泡 --(1) tr. v. to use water, usually hot, to dissolve water-soluble substances. Typically to dissolve medical, healthy or fragrant components of tea, coffee, herbs and other natural products.
(2) tr. v. slang. to kill the time by doing something. such as 泡 Ge, 泡 Niu, 泡 net.
Origin unknown. In communist China, people kill hours at work by drinking tea and chat.
Warning: offensive to certain people.