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[mass noun] An oil resembling olive oil obtained from the seeds of the sasanqua and related plants, used chiefly in China and Japan.
- ‘Camellia tea oil is more than 80 per cent monounsaturated fat and 10.8 per cent saturated fat.’
- ‘Cold-pressed, extra-virgin gourmet tea oil can be used as a base for marinades, salad dressing, sautéeing, grilling and more.’
- ‘He's looking to develop the best types of tea oil camellias to grow for this area of the world.’
- ‘Susan, the tea oils I've come across recently are refined cooking oils (so they can claim high-smoke points)… so they lack flavor depth.’
- ‘The annual output of tea oil is 500 tons, accounting for 8.6 percent of the edible plant oil produced in the country.’
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