Posted by Jim Coyer on 25th Mar 2015
I lived in Japan for a number of years and found matcha there. Breakaway Matcha's matcha is better than anything I had in Japan. More than that though is the attention to detail in packaging, shipping, and educating us about matcha that really shines. Shipping is instantaneous. The jar that holds the matcha powder is a UV filter that protects the matcha for the few minutes it's out on the kitchen counter. The instructions in the box and the enormous wealth of information on Eric's website really deepen our understanding of Matcha's history, it's chemical properties, and how to prepare a great cup of matcha.
I wholeheartedly recommend Breakaway Blend 99.
Posted by Aura Rose on 24th Mar 2015
I suggest trying each Hyperpremium Matcha Blend to find YOUR blend because every person deserves to find her/his favorite matcha. I did just that; And Blend 99 is my favorite - a "match-a" made in heaven.
It's perfectly full bodied, froths well & is the tastiest, most fragrant of all the lends to my personal palate.
Because all of the blends are fantastic, it was a difficult choice to make. But I definitely favor this Blend over all others....so far.
Eric seems to find and create new blends all the time, like the limited edition Blend SE.That's pretty yummy stuff.
I just have a feeling 99 will always be "my" Blend. I would never know how great Matcha could taste if I hadn't found this site while surfing the net.Thank you - I'm a faithful daily Matcha drinker.
Posted by Aura Rose on 24th Aug 2014
As an ardent Tea connoisseur, I have found Matcha to be elusive.
I found Breakaway Matcha during the arduous task of researching Matcha on the internet.
I became intrigued with Matcha after chance introduction via a delicious Matcha Tea Latte at a Peet's Coffee airport concession.
I felt incredible energy with no jitters.
Breakawaymatcha.com had the most comprehensive info on Matcha, complete with simple video instructions.
Before tasting their Matcha, I had bought different brands & had mixed experiences.
After tasting a generous Sampler that Eric sent me, I fell in love with Blend 99.
But Every Blend I tasted was WORLDS Beyond any Matcha I have ever tasted.
I didn't believe the honest proclamations written about this Matcha.
All I have to say is, if you have any interest in Matcha, you MUST try it.
I feel similar to when I have raw smoothie.
After reading the remarkable stats on Matcha's stellar antioxidant level, I now know why I feel so elevated.
It is helping me feel my fittest.
Now I have many more reasons to drink Matcha - besides the fantastic taste!
Posted by Unknown on 5th Apr 2014
After a couple days drinking this my taste buds just can't get enough and the energy is right . I have not tasted 94 or 97 blends yet but looking forward to try them next . After having tried blends 100 and 99 I know I will be getting my matcha from breakaway for a long time . This blend is truly delicious even when it's not hot .
Posted by Renee on 9th Feb 2014
Blend 99 is beautifully grassy, creamy and naturally sweet. Pretty heavenly!!
Posted by Michele Melloni on 8th Sep 2013
I received my 100g pouch of blend 99 a few days ago. I ordered this blend on blind faith. I had purchased blend 94 and really enjoyed it. I decided to turn it up a few notches. I immediately noticed the gentle smoothness and a cacao-like feel. There was no bitterness, slightly acidic and so green it was electric. Immediately upon drinking it a rush of focus and energy kicked in. I swear, I feel like Bradley Cooper in "Limitless" when I drink this stuff. I love it! The better the quality, the better I feel. It really makes a difference. My next move will be to try blend 100. I really believe that the experience matcha offers outweighs the price you pay for it, which might seem high. The million dollar question is Why can't this amazing matcha be snorted???!
Posted by Unknown on 27th Aug 2013
This spectacular matcha has a subtlety and joy that is unlike any other I have tasted. It's fresh, approachable, smooth and gentle, but it has a sturdy backbone that holds you up like leaning on a beautiful, friendly tree.
Posted by Debbi F. on 12th Aug 2013
I had never tried Matcha before and decided to give it a go. I was surprised at the taste the first time I made it. I thought, "I'll learn to like this". As I continued to drink it, I found I enjoyed it more and more and found that it was perfect for my afternoon lull. I would drink it late afternoon and teach my fitness class afterwards and my energy felt really good and natural. I still have coffee in the morning, but my new 'go to' drink in the afternoon is Matcha 99!
Posted by Unknown on 20th Jun 2013
Enjoying Blend 99 is something to be experienced by true tea lovers world wide. It is vibrant, fragrant, gently energizing and refreshing. I highly recommend it!
Posted by randy komisar on 22nd May 2013
I have been a tea devotee for decades now. I drink more pots of tea a day than I care to admit and I have grown more finicky over the years. While I love a great cup of Sencha or Gyrokura, I have been continually frustrated by Matcha. My Zen teachers treat me to their artful whisking, but I have stumbled through the Matcha selection and brewing process without success. Until now. I learned about buying and brewing from the Breakaway site. And Blend 99 is wonderful. Clean, savory, stimulating, and special. I feel my life of tea is now complete!
Posted by Unknown on 26th Mar 2013
Sweet, smooth, with body. Its my daily drinker matcha giving me an 'up' alertness without the caffeine feeling. Love it.
Posted by Dale Barnes on 14th Mar 2013
I have been drinking matcha for about 7 years since I first had it at a high end ryokan/spa in Hakone. I read the other reviews and thought I knew matcha, but I was amazed at my first sip of blend 99: lively, sweet and an amazing mouth feel - I think this is what Eric means by the umami. There is no bitterness -- zip, nada, none. Yes, it's great.
Posted by Leah Kim on 27th Jan 2013
I love my Breakaway Matcha green tea, and have tried Blends 94, 97, 99, and 100. I love matcha's psychedlic green color and its creamy frothiness. I also love the meditative process of preparing the tea for myself. It is such a pleasure. I genuinely enjoy them all, but my favorite is Blend 99. It has the heartiness of 94 with the elegance of 100. Can't recommend Breakaway Matcha enough!
Posted by Norma F - Transformational Strategist on 25th Jan 2013
Breakaway Matcha Blend 99, is my go to, and travel with, beverage of choice. For the past 2 and 1/2 years I indulge in the affordable luxury of this matcha everyday. While the taste is sublime, the benefits of a clearer mind and rejuvenated spirit linger. Sipping this matcha is transformative.
Posted by Geoffrey Roniger on 24th Jan 2013
My first experience with Blend 99 was nothing short of divine! Every layer of the sip had something interesting to offer. Creamy, earthy, grassy, but bright and light. I felt elated (in that unmistakably matcha sort of way)and completely nourished, as though I had just put a potent bundle of goodness into my body. This is the blend that I will keep going to with deep appreciation and infatuation.
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