|Kanji in this term|
- (colloquial) go out for tea
The honorific お in お茶 is normally written in hiragana, though you will see it from time to time in more formal or official writing as 御 (as in 御茶). Also, お茶 is one of the unusual cases of the honorific お(御) that can be used to refer to anyone, including the speaker. See the usage note at 御-.