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Masudaen Makinohara Green Tea

Masudaen Makinohara Green Tea

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Learn all the secrets of the Masudaen Makinohara Green Tea

For those seeking a truly exceptional ceremonial matcha experience, the Masudaen Makinohara Green Tea is a standout choice. Cultivated in the beautiful region of Makinohara in Shizuoka, this vibrant green tea is a testament to the skill and expertise of its farmer, Mr. Masuda. With its delicate yet complex flavor profile, this matcha is a true delight for the senses, offering a perfect balance of sweetness and bitterness that is sure to satisfy even the most discerning tea connoisseurs. And with its stunning appearance, with a rich and vibrant green color and finely sifted powder, the Masudaen Makinohara Green Tea is as visually pleasing as it is delicious. Whether you are a seasoned matcha lover or simply looking to explore the world of Japanese green tea, this exceptional variety is not to be missed.


Discover the results of Nio Teas’ 4 step tea tasting method

When assessing the Masudaen Makinohara Green Tea, our experts thoroughly examined both its texture and flavor. This included a detailed evaluation of its dryness, sweetness, minerality, and acidity, as well as an analysis of its mouthfeel to determine the thickness and richness of the tea. Furthermore, as with all high-quality matcha, particular attention was paid to the vegetal flavor profile, which is a defining characteristic of this type of tea. Our team left no stone unturned in their quest to fully understand and appreciate the unique qualities of this exceptional matcha, ensuring that each aspect of its flavor and texture was carefully evaluated and appreciated.

Step 1 - Observing the Appearance

The powder of this makinohara green tea  is a deep Jade green color and it is finely ground.

Step 2 - Assessing the Aroma

The aroma coming off the powder when it is mixed with water is gentle and sweet, with a subtle note of white chocolate.

Step 3 - Tasting the Tea

The Masudaen Makinohara Green Tea draws you in with a velvety smooth consistency and pleasant sweetness. There is a slight butteriness in the mid palate. The finish is smooth and milky with no bitterness and a slightly nutty note.

Step 4 - Evaluating the sensation on the palate

The Masudaen Makinohara Tea  is incredibly smooth and sweet. It has a slight umami flavor, no bitterness, only a slight dryness and no acidity.

100% Organically grown and Ethically Sourced

At Nio, we like to closely collaborate with tea farmers who adopt pesticide and chemical-free cultivation methods. Our belief is that these more natural techniques not only enhance the flavor of the tea, but also uphold the health and sustainability of the tea fields.

Based on our observations, tea farms that do not use pesticides and chemicals not only facilitate the growth of tea plants, but also encourage the growth of diverse plant and animal species.

Nio Teas Unique Organically grown sourcing process

  • Careful taste testing of each individual tea
  • Communication with the farmers about the production methods and how they make sure they ensure no pesticides are being used on the fields
  • In person farm visits to judge the quality of the tea field and the production facility
  • Making sure that the biodiversity around the tea fields is lively
JAS Japanese Agriculture Standards logo

JAS Certified

The JAS logo that you will find on some of our teas is short for Japanese Agriculture Standards. This label ensures that products are grown without pesticides or chemicals.

At Nio, we prioritize tea fields that are completely free of pesticides or chemicals during our selection process. When working with larger tea farmers, we require them to provide us with the JAS label, which they can acquire through soil sampling and testing.

While partnering with smaller tea farmers who haven't obtained certification yet, we accept the "pesticide-free" label and aim to provide opportunities for small farmers without making the screening process too rigorous. Our goal is to support exceptional tea production while maintaining our commitment to pesticide-free farming.

How to prepare the tea

To prepare the Masudaen Makinohara Green Tea, follow these basic steps to get the best bowl of matcha tea. While you can get creative and simplify this process, its recommended you follow it closely in the beginning to practice the proper technique

  • icon of a strainer with quantity of matcha grams to add to prepare ceremonial matcha

    Step 1

    Start by sifting 2 grams of matcha powder into a bowl to remove any clumps that may have formed due to exposure to humidity.

  • black icon of a teapot with temperature brewing instruction in degree for 70 degree celsius and 160 degree fahrenheit

    Step 2

    Heat the water up to 70 degrees Celsius or 160 degrees Fahrenheit. 

  • black icon of a black teapot pouring water in a chawan bowl

    Step 3

    Add about 1 tablespoon of water to the bowl and mix the matcha powder into a paste to ensure that it is evenly distributed. Next, pour in 100ml of water in the bowl.

  • black icon of a matcha whisk and a matcha bowl

    Step 4

    Gently scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl to combine the matcha with the water.

  • black icon of whisk whisking matcha in a bowl

    Step 5

    Finally, whisk the matcha up using your wrist in rapid zigzag motions until a light green foam appears on top.

  • black icon of a matcha bowl on a plat

    Step 6

    Enjoy your Masudaen Makinohara Green Tea

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Necessary teaware

To properly prepare the Masudaen Makinohara Green Tea, there are several key utensils that you may want to have on hand to ensure the best results possible. These include:

  • A matcha bowl: This traditional Japanese bowl is specifically designed for whisking and serving matcha tea. Its wide, shallow shape allows for easy whisking and the sloping sides make it easy to pour the tea into a cup.
  • A bamboo whisk: Also known as a chasen, this special whisk is made from thin bamboo tines that are woven together to form a delicate, flexible whisk. It is used to froth the matcha powder and create a smooth, creamy texture.
  • A chashaku: This is a traditional Japanese scoop made from bamboo, which is used to measure out the right amount of matcha powder. The chashaku is designed to hold approximately one gram of matcha, which is the perfect amount for a single serving.
  • A sifter: This tool is used to remove any lumps or clumps from the matcha powder before it is whisked. Sifting the matcha ensures a smooth and consistent texture, making it easier to whisk the powder into a frothy, creamy tea.
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masuda tea farm in japan

Location of production and farmer

Information about the farm

The Masudaen Makinohara Green Tea is produced by Mr. Masuda, a talented tea farmer in Shizuoka. Mr. Masuda manages a larger tea field, and when we met with him he showed us nearly every aspect of the tea production process, from the growing to the packaging. 

We also learned about the different grades of matcha tea he produces on the tea field. He uses the precious first harvest of the tea plants to produce ceremonial grade matcha which is smooth enough to drink plain, and later harvest of tea plants to produce matcha that works great in lattes. 

map with the location of shizuoka tea fields in Japan

Sourced in Shizuoka


As the name would suggest, the Masudaen Makinohara Tea is made in Makinohara in Shizuoka. Makinohara green tea is well-known for its quality, and this tea is a testament to that. The region of Shizuoka is the largest tea growing region in Japan, and it benefits from fertile soils and a mountainous climate.

Cultivar and tea plant variety

This matcha is made with a blend of 3 different tea cultivars, Yabukita, Sayamakaori and Okumidori.

  • Yabukita

    Yabukita has become the most popular tea plant variety in Japan, thanks to its pleasant vegetal flavor and strong umami.

  • Sayamakaori

    The sayamakaori cultivar is a relatively new tea cultivar that is rich in catechins. The tea is often used for black teas, but it can produce a bold and flavorful green tea as well.

  • Okumidori

    Okumidori is a cultivar that is added to green teas to produce a smoother finish and a more full-bodied flavor.

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