green tea



a tea that is steamed to prevent fermentation and then rolled and dried.

Origin of green tea

First recorded in 1695–1705 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for green tea

  • These green-tea dreams and visions were not so much phases of sleep as an intensification and vivid furnishing forth of insomnia.

    Soul of a Bishop|H. G. Wells
  • Mr Fortune witnessed the process of colouring them in the Hung-chow green-tea country, and describes the process.

British Dictionary definitions for green tea

green tea


a sharp tea made from tea leaves that have been steamed and dried quickly without fermenting

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