Similar body and texture to Breakaway Blend 99, color is wildly vibrant. Mouth entry is wondrous and seamless.
The tea is sweet, with no trace of bitterness (this is rare in the matcha world). Clean and harmonious. It's surreally good, better than anything we've ever tasted with the exception of the 99 and 100.
The crema is rich, thick, and delightful. If you've never tasted the 99 or 100, you would swear that matcha couldn't possibly get any tastier. A fantastic bargain given the quality. From Ogura, Uji (Kyoto), Japan's oldest and most distinguished matcha appellation.
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Posted by Tom on 20th Feb 2017
Occasionally I have asthma like symptoms triggered by stress. Drinking 97 matcha and sitting quietly, meditation like, helps reduce the immediate need for an inhaler.
Posted by Unknown on 19th Feb 2017
Ok Eric - that is absolutely, without a doubt, THE BEST matcha I have ever had!! (and I've tried a few in my day)
I received my package from your company today (earlier than I expected). That was the first delight. Next, I was completely impressed with the care in packaging. Immediately inside the box was my invoice with a handwritten note from Jonathen thanking me for my order and inviting any questions I might have. Underneath, each item was carefully packaged in your "appropriate green" tissue or bubble wrap, as well as various pamphlets explaining matcha's incredible benefits, how to prepare, store, etc. - all incredibly helpful and informative.
Finally - the 97 is everything your website promises. Wonderful vegetal smell, incredible taste - lasting well after it is gone. I could go on, but let's just say my search is over. No longer do I have to put up with matcha that I've practically had to turn into an herbal tea by adding ginger, lemon, honey, etc., just to enjoy. As good as the 97 is, I can't wait to try the others!
I was apprehensive about placing an order. It's hard to trust that a company is truly able to produce all you have your heart set on getting. I'm so glad I trusted my instincts. My only regret is that I didn't find you sooner. You guys are excellence from start to finish.
Thank you Eric... consider me a steadfast customer.
Posted by Anthony on 9th Feb 2017
Thanks Eric for the 100g size and the 20% discoubt. The Blend 97 is so good I purchase the 100g size from now on. I have tried all the blends including the Daphne. For taste, texture, aroma, mouth feel and over all experience the Blend 97 is my choice. You get more for the money. If I was to buy any other Blend it would be the SE.
Thanks again for selling such a great product. Your high quality, great tasting matcha has made me love matcha. It has improved my health and I look forward every day to my next cup of matcha.
Your faithful customer,
Posted by Unknown on 27th Jan 2017
I am a matcha neophyte, but the 97 is definitely the very best matcha I've tried so far. There is no bitterness, and the flavor is very earthy, clean, and light. Very smooth and a beautiful color. I'm anxious to try the other Breakaway blends!
Posted by Jillian Baptiste on 26th Nov 2016
Just like it says it in the description that if you have not tried the 99 or 100 blend then you will think this is the best....and that is spot on. I especially love the sauteed mushroom and cacao notes with an intensity and kick unlike some of the more floral and aromatic varieties. So far this one is my favorite. I do want to try the 99 and 100 blend since they seem to be very enjoyable, but I know that next time I will be buying a big bag of this one, regardless, because I already know I would be overjoyed to drink it every single day.
Posted by Unknown on 8th Nov 2016
I have tried the blend 100 and the blend 97 and even the cold matcha. I thought the 100 and 97 were similar in taste in that they were not bitter and had a nice smooth quality to them. Just for comparison I tried a matcha that I bought in the supermarket and it was no where near the quality of the Matcha's from Breakaway Matcha.
Posted by Rebelranger on 28th Oct 2016
Blend 97 is an experience everyone should have. In my opinion the flavor is astonishing. There is no bitterness and great for the daily matcha cup. Silky and creamy while hinting at its earthy tones buried in sweetness and layers of energy and light. A fascinating matcha that is reminiscent of a fine sunrise.
Posted by Heather on 10th Oct 2016
I love the blend 97, it is my go to matcha. The beauty of this matcha is it's wonderful flavor and the fact that after drinking, I have enough energy to get all my work done for the day. Life is just better with blend 97.
Posted by KJ on 9th Sep 2016
This matcha is delicious. It has no bitterness, has great color, consistency, and sweet flavor. Breakaway provides great quality and customer service.
Posted by Kim on 31st Aug 2016
I have been drinking matcha for a few years from other purveyors. Since discovering Breakaway Matcha, I have no reason to try another again. I started with the 93 blend, then moved on to 95 but I have to say that I like blend 97 the best so far. So smooth, no bitterness, just delicious!
Posted by Mackenzie on 16th Aug 2016
I discovered matcha green tea a few years ago and thought I was getting top quality stuff when I bought my matcha from Teavana. Though theirs is a good matcha that is reasonably priced, I didn't know any better and I eventually wondered if this was really the best matcha. I did some research and found breakaway matcha and haven't looked back since! The 94 blend is the same price as the matcha I used to buy religiously yet I know the 94 matcha would still be superior even with the similar price tag! As for blend 97, I love to get this blend during breakaway's awesome 20% off sales. If you're a matcha fanatic like me, breakaway is hands down the best there is!
Posted by Robyn on 20th May 2016
This is the first Matcha I have tried. I will say it took a couple of days to get used to the taste. I found how important not boiling the water is and how it effects the taste. I started with 97 and will most likely try different ones just to compare.
I'm giving it 5 stars on how I feel. It gives me energy, made me feel focused, helped control my appetite, and gives your body a "cleanse". I don't feel I need to try other brands when I'm extremely happy with Breakaway Matcha.
Posted by Candice on 19th May 2016
The best matcha I've bought so far. I've tried other organic brands on Amazon and in health stores, none was as good as this one. No bitterness at all. Great energy.
Posted by bwaycat on 23rd Apr 2016
4 stars only because Breakaway claims they have even better ones that I haven't tried yet. Amazingly fresh and delicious, a revelation of what the best matcha can be. There really is a difference!
Posted by Laura (Massachusetts) on 23rd Apr 2016
I wish I could have seen the look on my own face when I took my first sip of blend 97. It was far superior to the "premium" stuff I'd been getting from my local importer. The only reason I don't give it 5 stars is because I'm new to this level of quality, and it sounds like there are some even more amazing blends on this website.
Posted by Arkansas Matcha Lover on 18th Apr 2016
I am not a wine drinker so the comparison of matcha to fine wines did not help me in deciding which matcha to purchase. I also don't drink coffee and am not familiar with the expresso drink. However, when I spoke with Eric I told him that I wanted something that had no bitterness and would still give me a lift. His suggestion was Matcha 97. This was the perfect choice for me! Although I probably should not, I add soymilk and honey to my matcha to begin the perfect day. Because it is pricey, (you get what you pay for) I also tried the Breakaway culinary matcha adding soymilk and honey. It was not the same. Even with adding soymilk and honey, I can tell the difference in the two matcha drinks. There is absolutely no bitterness in Matcha 97. At some point, I will work my way around to drinking Matcha 97 "straight" with no milk or honey, but until then I will continue to drink this elixir that makes my tummy and entire body feel great! After hearing the benefits of Matcha tea while watching Dr. Oz, I searched the Internet for information about it. Only one tea captured my interest. After reading the reviews and how it is cultivated, I was sold on Breakaway Matcha! My preference has always to purchase the best. I have spoken several times with Eric by telephone to get answers to my questions. He has always been very helpful and honest. I appreciate the excellent service!
Posted by Joe F on 30th Mar 2016
This is as good as it gets. An uplifting and artfully crafted elixir. What a great gift to enjoy every day.
Posted by Heather Burkhardt on 12th Feb 2016
I am new to matcha and right off the bat I preferred the 97 to the 94. I can't put my finger on why, I just like the taste of this one. The effect is subtle. I find myself, having the energy to stand a little straighter as I go about day and it also has been allowing me to be productive and observant at the same time.
Posted by Sheila D. on 6th Feb 2016
For me, matcha has been an acquired taste. Then again, so was good wine. This 97 is smooth as silk. Even better than the taste is the high quality lift it provides, to ease me into my morning practice and off into the day...
Posted by Rob Delavega on 26th Jan 2016
The 97 was excellent! I am not a matcha expert yet. But I know what tastes good and makes you feel good...and this sure does.
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