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breakaway blend 94

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make the perfect cup of matcha

A feisty, gorgeous matcha that's ready to slap you with its attitude.

Racy. Fantastic color, heady aromas, intense "matcha" taste (think strong green tea ice cream), faint twinges of bitterness (which gives it its sass).

Plenty of umami and natural sweetness means it pairs beautifully with food, especially sweets. Makes the world's best matcha salt.

If Breakaway Blend 100 is a great Burgundy along the lines of Romanee-Conti, and Breakaway Blends 99 and 97 are coveted, cult Napa cabernets, Breakaway Blend 94 is more like a "vintner's reserve" from a top producer: a beautiful epicurean experience and phenomenal value that soars above similarly priced matcha. Has verve and power, like a zen wake-up stick.

From Tawara, Uji, Kyoto Prefecture.


  • Detoxifies the body with more antioxidants than all superfoods combined
  • Increases focus and alertness without making you jittery
  • Improves metabolism
  • Enhances immune response
  • Repairs cellular damage from toxic exposure
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  1. 94 bats 1,000

    Posted by Dana on 25th Jan 2013

    This is the smoothest most delicious green tea, I have ever enjoyed. I enjoy serving it to those who have never experienced Matcha, because who doesn't like introducing friends to one of life's pleasures. Perfect after dinner or before yard work (haha)

  2. Go-to Greatness

    Posted by Geoffrey Roniger on 24th Jan 2013

    Blend 94 is my everyday matcha. I have at least two shots in the morning, and it just makes me feel happy and clear. I like the caffeination without irritation vibe. It pairs really well with almond butter and honey on toast, and sometimes I'll even sprinkle a bit on my poached eggs along with sea salt. Earthy, clean, smooth, just flat-out delicious.

  3. One of my better habits

    Posted by Zach on 24th Jan 2013

    Honestly, this is just great tea. I like it because it's richer than steeped teas (reminds me more of espresso but with green crema). Also, you feel good after you drink it. I stopped drinking coffee because it had the opposite effect.

    It's not totally necessary, but I'd recommend the matcha tool kit (or at least a portable frother). the frother really brings the crema and aromas to life. I'm looking forward to trying the higher blends and comparing.

  4. I drink my bourbon straight.

    Posted by Sam on 23rd Jan 2013

    When choosing a Breakaway blend, I reasoned that since I like my coffee black, my bourbon straight, and my beer dark, the Blend 94 would be the way to go. I find the 94 to deliver the aroma of a freshly mowed country lawn (read: less manicured, suburban lawn, more hearty, untamed grassland) and a taste similar to a rich, barrel-aged stout... or at least, the green-tea version of a stout: a very slight bitterness that disappears for a wonderfully smooth aftertaste. With a built-in wake-you-up laser-focus that trumps coffee on its best day. What's not to like?

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How to prepare a brilliant cup of matcha

make the perfect cup of matcha

  • boil water, and let it cool for 3 to 5 minutes
  • warm your cup with hot water while you prepare the matcha
  • place sieve over creamer or mug
  • add one heaping scoop (1/2 teaspoon, or 1 g) to the sieve, and sift
  • pour about an inch of hot water (about 2 ounces)
  • whisk for 10 seconds or so, tilt the creamer slightly to make thicker foam
  • swirl, and pour the matcha into your heated cup
  • add a little more hot water to creamer, swirl, and add to cup

STORAGE: always keep your matcha refrigerated until ready to use

LEARN MORE: watch a video on how it's done at http://bit.ly/greatmatcha