- 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.
- 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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Examples from the Web for matcha
One of my favorite things to do there is to have matcha tea—but prepared the authentic way, by a tea master.A Superstar Chef Does the Unthinkable
November 17, 2008
Call it, great lady, by another name; An humble modesty, that would not matchA molehill with Olympus.The Plays of Philip Massinger