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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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Green tea: Genmaicha (Japan), Gyokuro (Japan), Mattcha (Japan), Sencha (Japan), Longjing (China), Gunpowder (China).
I discussed with Ishii the historical problem of inconsistent transliteration from Japanese into English of the tea: macha, matcha, maccha, mattcha, and so on.