green tea


Definition of green tea

: tea that is light in color and made from leaves that have not been oxidized before drying

Examples of green tea in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Then, try your hand at creating these dishes in a Japanese cooking class, and wash down your meal with a delicious cup of matcha tea, made from ground green tea leaves. National Geographic, "Japan Middle School Expedition," 10 Sep. 2019 The circles are soaked in a soothing, anti-inflammatory essence of cica, green tea, and witch hazel. Devon Abelman, Allure, "Somin of K-Pop Group KARD Just Shared Her Favorite Skin-Care Devices and Products," 10 Sep. 2019 Ingredients matter Celestial Seasonings uses the black and green teas, herbs, spices and botanicals sourced from all over the world, said Charlie Baden, senior blendmaster at Celestial. Pratik Joshi, The Denver Post, "Long before ‘natural’ was cool, Celestial Seasonings saw the future in tea leaves," 14 Sep. 2019 From seafood to green tea, the tariffs have impacted Connecticut companies in a wide variety of industries and in ways not normally known to the general public. Christopher Keating,, "Trade war with China is hitting Connecticut, and tea drinkers are paying more," 1 Sep. 2019 It was made up of grapefruit, green tea, lemon and sandalwood. Ephrat Livni, Quartz, "Riders in Vienna have opted for stale subway air over aromatherapy," 10 Aug. 2019 From cherries to green tea, here are five foods that may help provide relief. Alexandra Gekas, Woman's Day, "5 Pain-Fighting Foods," 31 Mar. 2011 The tingling formula promises to absorb excess oil with bamboo charcoal from the Himalayan foothills, green tea leaves from Japan, and organic community-trade tea tree oil from Kenya — and without parabens, paraffin, silicone, or mineral oil. Marci Robin, Allure, "The Body Shop’s Charcoal Mask Is Sold Once Every 15 Seconds," 18 May 2019 The ingredients mention green tea extract and bacopa, B vitamins and black pepper extract. Richard Cooke, The New Republic, "The conservative commentariat’s love affair with nootropics," 3 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of green tea

1704, in the meaning defined above

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8 Dec 2019

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“Green tea.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 15 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of green tea

: a type of tea that is light in color

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