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tea

 [te]
1. the dried leaves of Thea chinensis, containing caffeine and tannic acid, or a decoction thereof.
2. any decoction or infusion.

tea

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1. The dried leaves of various genera of the family Theaceae, including Thea (T. sinensis), Camellia, and Gordonia, a shrub indigenous to China, southern and southeastern Asia, and Japan. Its chief constituent, on which its stimulating action largely depends, is the alkaloid caffeine, which is present in the amount of 1-4%; theophylline, a chemically related alkaloid, is also present.
See also: species (2).
2. The infusion made by pouring boiling water on tea leaves.
See also: species (2).
3. Any infusion or decoction made extemporaneously.
See also: species (2).
Synonym(s): thea
[Chinese (Amoy dial.) t'e, Mod. L. thea]

tea

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1. Camellia sinensis or its dried leaves, which contain caffeine, theophylline, tannic acid, and a volatile oil. Tea is either green or black depending on the curing method.
2. a decoction of these leaves, used as a stimulating beverage or soothing drink for various abdominal discomforts. Green tea has been used for prevention of dental caries and is also used in traditional Chinese medicine, ayurveda, and homeopathy.
3. any decoction or infusion.

tea

Etymology: Chin, ch'a
1 a beverage prepared from the leaves and leaf buds of an evergreen shrub, Thea sinensis. A member of the camellia family, the plant is grown mainly in Asia. Its pharmacologically active components include caffeine, theobromine, theophylline, and tannin.
2 maté tea, a caffeine beverage prepared from the leaves of Ilex paraguayensis, a shrub grown in South America.
3 See cannabis.

tea

Alternative nutrition
An infusion made from the dried leaves of the tea shrub (Camellia sinensis), which is consumed either black or green. Tea is regarded as a health-promoting food given its content of polyphenols and certain antioxidants, which decrease the risk of cancer. It may provide symptomatic relief from colds, nasal congestion, asthma (given its content of caffeine and theophylline), from diarrhoea (due to tannins), cardiovascular disease (due to polyphenols), osteoporosis (due to manganese) and tooth decay (due to fluoride).

Drug slang
A regionally popular term for marijuana or PCP.
 
Mainstream medicine
A clear liquid prepared prepared as an infusion from various leaves used for rehydration, or to “bind” patients with diarrhoea. Teas are divided into 3 types:
• Beverage teas—steeped for 1–2 minutes;
• Infusions—steeped for 10–20 minutes to extract complete medicinal value; or
• Decoctions—boiled for 10–20 minutes.

tea  

Mainstream medicine A 'clear liquid' prepared as an infusion from various leaves, used for rehydration, or to 'bind' Pts with diarrhea

TEA

Thromboendarterectomy

tea

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1. The dried leaves of various genera of the family Theaceae, including Thea (T. sinensis), Camellia, and Gordonia.
2. Infusion made by pouring boiling water on tea leaves.
3. Any infusion or decoction made extemporaneously.
[Chinese (Amoy dial.) t'e, Mod. L. thea]

TEA

thermic effect of activity

Patient discussion about tea

Q. What is better for you tea or coffee? I like to drink both tea and coffee, but which is healthier for me and has less caffeine?

A. tea is much better than coffee because tea has antioxidants,which help the body,coffee does not and coffee has more caffine than tea.

Q. Have you heard of CoD(tm) Tea and Nutritional System to treat cancer? Does it apply to brain cancer too? There have already been 6 brain tumors. A friend told me about this tea that's supposed to help, in addition to chemo, against malignant tumors. Have any of you heard of it? If it works, why is there so little research about it?

A. I'm OK - it's my mom. We live from MRI to MRI (a month to the next one) LOL.

Thanks for the encouragement!

Q. has anyone tryed that chinnes tea to lose weight am 50 and trying it now to help me but has anyone lost any weight on it

A. this tea is called wu-yi sourc you get vit on line

More discussions about tea
References in classic literature ?
Alice did not quite know what to say to this: so she helped herself to some tea and bread-and-butter, and then turned to the Dormouse, and repeated her question.
It's on the second shelf of the sitting-room closet and you and Diana can have it if you like, and a cooky to eat with it along in the afternoon, for I daresay Matthew'll be late coming in to tea since he's hauling potatoes to the vessel.
Anne flew down to the hollow, past the Dryad's Bubble and up the spruce path to Orchard Slope, to ask Diana to tea.
She said we could have fruit cake and cherry preserves for tea.
Nikita listened, watched their faces, and evidently would have liked to share in the conversation, but he was too busy drinking his tea and only nodded his head approvingly.
Nikita having meanwhile finished his fifth tumbler of tea laid it on its side instead of turning it upside down, hoping to be offered a sixth glass.
Not for miscellaneous working in, I grant you, Mr Wegg; but you might turn out valuable yet, as a--' here Mr Venus takes a gulp of tea, so hot that it makes him choke, and sets his weak eyes watering; 'as a Monstrosity, if you'll excuse me.
Mr Venus takes gulps of hot tea, shutting his eyes at every gulp, and opening them again in a spasmodic manner; but does not commit himself to assent.
Fain to accept his promise, and wishing to propitiate him, Mr Wegg looks on as he sighs and pours himself out more tea, and then says, trying to get a sympathetic tone into his voice:
I bore her coarse reproaches with astonishing equanimity, even with cheerfulness; for I was sensible that I had done more good to Nancy Brown than harm to her: and perhaps some other thoughts assisted to keep up my spirits, and impart a relish to the cup of cold, overdrawn tea, and a charm to the otherwise unsightly table; and--I had almost said--to Miss Matilda's unamiable face.
Cut along, Nastasya, and bring some tea, for tea we may venture on without the faculty.
As before, he put his left arm round the sick man's head, raised him up and gave him tea in spoonfuls, again blowing each spoonful steadily and earnestly, as though this process was the principal and most effective means towards his friend's recovery.