Origin of tea shop
Examples from the Web for tea shop
The "tea-shop" sold other commodities, such as a glass of port.A Young Man's Year|Anthony Hope
I was then faint for want of food, so I looked out for a tea-shop or restaurant.The Woman Thou Gavest Me|Hall Caine
At the tea-shop the man behind the counter willingly showed me numbers of teas.
He was back in the tea-shop, listening to the woman who spoke of terrible things.The Evil Shepherd|E. Phillips Oppenheim
A famous detective had occasion to question a veteran constable, and took him into a tea-shop to do so.Scotland Yard|George Dilnot