A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

TEA

Mon, 14 Nov '22
Brewed beverage
Fri, 11 Nov '22
"A true warrior, like ___, shows his strength in hot water" (Chinese proverb)
Wed, 26 Oct '22
Drink "for two" in song
Mon, 24 Oct '22
Spill the ___ (gossip)
Wed, 5 Oct '22
Gossip, slangily
Mon, 3 Oct '22
Green or black beverage
Sun, 18 Sep '22
Hot spot in England?
Sun, 28 Aug '22
Word with garden or party
Sat, 20 Aug '22
Garden activity
Wed, 10 Aug '22
Iced ___
Sun, 26 Jun '22
Drink with crumpets
Mon, 30 May '22
Breakfast beverage
Thu, 19 May '22
Hot spot in the afternoon, say
Sun, 8 May '22
Aromatic beverage
Tue, 3 May '22
Oolong, e.g.
Mon, 25 Apr '22
Pekoe or Darjeeling
Wed, 16 Mar '22
Cosy "spot"
Fri, 18 Feb '22
Latest gossip, in modern lingo
Thu, 13 Jan '22
Rooibos, e.g.
Mon, 3 Jan '22
With 59-Across, "Madam Secretary" star
Sun, 2 Jan '22
Cha chaan teng serving
Sat, 1 Jan '22
Bags one might have when tired?
Sun, 12 Dec '21
Word after high or weak
Sat, 11 Dec '21
Black ___
Thu, 4 Nov '21
Sleepytime, e.g.
Tue, 5 Oct '21
Spill the ___ (gossip)
Tue, 24 Aug '21
Gossip that gets "spilled"
Sun, 8 Aug '21
English breakfast, e.g.
Thu, 29 Jul '21
Matcha, e.g.
Wed, 16 Jun '21
Gossip, in slang
Mon, 19 Apr '21
Oolong or Darjeeling
Wed, 3 Mar '21
Gossip fodder, slangily
Sun, 21 Feb '21
Offering in china ... or from China
Fri, 5 Feb '21
Major export of Kenya