Green Tea

Pronounced o-cha, this is the native tea most associated with Japan. Teas like green tea, oolong tea and English tea come from the tsubakithe word for camellia.
つばき The Kanji for this word is 椿.
tree. The tsubaki tree is an evergreen or jyouryokujyuthe word for evergreen tree.
じょうりょくじゅ The Kanji for this word is 常緑樹.
, in which the leaves do not fall easily by themselves. If the tea leaves are fermented or hakkou surumeans to ferment.
はっこうする The Kanji for this word is 醗酵する
50% of the way, they become oolong tea and if fermented 100%, they become kouchathe word for black tea.
こうちゃ The Kanji for this word is 紅茶
or English tea.

Types of Green Tea
Name Description
senchafine tea.
せんちゃ. The Kanji for this word is 煎茶.
This is a green tea that is representative of Japanese green tea. There are 3 kinds. Perculate 3-4 grams of sencha at 70-80 oC for each cup.
matchapowdered tea.
まっちゃ. The Kanji for this word is 抹茶.
Powdered tea used in the chanoyu tea ceremony. Requires the best leaves because the tea isn’t infused in the hot water. matchapowdered tea.
まっちゃ. The Kanji for this word is 抹茶.
is also used in making green tea flavored candy and snacks. Click the link below for an interesting matcha recipe.
Milk Matcha Recipe
gyokurothe best qualit tea is gyokuro.
ぎょくろ. The Kanji for this word is 29577;露
The finest of the infused green teas. Contains the least bitterness of green teas, because the tea bushes are shaded before new shoots emerge from the plant. The yield for this type of green tea is low contributing to it’s higher cost. Best taste if 5 grams of leaves for each cup are thoroughly perculated shinsyutsumeans to perculate.
しんしゅつ. The Kanji for this word is 浸出
in water at 40-50 oC.
mugichabarley tea.
むぎちゃ. The Kanji for this word is 麦茶.
This is barley tea, and it’s actually not part of the green tea family.
nibaichagreen tea used once.
にばいちゃ. The Kanji for this word is 二倍茶.
This is green tea that has already been used once, hence the term ni meaning twice.
genmaichagreen tea with brown rice.
げんまいちゃ. The Kanji for this word is 玄米茶.
This is known as brown rice tea because senchafine tea.
せんちゃ. The Kanji for this word is 煎茶
is mixed with brown rice. The aroma of this tea is said to be favored by woman and children. Best made by quickly immersing 3-4 grams of leaves for each cup in boiling water.
konachapowdered green tea.
こなちゃ. The Kanji for this word is 粉茶.
This is tea made by sub-dividingsaibun suru means to sub-divide.
さいぶんする. The Kanji for this word is 細分する.
the tea coming from the completed processing of the tea leaves. konacha is best made by quickly immersing 3-4 grams of leaves for each cup in boiling water.
kukichatea made from the tree stems.
くきちゃ. The Kanji for this word is 茎茶.
Also known as bouchatea made from the tree stems.
ぼうちゃ. The Kanji for this word is 棒茶.
, because it looks like a stick. Uses the stems kusa of the tea leaves. Best taste if 3-4 grams of leaves for each cup are quickly immersed in boiling water or nettoumeans boiling water.
ねっとう. The Kanji for this word is 熱湯.
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houjichaa type of sencha
ほうじちゃ. The Kanji for this word is ほうじ茶.
This tea is roasted sencha which imparts a unique smell and has very little bitterness. Best made by quickly immersing 3-4 grams of leaves for each cup in boiling water.
banchaa course green tea.
ばんちゃ. The Kanji for this word is 番茶.
A course tea, made using the full grown tea leaves including the insides. It’s lightly bitter. Best made by quickly immersing 3-4 grams of leaves for each cup in boiling water.

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