What is a tea towel?

Tea towel [noun]: (also known as a dish towel) a cloth used primarily for drying dishes.

Tea towels were apparently first used by old English ladies to dry their fragile bone china.

Today you can wave a tea towel at a demonstration.

Tea towels can be used to cover warm muffins.

To wrap a bottle of wine.

Van Gogh painted on tea towels when he ran out of canvas.

Hang one on the wall in your living room.

Send someone a message on a tea towel.

A tea towel is an idea.