If you're planning on using matcha as an ingredient--that is to say, you'll be baking with it or plan to add milk, sugar, or ingredients in smoothies, lattes, frappaccinos, etc., this is the matcha you want.
It's a robust matcha with excellent color, good umami, and imparts a very smooth "matcha" taste to dishes. It makes superb foamed milk drinks, and even makes a good matcha salt.
There really is no compelling reason to use a better quality sipping/savory matcha for these purposes; if you'll be applying oven or stovetop heat, or will be adding fat (milk) and sweetness to it, our culinary blend is the ideal matcha.
Posted by Steve Self on 12th Jul 2016
I love high end matcha - just cannot afford to get it all the time. If you have ever tried a culinary matcha from some one else, it is usually drab, bitter, and chalky. From Breakaway it is WAY better. In fact, Breakaway's culinary matcha is better than many other seller's mid range whisking matcha. Bright green, has a nice slight bite, and actually tastes like matcha. This stuff is great iced. It is great with coconut milk in a matcha latte. We love it.
Posted by J on 26th Jun 2016
I would like to echo many of the things other reviewers have written about this product. I primarily drink matcha cold or sometimes in shakes and this is my favorite matcha to date. I drink 1-2 tbs of matcha a day so I feel like the higher quality matchas are out of my price range, but am now curious to try them when I feel like I have the money to splurge. I do find this froths very easily and is a pretty decent color. The flavor it more subtle and more delicate than other matchas I have tried especially compared to one in particular I bought from a well-known tea company which tasted bitter and was almost undrinkable.
Posted by susan Unger on 12th Feb 2016
I am a conifer of matcha and search high and low for quality matcha. I know I found it at Breakaway Matcha. The color, the flavor, is simply wonderful. Thank you Eric for your awesome product
Posted by anne o. on 12th Feb 2016
i enjoy a cup of matcha every morning. i love the process of making it and enjoy the rich green color and robust taste.
Posted by Rich on 30th Jan 2016
In my search for Matcha I had purchased some at my local health food store. It was a greyish color and was fairly bitter. I am very pleased with my culinary grade Breakaway Matcha. The color is excellent and It has a very nice grassy flavor. I have found my Matcha. I look forward to my morning cup, every day.
Posted by Unknown on 18th Jan 2016
I have had match a tea from many sources and I would have to say yours is among the best I have ever had. I drink match a tea every morning and look forward to my quiet mornings drinking tea. I am so grateful for discovering breakaway match a and will definitely order again as well as gladly advertise your product for you. Thanks again !
Posted by Cammie on 2nd Dec 2015
This matcha is quite lovely and I use it daily in a smoothie that I make for my husband and me. He doesn't like green tea, but the flavor of this matcha blends perfectly into any smoothie I have ever made, and he never notices that it's in there! Also when in the mood for a hot milky drink, this matcha is perfect with milk, dairy or almond or coconut. It will pat you on the back and make you feel like everything will be ok.
Question for Eric: The folks at Ippodo in NYC told me that something (don't recall what) in dairy milk inactivates much of the antioxidants (I think it was antioxidants, might have been something else) in matcha, so it's better to make it with almond milk, which doesn't have that effect. What do you know about that?
Posted by Kathy Dennison on 13th Sep 2015
I drink matcha tea daily and have been searching
for good quality tea at a reasonable price. I have been disappointed by all of the matcha teas I have purchased online as none of them have the brilliant green color or flavor of a premium matcha. Breakaway's culinary matcha is an excellent find - gorgeous color, texture and flavor and the customer service and packaging are top notch too!
Posted by Sara on 13th Jul 2015
Let it be said that I am very "green" (pun intended), and completely new to this group of green tea'ers! So my scope is very limited with how to use the product, but I have tried the Coldbrew and the Culinary. I have tried the green tea latte that Eric suggested, and I think I prefer to drink it cold for the summer. I'll test again when Fall comes upon us. But as for first impressions, I love the customer service from a man and his company clear on the west coast, as well as the personal friendly note on each invoice. As I continue to discover the how to this green machine, I've already conquered the why through its amazing energetic properties and the people that stand behind its name. Life-long tea drinker here!
Posted by Gaby on 9th Feb 2015
My husband went on a huge matcha kick after finding some green tea kit-kats in Epcot, so for his birthday I ordered some Breakaway Culinary Matcha and made a matcha birthday cake- it was a hit! He's also enjoying daily matcha lattes now, and we're looking up more recipes to try... so we'll probably be ordering some more soon!
Posted by Ashley on 30th Jan 2015
I love matcha but have never bought any myself until I found Breakaway. Don't let the culinary grade fool you, this is good stuff! It's not as creamy as higher quality stuff that they also offer, but it's perfect for me, as I like to sip it with some almond milk and a little honey. Can't wait to try it in baked goods.
Also, if you're new to matcha, don't let the tea fool you -- even with only 25 mg of caffeine it made me more alert than a cappuccino would (I'm very sensitive to caffeine and usually don't do the whole daily coffee thing). This is a great part of my mornings! Thank you Eric!
Posted by Steve Self on 8th Dec 2014
My wife and I drink the culinary matcha in steamed coconut milk with a touch of stevia. Love it. The matcha has just enough astringency to reach through the richness of the coconut milk and carry the fresh taste. Very nice!
Posted by Roger on 1st Sep 2014
Its smooth and just taste amazing.
This is definitely in my top 3 Matcha brands for sure.
Posted by Keith Mitchell on 17th Jun 2014
I am thoroughly enjoying my Culinary Matcha Tea. I drink it at work as an alternative to sodas or juices that contain too much sugar and artificial ingredients. I semi-freeze water in my stainless steel bottle, add a small amount of tea and coconut sugar, and shake. It is very refreshing. I found out about matcha by accident and when I found this website and saw the different blends, I was disappointed they were all hot teas. Then I saw the culinary matcha. It was exactly what I was looking for..."iced" tea. I think it is great. Thank you very much, Eric.
Posted by michele on 10th Dec 2013
This is my third time ordering from you. Your matcha has become an important part of my everyday overall nutrition. A day without matcha just feels wrong. Please keep of the good work. I will keep on ordering from your excellent company.
Posted by Fredo Wyand on 28th May 2013
This culinary-grade matcha is superb, and I disagree with the notion that is shouldn't be sipped straight up (well, dust with stevia and you're good to go). I add this to my kale/blueberry smoothies for a refreshing start to each morning. Thanks to Breakaway M. for giving us an excellent quality matcha that mere mortals can afford. Well done!
Posted by Collin Burger on 17th May 2013
This matcha is perfect for cooking or making a nice matcha latte in the morning. I was looking for something that would be delicious with milk, but without paying for the top-shelf subtleties that the milk or recipe would mask anyhow. I am very pleased. This "culinary" matcha is better than many other "sipping" matchas I have tried. Can't wait to try some of the even more refined matchas that Breakaway offers!
Posted by Amanda on 9th Mar 2013
We are huge fans of matcha shots from Jamba Juice and have been attempting to duplicate them at home for years. We were thrilled to find the culinary matcha, which allows us to make the perfect match shot using chilled vanilla soy milk and ice.
I can't wait to try making matcha ice cream suggested in the previous review.
Posted by Natalie R. on 23rd Jan 2013
This matcha makes matcha ice cream fit for the gods. And it's SO beautiful. I have to think of other ways to use it, but until I get tired of matcha ice cream, I have no real motivation to use it any other way. I just soften vanilla ice cream a bit, sprinkle this in, and refreeze. I'm hooked.