Meaning of sencha in English:


Pronunciation /ˈsɛntʃə/


(also sen-cha)
  • A type of Japanese tea made from green tea leaves that have been steamed, rolled, and dried.


Late 19th century; earliest use found in Practical Magazine. From Japanese sencha from sen- to boil, infuse in hot water (from Middle Chinese; compare Chinese jiān to fry, to simmer in water) + cha tea.