The tea Party in Georgia went up against the Republican establishment and Major League Baseball.
Cain also leads Romney among self-described tea Party voters, 29 percent to 18 percent.
After weeks of bickering, a debt-deal framework emerges in the final hours with major influences from the tea Party evident.
In April, a group of William and Mary political scientists did the most comprehensive survey of tea Party supporters yet.
tea Partiers from Rand Paul to Sharron Angle have been tarred as wingnuts, kooks.
When these were arranged upon the table to his satisfaction, they sat down to tea.
But that is a large subject: let us leave it till after tea.
Standing on the grounds does not spoil the flavor of coffee as it does tea.
And here is tea as hot, I believe, as if we were still blessed with glass windows.
"You will come in and have a cup of tea after your long walk," observed Waveney.
1650s, earlier chaa (1590s, from Portuguese cha), from Malay teh and directly from Chinese (Amoy dialect) t'e, in Mandarin ch'a. First known in Paris 1635, the practice of drinking tea was first introduced to England 1644.
The distribution of the different forms of the word reflects the spread of use of the beverage. The modern English form, along with French thé, Spanish te, German Tee, etc., derive via Dutch thee from the Amoy form, reflecting the role of the Dutch as the chief importers of the leaves (through the Dutch East India Company, from 1610). The Portuguese word (attested from 1550s) came via Macao; and Russian chai, Persian cha, Greek tsai, Arabic shay, and Turkish çay all came overland from the Mandarin form.
Meaning "afternoon meal at which tea is served" is from 1738. Slang meaning "marijuana" (which sometimes was brewed in hot water) is attested from 1935, felt as obsolete by late 1960s. Tea ball is from 1895.
[the narcotics senses probably fr use of tea as winking and ironic concealment]