very sleepy. I need to drink tea before starting classes in the afternoon.
B: Do you usually drink tea when you want to wake you up?
As for me, I would drink coffee when I want to wake me up. Does this sound natural?
A: Do you usually drink tea when you want to wake up? I drink coffee when I want to wake up / be awake / stay awake.

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