But for them that prefer tea & nonsense.
tea top: a musical, spinning samovar.
the Tea Theatre: the highest theatre in the world; home of the Darjeeling Drama.
tea hod: small hod for carrying tea bricks in Tibet.
tea square: an impotent Dervish.
tea cloud: a high calm soft warm light gold cloud, sometimes seen at sunset.
teafish: bred by the Japanese in special fish-farms, where it feeds on tannin-impregnated potato extract, this famous fish is the source of our ‘instant fish teas’, tasting equally of fish, chips, and tea.
tea cat: species of giant toad found in South India; it is not a cat and has no connection with tea.
grey tea: used of a disappointment. E.g. ‘Harriet got her grey tea that night.’
brown bolus tea: an old-fashioned medicine, of which the true recipie has been lost.
tea stays: so called, in Edwardian times, because they added elegance to the gestures of a hostess pouring tea.
sea tea: sailors’ name for plankton bouillon.
(Edwin Morgan, from The Dictionary of Tea, 1966)