Definition of sencha in English:

sencha

(also sen-cha)

noun

  • A type of Japanese tea made from green tea leaves that have been steamed, rolled, and dried.

Origin

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.

Pronunciation

sencha

/ˈsɛntʃə/