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1. Powdered green tea, used in Japanese tea ceremonies and as a flavoring for sweets and sweet drinks.
2. Tea prepared by mixing such powder with hot water.

[Japanese (now written with the kanji for matsu, to rub, grind + cha, tea) : matsu, end, tip, fine powder, dust (from Early Middle Chinese mat; also the source of Mandarin , end, tip, nonessentials) + cha, tea; see chanoyu.]
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15) Note that this list of "sacred" dances does not include any stories from the Reamker, including the seduction of Sovann Maccha (Suvarnamatsya) by Hanuman, the single most popular piece in the entire dance drama repertoire.
She and her friends were teaching the non-Japanese how to make Orizuru and serving Maccha, a traditional Japanese green tea over to the customers at a Japanese restaurant in the capital during the past few days.
Japan ICAF staff presented the attendees with maccha cookies and Japanese chocolates, postcards and magnets.