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  1. high teanoun

    substantial early evening meal including tea


  1. high teanoun

    A late afternoon or early evening meal, also known as "meat tea".

  2. high teanoun


  3. high teanoun

    Formal afternoon tea.


  1. high tea

    High tea is a British meal typically eaten in the late afternoon or early evening, and includes an array of foods including sandwiches, scones, pastries, cakes, and often a hot dish. High tea originated as a working class meal, eaten upon returning home from work. Nowadays, high tea is often seen as a special event or luxury celebration, sometimes confused with afternoon tea, and is served in many hotels and tea shops.

Etymology and Origins

  1. High Tea

    A substantial meat tea towards the close of the day in place of the fashionable set dinner. This is the invariable custom in Germany. In English it is usual to designate such a meal as a “Knife and Fork Tea.” See “High Time.”

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of high tea in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of high tea in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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