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.
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
Posted by Unknown on 6th Mar 2015
I'm a first time matcha drinker and I'm so glad I started with Breakaway because there is no need to try another brand. The tea is really delicious and smooth. I look forward to my daily cup. Can't wait to upgrade to the 99 and 100. I plan to purchase the coldbrew packets to have when I travel.
Posted by Bridget Cecchetti on 6th Feb 2015
Just had my first cup of Matcha today and it was a very pleasing experience. Smooth and rich. I have never had a green tea with taste other than a cardboardy unpleasantness. The Matcha 97 was completely different and I look forward to the realization of the relief of fatigue and stress.
Posted by Unknown on 2nd Dec 2014
I received the 97 Blend and upon first sip…WOW! I can't imagine what the 99 and 100 taste like! This is my go to hot matcha blend…that is until I try the 99 and 100. I love it! It's a must try!
Posted by Unknown on 18th Nov 2014
This was my first Matcha try. I'm so pleased my first experience was great. I won't order with anyone else. Breakaway Matcha has great customer service and delicious Matcha. After reading reviews I opted for 97. Beautiful smooth taste!
Posted by shelley on 22nd Sep 2014
The color, sweetness, and flavor of this blend is perfect for my morning drink. I have not tried the other blends but this one is very good. I will stick to Breakaway Matcha for its high quality and service. Thank you.
Posted by Holly on 15th Jul 2014
It's possible I have developed an (un)healthy obsession with matcha tea and have tried many different matchas from other suppliers. Breakaway Matcha is by far the absolute best in terms of texture, flavor, and overall service. I LOVE the 97 and 99 blends (still need to try the 94 and 100 blends). They're so smooth and flavorful with no bitterness that I've found with so many of the other brands. I could drink cup after cup after cup after cup and never tire of it. I also have to comment on the excellent customer service. Each package is wrapped up so nicely in their vibrant green paper and shipped immediately, with a personal note on the invoice. Hard to come by personalized service anymore and makes for such a nice touch!
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