The articles, taken collectively, used in serving tea. (noun)
The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)
Use "tea-service" in a sentence
"With the bawling of the men's voices still in my ears, and with the pictures of their drink-puffed and filthy faces still vivid under my eyelids, I found myself greeted by a delicate-faced, prettily-gowned woman who sat beside a lacquered oriental table on which rested an exquisite tea-service of Canton china."
"The steward was just bringing the pretty tea-service for Miss West, and in the background Wada hovered."
"Ramsay de Give for The Wall Street Journal A selection of macarons The best bet is the tea-service platter for one or two $25 or $47, which includes tiny sandwiches such as smoked salmon with red onion or egg salad with thyme."