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ceremonial tea

noun
1.
a Japanese green tea made from choice shade-grown leaves that are cured by a steaming, drying, and powdering process: used in chanoyu.
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  • He had stayed only a few minutes, drinking the ceremonial tea that was offered so shyly.

  • The ceremonial tea is conducted with great precision and is regarded as a graceful accomplishment.

    My Trip Around the World Eleonora Hunt
  • The ceremonial tea must not be confounded with the ordinary serving of tea for refreshment.

    Japanese Girls and Women Alice Mabel Bacon
  • For this ceremonial tea, a special set of utensils is used, all of antique and severely simple style.

    Japanese Girls and Women Alice Mabel Bacon
  • ceremonial tea drinking still claims no small amount of attention.

    The Foundations of Japan J.W. Robertson Scott

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