If matcha were wine, this blend is a Romanée Conti—it simply doesn't get much better.
The first thing you notice is the creamy body and smooth mouthfeel that resembles a perfectly pulled espresso. The color is hallucinogenic bright green. It has sweet aromas redolent of fresh young grass, young bamboo, raw sugar, and chlorophyll. It has the ethereal vegetal notes of just-picked asparagus and sweet peas on the vine, balanced by earthier, umami-laden undertones of perfectly grilled mushrooms. Mid-palate shows "essence of fresh," a real floral lift, and layers of meaty richness.
The catechin-rich, subtly astringent treble notes on the finish bear remarkable similarity to those of a great Burgundy. The finish is long; it keeps delivering these sweet flavors long after it's swallowed. Turns all previous expectations and experience with matcha on its head. It earns a perfect 100 score—there is nowhere to go but down from these rarefied heights.
Origin: Nishio, Aichi Prefecture (near Nagoya), Japan. Elevated growing region, very pristine environment, incredible terroir. One of the rarest, and most delightful, epicurean experiences in the world.
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Posted by Unknown on 12th Dec 2016
Terrific taste. Great customer service and ownership
Posted by Florentino on 11th Nov 2016
This matcha is wonderful!! So sweet, so subtle, so good....the only problem is that now any other matcha I have at home (purchased before) tastes just so so...
I wonder how other Breakaway matchas are. My doubt is which one should I try next...but I'm sure Breakaway matcha will be my only option from now on
Posted by Rebelranger on 28th Oct 2016
I dared to venture up the ladder of matcha tastings in an effort to understand why some matchas are considered upscale and unique. To my surprise, Blend 100 is in an entirely different league. In fact, Blend 100 has an incredible attribute that sets it above others. I call that attribute the experience of enlightenment. Smooth, savory, sweet, delicate, fragrant, creamy,colorful, vibrant, and Nirvana.
Posted by Tatiana on 13th Jun 2016
Very smooth taste, not bitter at all. Tastes milky to me. Very very good.
Posted by Choose Love on 22nd Feb 2016
If you want to commune with the matcha gods with every single cup, go with the 100
Posted by Scott Leftridge on 27th Jan 2016
I have tried about a dozen different "Ceremonial Grade" Matcha brands and finally have gotten into what I think is the finest!
Breakaway blend 100 is fabulous.
Can't wait to try the next two above this blend.
Posted by Chris on 2nd Dec 2015
Breakaway Matcha is the best matcha I've ever tried. It has amazing taste, color, and texture. And the customer service is just as exceptional as the matcha itself.
Posted by Renee on 27th Nov 2015
Everything was perfect! The packaging, the directions, the tea, the tools to make the tea, just simply perfect!
Posted by Carola on 17th Jul 2015
I love my Blend 100!!!
What a treat it is : tasty, healthful and that gorgeous green color.
Nice to know that something so enjoyable is also sooo good for me :)
Posted by Carla on 7th Jun 2015
Both are GREAT, but this is what my husband said of the SE blend this morning: "It just doesn't get better than this! This blows all the rest away!" Of the 100 blend, "Better than all the rest, except the SE blend." I now say goodbye to all the competition - even the ones I have imported from Japan myself!....
Posted by Forrest Caro on 1st May 2015
Intense in an almost mind altering way!! Try it thick for a quiet blast of awareness and focus.
Blend 100 is like a mug of creamy broth with an extraordinarily unctuous mouthfeel. Grassy and bold vegetal flavors with a long, sweet finish. I really love this one!
Posted by Mary on 5th Mar 2015
We love the Matcha 100 blend...Oh my, it has a smooth taste and the most lovely green color. Highly recommend!!!!!!!! Also, the customer service and dealing with this company is top notch. If you have any questions they respond right away. This company and their products are the best. Show yourself some love and buy some Matcha....you won't be disappointed. :)
Posted by Jeff Jacobson on 10th Feb 2015
i've been a breakaway matcha drinker now for over five years. i have a cup every morning. the breakaway 100 blend is simply the best matcha i have ever had (i've tried many different kinds). if you want to treat yourself to a crazy-healthy, delicious, fun, hot beverage, look no further.
Posted by Erin Rothner on 1st Feb 2015
My first time trying Matcha and I went for the Breakaway Blend 100. A M A Z I N G! I wanted to replace my morning coffee routine with something healthier and now there is no turning back for me. So delicious and I love preparing my tea using the bamboo spoon. My daughter is a ceramicist and drink it from her cups. The only problem for me with this new addiction is the cost. I guess I will need to purchase the larger quantity next time for a lower cost per cup. Thank you for this special treat in my day. I am hooked!!
Posted by Gianni on 25th Jan 2015
I have tried many matcha teas while traveling in Japan. I have to say that this matcha is better than everything else I've tried so far. Its sweet aroma and complex taste, full of umami, sweetness and the awesome grassy typical matcha flavor! It's a matcha you instantly fall in love with. Definitly worth trying! And thank you Eric for delivering an outstanding customer service.
Posted by Graham on 4th Dec 2014
I took my first sip of the Blend 100 today, and it was immediately obvious to me that I was drinking something special. The taste, colour, and smell of the tea were all different than what I had purchased before from other stores. It is clear to me now that the matcha that I bought previously was a far inferior grade. Not only is the tea fantastic, but so is the owner, Eric. He took the time to explain to me personally the great deal of work that goes into sourcing and producing his matcha and he treated me like I was his only customer. You can tell he cares about his products and he cares about his customer's enjoyment of his products. I would recommend this tea to anyone who appreciates high quality and great customer service. Thanks for everything, Eric!
Posted by Merle Ash on 15th Oct 2014
I have had several different kinds of Matcha from different providers, including the large-named company but this particular product is by far the best and smoothest Matcha I have ever found. This is Matcha Supreme
Posted by Jeff Jacobson on 12th Oct 2014
I still can't get enough of Blend 100's smooth finish, its grassy complexity, its health benefits, and the way it makes my morning ritual perfect!
Posted by Unknown on 26th Aug 2014
Its my secret stash of goodness. Smooth, comforting and delicious!
Posted by Dave Borders on 5th Jul 2014
I've had matcha everyday since 2011. I first tried Breakway in 2014. It blows everything else I've tried away. Delicious, sustained levels of focus, and I use half as much as the others.
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STORAGE: always keep your matcha refrigerated until ready to use
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