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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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Matcha Green Tea Blast -- a creamy blend of Matcha green tea, soymilk, frozen yogurt and sorbet.
I loved my Matcha flavoured scoop that had a really intense flavour of Matcha tea and lots of other components which were a bit unusual for me but worth a try.
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Tea Ceremony: Visitors to the festival can enjoy the authentic real matcha show (green tea ceremony) on Friday at 9pm and Saturday at 5pm.
The highlight was an exquisite matcha cup by Kotaro Tanimoto, the vice president of the Japan Tea Exporters' Council, clad in a traditional kimono and explaining the ritual gestures with expertise.
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Matcha is powdered green tea but with well over a hundred times the antioxidants of regular brewed green tea.
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