Definition of Green tea

1. Noun. Tea leaves that have been steamed and dried without fermenting.

Generic synonyms: Tea, Tea Leaf
Specialized synonyms: Hyson

Definition of Green tea

1. Noun. Leaves of the tea plant which are treated with steam or roasted to denature the enzymes that cause the leaves to darken and change taste. (Without this step they would become oolong tea or black tea). ¹

2. Noun. A beverage brewed from green tea leaves. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Green Tea

green smut
green smut fungus
green snake
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green soybean
green spleenwort
green spot
green spots
green sputum
green state
green sulfur bacteria
green tax
green taxes
green tea (current term)
green teas
green thumb
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green tobacco sickness
green ton
green tooth
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green turtle
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green turtles
green vision
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green water
green wave

Literary usage of Green tea

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Things Chinese: Being Notes on Various Subjects Connected with China by James Dyer Ball (1893)
"Though green tea, ie, natural green tea, may be, and is, produced, the danger of fermentation on the voyage, and its unmarketable state if fired ..."

2. Philosophical Magazine (1805)
"This is seldom done, because it is seldom worth doing, green tea being generally the dearest: moreover, green tea does not make so good bohea as bohea does ..."

3. American Agriculturist (1848)
"Great was my surprise to find all the plants on the tea hills near Foo-chow exactly the same as -those in the green-tea districts of the north. ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"green tea.— In the manufacture of green tea the freshly plucked leaves are thrown directly into a roasting pan at a temperature of 250° and are kept tossing ..."

5. Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by William B. Dana (1862)
"In the green tea districts of the north—I allude more particularly to the ... All the plants in the green tea country near Ningpo, on the islands of the ..."

6. The Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by Isaac Smith Homans, William B. Dana (1853)
"Now, as regarded himself, he (Dr. Royle) had adopted the view that the best kinds of black and green tea were made from different plants, and examinations ..."

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