cambric tea


noun

a mixture of hot water and milk, with sugar and, often, weak tea.

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Origin of cambric tea

An Americanism dating back to 1885–90
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Example sentences from the Web for cambric tea

  • Once I sat in a high chair and wore a bib and banqueted on cambric-tea and prunes.

    The Younger Set|Robert W. Chambers