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5.
Historically speaking, "texas tea" was an anarchonistic definition of oil during the oil rush in Texas. "Black gold" is a synonym.

I believe it was phrased very early on in 20th century pop culture.
They struck the ol' texas tea, lucky sumbitches movin' on to Dallas.
by Dis July 06, 2004
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1.
Another name for promethazine w/ codeine; aka barre, lean, sizzurp, oil, purple stuff, Memphis mud, drank, purple jelly, etc. Real popular in H-Town; mix it up with some Sprite, crushed ice, and jolly ranchers, and get ta sippin'...
Let's po' up a deuce of some Texas tea and start leanin'...
by headbussa_666 June 26, 2005
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2.
The term "Texas Tea" was originally used to describe oil, and was popularized by the hit 1960s television show, The Beverly Hillbillies: "Oil that is, black gold, Texas tea."

Today, the term can also be found in your local bar as it represents the name of a mixed drink, also by the same name:

Texas Tea:

2 oz Tequila
2 oz Rum
2 oz Vodka
2 oz Gin
2 oz Bourbon Whiskey
2 oz Triple Sec
2 oz Sweet and Sour Mix
Coca-Cola
Then one day he was shootin at some food,
And up through the ground came a bubblin crude. Oil that is, black gold, Texas tea.
by Giskard July 06, 2004
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3.
West texas light crude oil, esp. if discovered by a hillbilly named Jed.
Listen to a story about a man named jed a poor mountaineer barely kept his family fed then one day he was shooting at some food and up from the ground came a bubbling crude. Oil that is. Black gold. Texas tea.
by Jethro July 06, 2004
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4.
Slang term for crude oil, which is a resource located in Texas as well in other parts of the world.
"...and then one day he was shootin' at some food, and up from the ground came bubblin' crude. Oil that is: black gold, texas tea..."
by chairman July 06, 2004
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6.
Oil. Crude Oil to be specific. First made popular when there were major oil strikes in Beaumont Texas. Then made popular on the television show The Beverly Hillbillies
We're pumping out 100,000 barrels of that Texas Tea these days.
by Row July 06, 2004
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7.
Unrefined crude oil, the black stuff that comes out of the ground.
Made famous by the old sixties TV show, "The Beverly Hillbillies." The theme song goes:

Gonna tell you a story 'bout a man named Jed / poor mountaineer barely kept his family fed/ then one day he was shootin' up some food/ and up from the ground come bubblin' crude/ oil that is, black gold, Texas Tea."
by Dr. A July 06, 2004
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