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matcha

[ mah-chuh ]
/ ˈmɑ tʃə /
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noun

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.

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Origin of matcha

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