Definition of matcha in English:

matcha

noun

mass noun
  • 1Powdered green tea leaves, dissolved in hot water to make tea or used as a flavouring.

    ‘all you need is matcha, boiling water, a milk of your choice, and honey’
    as modifier ‘matcha ice cream’
    • ‘Bancha is the everyday green leaf tea; matcha is the more expensive powdered tea used for the tea ceremony.’
    • ‘The matcha leaves are literally crushed by the server into a concoction to which water is added.’
    • ‘The matcha vodka (green tea) was a disappointment for hardcore matcha fans; I found this version too watery.’
    • ‘These days, I'm really into matcha, which is a powdered tea.’
    • ‘Matcha, imported from Japan, is completely different from other teas or coffees.’
    • ‘East Coasters still have to sort through the seaweed and sushi rice on the shelves of Asian markets for matcha.’
    • ‘The entire matcha plant is ground into a powder.’
    • ‘Your Matcha is the best I have ever tasted.’
    • ‘I used to buy from a tea supplier in the U.S. until they moved and I had to find another source for Matcha.’
    • ‘The researchers found that samples of matcha had 200 times the concentration of epigallocatechin gallate in the common U.S. tea.’
    1. 1.1Tea made with matcha.
      ‘at last month's New York Fashion Week, models were spotted sipping bright green matcha’
      • ‘The Japanese tea ceremony is called chanoyu or sado in Japanese and the bitter tea served is called matcha.’
      • ‘Some nutritionists have suggested that matcha, the green tea prepared during Japanese tea ceremonies, might offer more health benefits than the green tea most people drink in the United States.’
      • ‘Matcha is a drink made by whisking powdered tea leaves in hot water (as opposed to brewing a tea with loose leaves).’
      • ‘It came into being because it is not desirable to drink strong matcha on an empty stomach and some sort of preceding meal was therefore indicated.’
      • ‘A cup of matcha contains 70 times the antioxidants of a cup of orange juice and nine times the beta-carotene of a serving of spinach.’
      • ‘When properly prepared, matcha is as thick as cappuccino.’
      • ‘In North America, you're more likely to have matcha served in an actual milkshake than by itself, as plain tea.’
      • ‘"Just take those few moments to focus on whisking the matcha and be present in the moment," she says.’
      • ‘The health benefits exceed those of green tea because when you drink matcha you ingest the whole leaf, not just the brewed water.’
      • ‘I was in my studio at 8 a.m., writing and drinking matcha.’

Origin

Japanese, from matsu ‘to rub’ + cha ‘tea’, from Chinese (Mandarin dialect) chá (see tea).

Pronunciation

matcha

/ˈmatʃə/