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breakaway blend 97

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make the perfect cup of matcha

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.


  • 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. Best I've tried 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 24th Aug 2013

    This is the best matcha I've had. Before I would have one cup of matcha first thing in the morning. Now I'm often tempted to have a second one later in the morning.

  2. A good value 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 4th Aug 2013

    I think the 97 blend is the best value. Its taste is well above store-bought quality and with the 100g bag it is reasonably priced.

  3. Deliciously Smooth 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd Jul 2013

    I am so glad I was able to find this Matcha, I previously would order another famous brand directly from Japan. This is equally as good if not better. It is a part of my morning ritual and am so glad that I tried it. It is smooth, no bitterness, and the most beautifully vibrant color green you could imagine. I am excited to try all the other varieties.

  4. Smooth and delicious! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 2nd Jul 2013

    The 97 blend was blissful. It was smooth with no bitterness. The personal touch and acknowledgement from Eric was a plus as well.
    Thank You

  5. Smooth and creamy 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 22nd May 2013

    I love the 97. It's got an earthy taste to it but it is so smooth. I actually crave the taste of this tea. It is fabulous!!

  6. The Newbie is Thrilled with 97! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 9th May 2013

    I emailed Eric to ask him why his product was at least twice as expensive as others I have tried. He gave me a WONDERFUL explanation and when this tea arrived and I tasted it, I fell in love. The difference was just as he had described - that of a fine wine verses a economical alternative. A also love preparing my matcha as described in his video - it makes my enjoyment of my tea break all the more special. Don't waste your time or money on other products - this IS the BEST!

  7. The Awakening 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 30th Apr 2013

    The 97 Blend is the first quality matcha I have experienced. Wow, what a difference! The 97 Blend is incredible! The 97 Blend tastes smooth, clean and fresh, perhaps in an appealing, earthy way and there is absolutely no bitterness or aftertaste. There are delicious moments each day with Blend 97! Not only does the 97 Blend taste wonderful, I noticed significant health and lifestyle benefits in the first week. The 97 Blend increased my clarity, focus, cognitive functioning, and energy levels, as well as sense of calmness and centeredness. I naturally improved my diet, sleep and exercise patterns, including returning to a daily yoga practice after a three year break. With the matcha, I get up earlier to practice mindfulness (matcha ritual included) and continue the day enjoying the moments, people, nature and myself in a more meaningful way. Overall, I am more productive and happy when drinking multiple cups of 97 Blend each day. I look forward to trying the 99 Blend, hard to believe there is something better than this!

  8. Too much work for what? 2 Star Review

    Posted by on 10th Apr 2013

    While the product does appear to be more vibrant, intense and fresh than other the Matcha tea’s I have tried it is simply too much work. I watched the video, bought a small screen to shift the tea, used a small automatic blender like you recommend and tried numerous times but cannot get the tea to stay fully dissolved. The last few sips are full of gritty, lumpy pieces of the tea. Certainly not worth the extra expense at 4-6 times the price.


  9. This tea is a game-changer 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 27th Mar 2013

    It gives you MAD energy, all the while keeping you deeply grounded. Breakaway Matcha is the single greatest health product I have known in my 39 years.

  10. Matcha Moments 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 19th Mar 2013

    I have now tried blends 94, 97, and 99 and none are ordinary ! This green goodness feels so alive and drinking this deliciousness is something to be shared! Blend 99 is divine! Blend 94 is slightly wilder and grassier , and blend 97 has a little of the edge of 94 and the specialness of 99. Looking forward to trying blend 100 ! Using the tools and ceramics that are offered add to the experience which is nurturing, calming and energizing . I am grateful for my Matcha Moments and the kind service I have always received. Thank you !

  11. Emerald bliss in a cup 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 21st Feb 2013

    Even before the first drop crosses your lips, its light, fresh scent permeates your nose and there begins your wonderful journey. This tea is truly wonderful; so smooth and never bitter. Drinking it is calming yet also energizing for the taste buds. This is my go to daily matcha. It's truly bliss in a cup!

  12. I really enjoy this stuff! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 12th Feb 2013

    Reading around the site may prompt me to try other blends, but I think I've mostly settled into Blend 97. I like everything about it.

    OK, it's not a traditional tea ceremony, but we do the hi(er)-tech version (we got "the works" with our first order) and I feel like we've started our own little ritual.

    And the results are always pleasant. I think of it as springy (the season) and grassy. But I'm just a sucker for the stuff. And I always enjoy the color.

    (my little guilty pleasure: I enjoy scooping up and tasting the remnant matcha at the end of each cup!)

  13. One of life's pristine pleasures! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 5th Feb 2013

    We have tried drinking green tea over the years for the myriad benefits one reads about doing so, but never got beyond the bitter, acidic flavor of all the kinds we sampled. Then we received this amazing Matcha; what a difference this blend makes. Though we thoroughly enjoy the ritual and aesthetic sensuality involved in this daily beverage, it is the smooth, rich flavor which keeps us wanting more. We could not imagine anything adding to the joy of waking up in Kona, but Eric's Matcha does the trick. Now if only we could grow this tea in Hawaii! Mahalo, Eric!

  14. Smoooooth 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 2nd Feb 2013

    I love this matcha. It is really smooth and tasty. The process of creating the tea is fun and intriguing to your mesmerized guests! I bought the special kit that comes with a cool little automatic frother and the tools you need to make a perfect cup.

  15. foamy green joy 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 2nd Feb 2013

    I'll admit it...I'm a fan of ritual. The entire process of warming, scooping, sieving, stirring, foaming even BEFORE tasting speaks to my soul. The flavor of 97 is divine! It has a similar smell, taste, and gorgeousness as a field of warm, sweet, fragrant, spring grass. When I sip I feel all is well in the world.

  16. Cupful of smooth, happy, yummy bliss 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 1st Feb 2013

    The COLOR, the smell...FANTASTIC! I have more clear energy, better digestion... I don't know, can a cup of Breakaway Matcha make you happy??? It's one cupful of smooth, happy, yummy bliss. I'm sold.
    Love, light and Breakaway Matcha 97!

  17. Beautiful Matcha 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 1st Feb 2013

    Breakaway Matcha is a wonderful tea. I love the blend 97, sweet and rich. I also love Eric's passion regarding his products. It's nice to have the simple, finer things in life celebrated.

  18. Great taste, wonderful health benefits 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 31st Jan 2013

    The taste of this matcha is sweet and smooth, no bitterness at all. But, for me, even better are the calm, relaxed feeling and mental clarity that matcha brings. Making matcha part of my daily routine has definitely made a difference for me.

  19. The perfect cup of Matcha 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 29th Jan 2013

    I use to sweeten my matcha green tea until I tried Breakaway Matcha's Blend 97. I tried matchas from gourmet grocery stores, but they were super bitter and clumpy. I started ordering matcha from Japan which was better, but I still felt the need to sweeten it to soften the bitter taste. Breakaway Matcha is smooth and naturally sweet. No bitter taste; no need for sweetener! It is comforting and delicious. The perfect cup of matcha green tea!

  20. My Favorite 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 27th Jan 2013

    Blend 97 is what I love so much about Breakaway Matcha: zero bitterness, and an earthy flavor that store-bought bagged green tea can't touch. Love it!

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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