There are a few different ways to pronounce matcha, but the most common way is “mah-chah.”
Matcha is a fine green tea powder. It’s made from grinding up the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant, which is then mixed with hot water and whisked until frothy. Matcha can be mixed into drinks like lattes and iced coffee, or used in other recipes.
The word “matcha” comes from the Japanese word for “powdered tea.” It’s pronounced “mah-chah,” though some people may say “mah-shah.”
Matcha has been around for centuries and has been used as part of many religious rituals in Japan. The tea itself was originally cultivated in China, where it became popular among Buddhists because of its health benefits, including improved concentration and alertness.
Last modified: November 3, 2022