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green tea

a tea that is steamed to prevent fermentation and then rolled and dried.
Origin of green tea
1695-1705 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Mr Fortune witnessed the process of colouring them in the Hung-chow green-tea country, and describes the process.

  • These green-tea dreams and visions were not so much phases of sleep as an intensification and vivid furnishing forth of insomnia.

    Soul of a Bishop H. G. Wells
British Dictionary definitions for green-tea

green tea

a sharp tea made from tea leaves that have been steamed and dried quickly without fermenting
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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