- Cha (chah)
The Japanese word for “Tea”.
- Chashi (CHAH-shee)
- Chiran (CHEE-rahn)
Chiran is a tea growing town in the Kawanabe District of the Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan.
- Genmaicha (GEN-ma-ee’-chaa)
Traditional Japanese combination of green tea and roasted brown rice.
- Genmaimatcha (GEN-maa-ee-MAH’-chaa)
Similar to genmaicha, with the addition of Matcha green tea.
- Gyokuro (gee-OH-koo-roh)
A type of shade-grown Japanese Green Tea. It’s considered to be of the highest quality.
- Hojicha (HO-jee’-chaa)
Roasted Japanese Green Tea.
- Kabocha (KAH-bo’-chaa)
A type of winter squash, also known as Japanese pumpkin.
- Kagoshima (kah-go-SHEE-maa)
Name of a prefecture in southern Japan, located on the Kyushu and Ryukyu Islands. The prefecture’s capital is the city of Kagoshima.
- Kumamoto (koo-maa-MO-toh)
Name of a prefecture in southern Japan, located on Kyushu island. The prefecture’s capital is the city of Kumamoto.
- Kyoto (KEE-yo-toh)
Name of a prefecture in southern Kensai region of Japan, on the island of Honshu. The prefecture’s capital is the city of Kyoto, the cultural capital of Japan.
- Kyūsu (KEE-yu-soo)
A traditional Japanese tea pot. The term usually refers to one with a side handle.
- Matcha (MAA’-chaa)
Finely-ground green tea powder.
- Matsuri (MAAT-soo-rih)
- Megami (meh-GAA-mee)
The female form of Japanese Kami—gods, deities, or spirits of the Shinto religion.
- Midori (mee-DOH-ree)
The Japanese word for the color “green”.
- Mugicha (MOO-gee’-chaa)
Barley tea. Made from roasted barley grain, and contains no actual tea leaves.
- Oi Ocha (OH-ee OH-chaa)
Japan’s No. 1 Green Tea Brand! The name roughly translates to “Hey! Tea, please!”
- Oolong (OO-long)
Semi-oxidized Chinese tea. Also known as blue tea, it sits between Green and Black tea.
- Sakura (SAH-koo-rah)
- Sencha (SEN-chaa)
A type of Japanese green tea.
- Shincha (SHIN-chaa)
A type of Japanese green tea. The name means “new tea”, and it is the first picked tea of the year.
- Shizuoka (SHI-zoo-oh-ka)
Name of a prefecture in Chubu region of Japan, on the island of Honshu. The prefecture’s capital is the city of Shizuoka.
- Tenko (TEN-koh)
- Tie Guan Yin (Tee-eh-kwan-yeen)
A variety of Chinese Oolong Tea. The name translates to
Iron Goddess of Mercy.
- Uji (OO-jee)
A city near Kyoto known for growing the highest quality matcha.
- Usucha (OO-soo-chaa)
One of the types of ceremonial matcha. Translates to “thin tea”.
- Wuyi Oolong (WOO-yee)
A variety of Oolong tea gown in the Wuyi Mountains of northern China.
- Yuzu (YOO-zoo)
A citrus fruit commonly used in Japanese cuisine.
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