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tea leaves on the plant
iced tea with a lemon

Tea is generally a drink made from infusing tea leaves, which are the leaves of the tea plant, in boiling water. Sometimes other plants are used. Usually the leaves are not actually eaten; they are strained out of the broth before the broth is drunk.

Some people add milk or cream, sugar, or lemon juice.

Tea may be chilled with ice to make a refreshing drink known as ice tea or iced tea. In particular, chilled sweetened tea (or simply sweet tea) is a common beverage in the American South.

Tea is often sold in bottles with added sugar and lemon juice, to be chilled before use.

Tea is a popular drink mixer in some areas; when mixed with vodka, it is known as an Ice Pick.

Recipes featuring tea include[edit | edit source]

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tea (Q6097)