If you are looking for the most ethereal, surreally delicious matcha in Japan's domestic market, you have found it. The four matcha below come directly from Japanese growers who are obsessed with quality in every stage of planting, pruning, feeding, harvesting, processing, and final delivery to us. All four drink more like a fine wine than a tea, and are extraordinary hot, especially served espresso style, or cold, steeped in 33F water.
Differences between the four primarily reflect rarity and terroir. They become sweeter, have more umami, and are more refined with the higher numbers.
Quite possibly the finest green tea in the world. The first thing you notice is the creamy body and smooth mouthfeel that resembles a perfectly pulled espresso. SHOP
It’s as if fresh cream, young grass, baby vegetables, and cacao were blended together to create an ambrosia unlike any other. This is the taste we’d like on our last breath. SHOP
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. SHOP
A feisty, gorgeous matcha that's ready to slap you with its attitude. Racy. Fantastic color, heady aromas, intense "matcha" taste (think strong green tea ice cream), faint twinges of bitterness (which gives it its sass). SHOP