#012: Ocha (category: beverage)
The word "cha" in Japanese corresponds to "tea" in English, but few use just "cha" and many prefer the word "ocha" instead. This first letter "o" in "ocha" is Japanese politeness expression and frequently used with various words. For example, you can say "ohanami", which is more polite than "hanami".
Japanese ocha is often associated with green tea. But actually, Japanese ocha is not limited to green tea and a wide variety of ocha can be found in this country.
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