Pronunciation: [MAH-tchah]

A brilliant green powdered tea served in the Japanese tea ceremony. Matcha, also called hiki-cha is made from very high quality tea, which is too bitter for most western plates.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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