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American tea

An afternoon tea party held to raise funds. Common in the mid-decades of 20 C. Usually involved small stalls selling homemade items such as knitting, cakes and sweets. Usually organised and patronised by women: Mrs Jones is having an American Tea next Saturday afternoon, to raise money for...

Contributor's comments: I left Tasmania in 1987; never heard this phrase.