Used within the urban gay community, "tea" signifies a piece of sensitive and possibly highly sought-after information or tidbit.
Michael: Did you hear the tea about our Judy Dante?
Cornelius: Nah gurra, what's the tea?
Michael: The tea is that she dropped out of school to do bareback porn.
Cornelius: Bitch duh! That ain't no tea. That's just some water with a lemon in it.
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