Cha (chah)

茶(ちゃ)

The Japanese word for “Tea”.

Chashi (CHAH-shee)

茶師(ちゃし)

Tea Master

Chiran (CHEE-rahn)

知覧(ちらん)

Chiran is a tea growing town in the Kawanabe District of the Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan.

Genmaicha (GEN-ma-ee’-chaa)

玄米茶(げんまいちゃ

Traditional Japanese combination of green tea and roasted brown rice.

Genmaimatcha (GEN-maa-ee-MAH’-chaa)

玄米抹茶(げんまいまっちゃ)

Similar to genmaicha, with the addition of Matcha green tea.

Gyokuro (gee-OH-koo-roh)

玉露(ぎょくろ)

A type of shade-grown Japanese Green Tea. It’s considered to be of the highest quality.

Hojicha (HO-jee’-chaa)

焙じ茶(ほうじちゃ)

Roasted Japanese Green Tea.

abocha (KAH-bo’-chaa)

南瓜(かぼちゃ)

A type of winter squash, also known as Japanese pumpkin.

Kagoshima (kah-go-SHEE-maa)

鹿児島(かごしま)

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)

熊本(くまもと)

Name of a prefecture in southern Japan, located on Kyushu island. The prefecture’s capital is the city of Kumamoto.

Kyoto (KEE-yo-toh)

京都(きょうと)

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.

Matcha (MAA’-chaa)

抹茶(まっちゃ)

Finely-ground green tea powder.

Matsuri (MAAT-soo-rih)

祭り(まつり)

Japanese Festival.

Megami (meh-GAA-mee)

めがみ

The female form of Japanese Kami—gods, deities, or spirits of the Shinto religion.

Midori (mee-DOH-ree)

みどり

The Japanese word for the color “green”.

Mugicha (MOO-gee’-chaa)

麦茶(むぎちゃ)

Barley tea. Made from roasted barley grain, and contains no actual tea leaves.

Oi Ocha (OH-ee OH-chaa)

お~いお茶(お~いおちゃ)

Japan’s No. 1 Green Tea Brand! The name roughly translates to “Hey! Tea, please!”

Oolong (OO-long)

烏龍(うーろん)

Semi-oxidized Chinese tea. Also known as blue tea, it sits between Green and Black tea.

Sakura (SAH-koo-rah)

桜(さくら)

Cherry Blossom.

Sencha (SEN-chaa)

煎茶(せんちゃ)

A type of Japanese green tea.

Shincha (SHIN-chaa)

新茶(しんちゃ)

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)

静岡(しずおか)

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)

天香(てんこう)

Heavenly Aroma

Tie Guan Yin (Tee-eh-kwan-yeen)

鉄観音(てつかんのん)

A variety of Chinese Oolong Tea. The name translates to Iron Goddess of Mercy.

Uji (OO-jee)

宇治(うじ)

A city near Kyoto known for growing the highest quality matcha.

Usucha (OO-soo-chaa)

薄茶(うすちゃ)

One of the types of ceremonial matcha. Translates to “thin tea”.

Wuyi Oolong (WOO-yee)

武夷岩茶(ぶいがんちゃ)

A variety of Oolong tea gown in the Wuyi Mountains of northern China.

Yuzu (YOO-zoo)

柚子(ゆず)

A citrus fruit commonly used in Japanese cuisine.

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