a late afternoon or early evening meal similar to a light supper.
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How to use high tea in a sentence
Liz talked of traveling the world, shopping for shoes and purses, mother-daughter spa trips for manis, pedis, and massages, and high tea at the ever-so-elegant Huntington Library.The True Story Behind the New Netflix Film Fatherhood | Annabel Gutterman | June 18, 2021 | Time
It is Miss Manners’ understanding that in Scotland, high tea is somewhat closer to afternoon tea in England, but it is still not quite the same thing, because it includes hot food — meat pie, fish, game or such — and hearty baked goods.
Therefore, high tea includes meat and other hot foods and baked goods.
We are planning on attending a high tea at Edinburgh Castle.
The whole village participated in traditional tribal attire, coming together to pray and enjoy a high tea.Global Events Celebrate Success of Women Nobel Prize Laureates | Swanee Hunt | December 12, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
She planned for Sunday an automobile ride; she was to hire the car from the Axminister garage, and a high tea afterward.The Butterfly House | Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Then the maid burst out of the kitchen with a tray and the principal utensils for high tea thereon.The Regent | E. Arnold Bennett
Of all pernicious customs there is none more to be deprecated than that of high tea, as it is called.Nervous Breakdowns and How to Avoid Them | Charles David Musgrove
Late that afternoon he had gratified Nanna by sharing her high tea, and so he was not expected in the dining-room.What Timmy Did | Marie Adelaide Belloc Lowndes
He would sit, after high tea, of which cold fried fish was the prime ingredient, dozing over the Jewish weekly.Ghetto Comedies | Israel Zangwill
British Dictionary definitions for high tea
British See tea (def. 4c)
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