Definition of green tea in US English:

green tea


  • Tea made from unfermented leaves that is pale in color and slightly bitter in flavor, produced mainly in China and Japan.

    Compare with black tea
    • ‘The green tea served at these ceremonies is usually bitter in taste.’
    • ‘It also helps keep all the beneficial chemicals intact, which is why green tea is so good for you.’
    • ‘Anyway, if you're going to drink caffeine, the best form to do it in is tea, and green tea is the best.’
    • ‘We've been told of the health benefits of green tea, and even the benefits from dark chocolate.’
    • ‘Over cups of green tea and bowlfuls of rice crackers, we chat in his kitchen well into the afternoon.’


green tea

/ˌɡrēn ˈtē//ˌɡrin ˈti/