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Tea & Coffee


arabica coffee produced from the shrub Coffea arabica, grown esp. in Brazil.
bohea an inferior kind of black tea. [From the Wu-i hills in China].
cappuccino black coffee with a little milk > CAPPUCCINI or CAPPUCCINOS.
cha char tea.
chicory chiccory chickory a plant the leaves of which are used as a coffee substitute.
coffee a powder made from the seeds of a tree of the madder family; a drink made from this.
congo congou a kind of black Chinese tea. Pl. CONGOS or CONGOES; CONGOUS.
cuppa a cup esp. of tea.
decaf decaff a decaffeinated coffee.
espresso expresso a form of coffee-making machine; coffee made with this. Pl. ESPRESSOS, EXPRESSOS.
filtre as in cafe filtre, a strong black filtered coffee.
frappe frappee of coffee etc. iced, artificially cooled; (noun) an iced drink.
hyson a fine sort of green tea.
java a type of coffee.
lapsang a variety of SOUCHONG tea with a smoky flavour.
latte a kind of coffee, as in cafe latte.
macchiato espresso coffee served with a dash of hot or cold milk: MACCHIATOS.
manuka an Australian and New Zealand tree of the myrtle family, with aromatic leaves used as a substitute for tea.
mate an infusion made from the leaves and shoot of a S. American shrub, aka Paraguay tea.
mocha a choice, pungent coffee.
oolong oulong a variety of black tea with the flavour of green. [Chinese wu-lung, black dragon].
pekoe a scented black tea. [Chinese pek-ho, white down].
robusta coffee produced from a shrub Coffea robusta.
rooibos (Afrikaans) tea made from the dried leaves of an African plant.
silverskin the fine skin of a coffee bean.
soochong souchong a kind of black tea of a fine quality. [Chinese hsiao, small, + chung, sort].
stroupach stroupan (Scots) a drink of tea.
succory a plant the leaves of which are used as a coffee substitute.
tay tea.
tea can also be a verb, to take tea: TEAS, TEAING, TEAED.
teabag a small bag containing tea.
tealike like tea.
twanky twankay a variety of green tea. [From Tong-ke in China].
yapon yaupon youpon yupon a tree of the holly genus, the leaves of which are used as a tea substitute.
yerba a herb the leaves of which are used to make mate, or Paraguay tea.



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