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matcha

[mah-chuh]
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noun
  1. a finely ground powder made from small green tea leaves that have been steamed briefly, then dried, used to make tea and as a flavoring in desserts.
  2. tea made by mixing this powder with hot water, traditionally used in the Japanese tea ceremony.

Origin of matcha

< Japanese < matsu “to rub” + cha “tea” (< Chinese chá )
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