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 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.
Posted by Frances Scott on 19th Jan 2016
I had never tried matcha before and thought I'd start off with the best ... and I was not disappointed! It is delicious, smooth and not at all bitter. I was skeptical of the 'heightened awareness' claims but not anymore. I know I was much more alert/aware without the typical caffeine jitters. Amazing. I purchased Breakaway Blend 97.
Posted by Renee Albera on 15th Jan 2016
Every one of the teas I have tried are superb! The customer service is wonderfully "off the charts" great, and the packaging and quick shipping are just added bonuses.
Posted by John L on 7th Jan 2016
Really enjoying the blend 97. So smooth with wonderful umami. Ooooooo-mommy!
Posted by Akiko on 31st Dec 2015
Your matcha is awesome.
I enjoy it whenever I make.
Thank you Eric.
Posted by Unknown on 9th Dec 2015
Posted by Matt on 8th Dec 2015
Out of the brands (very few admittedly) of matcha that I have tried, Breakaway has the best flavor at a decent price. And I have already told a few friends and co-workers about Breakaway.
Posted by Whitney A on 8th Dec 2015
After having my first cup of Matcha in Japan 12 years ago, I have sampled/purchased a multitude of Matchas and BREAKAWAY is far and away the best all around. I always recommend it to my matcha peeps, and the only thing that deters some from purchasing is the price. Those folks drop by my house unexpectedly and hope I will offer them a big ol scoop of Daphne blend!!
Posted by Cammie on 2nd Dec 2015
This matcha is the one I order when I know I'm going to be drinking it every day, maybe twice! It's very smooth, with a nice round flavor, and it seems to have a thicker crema, though maybe it's my technique that is improving. That thicker foam at the top is very satisfying to sip, and then than smooth sip of green liquid slips in, and hour is happily launched.
Posted by Catherine on 11th Jul 2015
I love this stuff. I've made it part of my morning routine to make a cup and then go sit on the deck. It has such an amazing mouthfeel. I like to make it on the thicker side to really maximize the flavor.
Looking forward to sampling the other blends.
Posted by Margaret Kessler on 28th Jun 2015
I'm a habitual fan of the organic matcha, but try out the others occasionally and was really pleased with how unique and delightful '97' is. A very refined cup of matcha that won't disappoint.
Posted by Nikki on 1st May 2015
I'm a "beginner" Matcha drinker. I watched all the Breakaway videos and read all the directions. Blend 97 was definitely a great blend to try out first. I have my cold brew in the morning and my hot brew Blend 97 in the afternoon. There not a bitter taste that some Matcha teas and normal green teas have. It's smooth and perfect!
Posted by Rob on 31st Mar 2015
Let's face it-if I could afford it, I'd drink the Blend SE or Blend 100 everyday! But I can't...the Blend 97, however, hits the sweet spot between flavor and cost, and right now I think I'll go make a cup.
Posted by Unknown on 30th Mar 2015
97 is my go to for drinking pure matcha with no additions. Delightful taste
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