[Japanese cha no yu : cha, tea (from a Chinese source, perhaps Early Mandarin tʂhaá, also the source of Mandarin chá, from Middle Chinese drεː, perhaps ultimately a borrowing of a word in a Tibeto-Burman language of southwest China derived from Proto-Tibeto-Burman *la, leaf, also the source of Burmese lə- in lə-phak, tea) + no, possessive particle + yu, hot water.]
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