To drink tea.
Other Word Forms of Tea
Origin of Tea
Probably Dutch thee from Malay teh from Amoy te (equivalent to Mandarin chá) from dialectal Early Middle Chinese daɨ akin to Middle Chinese drƐː (source of Mandarin chá tea) chanoyu
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Introduced to English and other Western European languages by the Dutch East India Company, who sourced their tea in Amoy; compare Malay teh along the same trade route. Ultimately cognate to chai, from same Proto-Sino-Tibetan root; see discussion of cognates.
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