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Ceylon tea

noun

full-flavored black pekoe tea of Sri Lanka with golden color and delicate flavor

Word Origin

Ceylon is former name of Sri Lanka

Usage Note

cooking

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  • The women in the ceylon tea Gardens bring in their baskets in the evening.

    The Romance of Plant Life G. F. Scott Elliot
  • The ceylon tea possesses little or no tannic acid, and is not nearly so deleterious to weak stomachs as other varieties.

    Doctor Jones' Picnic S. E. Chapman
  • I served the ceylon tea, together with biscuits and marmalade, the while our caller chatted nervously.

    Ruggles of Red Gap Harry Leon Wilson

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