Makinoharo Estate Sencha is a green tea that is produced on the Pacific coast in the low-lying area of the city of Makinohara in the Shizuoka Prefecture of Japan. This estate is the largest tea plantation in Asia and it produces about 30% of the tea in Shizuoka. The region benefits from a humid, temperate, marine climate and is ideal for growing tea. Japan produces mostly green tea and 80% of the tea produced is sencha, a sun-grown and steamed green tea.
The flat, twisted leaves yield a medium-bodied, slightly astringent, clean infusion with a sweet, buttery, vegetal aroma and taste of spinach and seaweed.