Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who drinks tea; especially, one who uses tea as a beverage habitually or in preference to any other.
“There are a variety of teas to choose from, but the jasmine was amazing and you don't have to be a tea-drinker to enjoy it.”
“The Grand Sport is the worthy successor to the Ferrari F40, the Lamborghini Diablo, the McLaren F1 and every other Texas tea-drinker that ever owned the title "world's fastest.”
“Being a fellow tea-drinker, I find this story sweet, light and delicate with an amusing aftertaste.”
“He devoured rather than eat his food, and was a remarkable tea-drinker; on one occasion, perhaps for bravado, taking twenty-five cups at a sitting.”
“He was, however, an inveterate tea-drinker; and there was another aromatic herb (I write this with my pipe in my mouth) of which he was, up to the very last, a most ardent consumer.”
“They both drank a great deal, but Ben, alas, drank wine overmuch, as was common in his day, while Sam drank endless cups of tea, seventeen or eighteen it might be at a sitting, indeed he called himself a hardened and shameless tea-drinker.”
“The good doctor evidently lived up to his reputation as a tea-drinker at all times and places.”
“When the can is emptied it is passed around among the company for each tea-drinker to take up as many leaves as can be held between the thumb and finger; the leaves being considered a special dainty.”
“A hardened and shameless tea-drinker, who for twenty years diluted his meals with the infusion of this fascinating plant; whose kettle had scarcely time to cool; who with tea amused the evening, with tea solaced the midnight, and with tea welcomed the morning.”
“The tea-drinker should drink the contents of his or her cup so as to leave only about half a teaspoonful of the beverage remaining.”
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