Definition of matcha in English:



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’
    • ‘The matcha vodka (green tea) was a disappointment for hardcore matcha fans; I found this version too watery.’
    • ‘Matcha, imported from Japan, is completely different from other teas or coffees.’
    • ‘The researchers found that samples of matcha had 200 times the concentration of epigallocatechin gallate in the common U.S. tea.’
    • ‘I used to buy from a tea supplier in the U.S. until they moved and I had to find another source for Matcha.’
    • ‘East Coasters still have to sort through the seaweed and sushi rice on the shelves of Asian markets for matcha.’
    • ‘Bancha is the everyday green leaf tea; matcha is the more expensive powdered tea used for the tea ceremony.’
    • ‘These days, I'm really into matcha, which is a powdered tea.’
    • ‘The matcha leaves are literally crushed by the server into a concoction to which water is added.’
    • ‘The entire matcha plant is ground into a powder.’
    • ‘Your Matcha is the best I have ever tasted.’
    1. 1.1 Tea 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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘I was in my studio at 8 a.m., writing and drinking matcha.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘The health benefits exceed those of green tea because when you drink matcha you ingest the whole leaf, not just the brewed water.’
      • ‘Matcha is a drink made by whisking powdered tea leaves in hot water (as opposed to brewing a tea with loose leaves).’


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